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NYSE:WCN

Waste Connections (WCN) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$125.86
+1.28 (+1.03%)
(As of 05/23/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$124.17
$126.39
50-Day Range
$122.34
$144.89
52-Week Range
$115.75
$145.62
Volume
876,266 shs
Average Volume
1.24 million shs
Market Capitalization
$32.37 billion
P/E Ratio
51.37
Dividend Yield
0.74%
Beta
0.72
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About Waste Connections

Waste Connections, Inc. provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, disposal, and resource recovery services in the United States and Canada. It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and exploration and production (E&P) customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, mixed paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals. The company also owns and operates transfer stations that receive compact and/or load waste to be transported to landfills or treatment facilities through truck, rail, or barge; and intermodal services for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest through a network of intermodal facilities. In addition, it provides E&P waste treatment, recovery, and disposal services for waste resulting from oil and natural gas exploration and production activity, such as drilling fluids, drill cuttings, completion fluids, and flowback water; production wastes and produced water during a well's operating life; contaminated soils that require treatment during site reclamation; and substances, which require clean-up after a spill, reserve pit clean-up, or pipeline rupture. Further, the company offers leasing services to its customers. As of December 31, 2021, it owned 334 solid waste collection operations; 142 transfer stations; 61 municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills; 12 E&P waste landfills; 14 non-MSW landfills; 71 recycling operations; 4 intermodal operations; 23 E&P liquid waste injection wells; and 19 E&P waste treatment and oil recovery facilities. The company also operates an additional 53 transfer stations, 10 MSW landfills, and 2 intermodal operations. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Woodbridge, Canada.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Refuse systems
Sub-Industry
N/A
Employees
19,998
Year Founded
1997

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.15 billion
Cash Flow
$6.58 per share
Book Value
$26.28 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$618.05 million
Pretax Margin
12.49%

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Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
256,265,000
Market Cap
$32.37 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/16 Dividend
3/01/2022
Dividend Payable
3/16/2022
Last Earnings
5/03/2022
Ex-Dividend for 6/1 Dividend
5/17/2022
Today
5/23/2022
Dividend Payable
6/01/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/03/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.75 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

36th out of 463 stocks

Refuse Systems Industry

2nd out of 10 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 5.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -













Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Waste Connections a buy right now?

9 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Connections in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating, 7 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Waste Connections stock.
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Are investors shorting Waste Connections?

Waste Connections saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,110,000 shares, an increase of 17.0% from the March 31st total of 948,600 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,260,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.9 days. Approximately 0.4% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Waste Connections' next earnings date?

Waste Connections is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 3rd 2022.
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How were Waste Connections' earnings last quarter?

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 3rd. The business services provider reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.83 by $0.01. The business services provider earned $1.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.61 billion. Waste Connections had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.72% and a net margin of 9.97%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.70 EPS.
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How often does Waste Connections pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Waste Connections?

Waste Connections declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share on Wednesday, June 1st. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 17th. This is a positive change from Waste Connections's previous quarterly dividend of $0.18.
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Is Waste Connections a good dividend stock?

Waste Connections pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.74%. Waste Connections has been increasing its dividend for 11 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Waste Connections is 37.55%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Waste Connections will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.01% next year. This indicates that Waste Connections will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Waste Connections' stock split? How did Waste Connections' stock split work?

Waste Connections's stock split on the morning of Monday, June 19th 2017. The 3-2 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly minted shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell on Friday, June 16th 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of Waste Connections stock prior to the split would have 150 shares after the split.

What guidance has Waste Connections issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waste Connections updated its second quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 16th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.78 billion-$1.78 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.26 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WCN?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Waste Connections' shares. Their forecasts range from $128.00 to $160.00. On average, they anticipate Waste Connections' share price to reach $142.38 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 13.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Waste Connections' key executives?
Waste Connections' management team includes the following people:
What is Worthing Jackman's approval rating as Waste Connections' CEO?

92 employees have rated Waste Connections CEO Worthing Jackman on Glassdoor.com. Worthing Jackman has an approval rating of 95% among Waste Connections' employees. This puts Worthing Jackman in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Waste Connections own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Waste Connections investors own include Hawkins (HWKN), Waste Management (WM), Ingersoll Rand (IR), CA (CA), Alibaba Group (BABA), BlackRock (BLK), Visa (V), Home Depot (HD), (HON) and Micron Technology (MU).

What is Waste Connections' stock symbol?

Waste Connections trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WCN."

Who are Waste Connections' major shareholders?

Waste Connections' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.32%), Royal Bank of Canada (3.81%), Capital International Investors (3.72%), BlackRock Inc. (3.43%), Bank of Montreal Can (3.33%) and TD Asset Management Inc. (2.28%). Company insiders that own Waste Connections stock include Brian Harris, James Little, Jason Craft, Matthew Stephen Black, Patrick James Shea, Ronald J Mittelstaedt and Susan Netherton.
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Which institutional investors are selling Waste Connections stock?

WCN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., BlackRock Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Capital International Investors, EULAV Asset Management, Cibc World Market Inc., and State Street Corp. Company insiders that have sold Waste Connections company stock in the last year include Brian Harris, James Little, Jason Craft, and Patrick James Shea.
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Which institutional investors are buying Waste Connections stock?

WCN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including National Bank of Canada FI, CIBC Asset Management Inc, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp, Echo Street Capital Management LLC, Durable Capital Partners LP, and 1832 Asset Management L.P..
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How do I buy shares of Waste Connections?

Shares of WCN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Waste Connections' stock price today?

One share of WCN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $125.86.

How much money does Waste Connections make?

Waste Connections has a market capitalization of $32.37 billion and generates $6.15 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $618.05 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.45 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Waste Connections have?

Waste Connections employs 19,998 workers across the globe.

When was Waste Connections founded?

Waste Connections was founded in 1997.

What is Waste Connections' official website?

The official website for Waste Connections is www.wasteconnections.com.

How can I contact Waste Connections?

Waste Connections' mailing address is 610 APPLEWOOD CRESCENT SUITE 200, VAUGHAN A6, L4K 0C3. The business services provider can be reached via phone at (905) 532-7510, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 905-532-7580.

This page was last updated on 5/23/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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