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FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-get hearing aids
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Reformers take 6 of 14 UAW board seats, could win majority
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NYSE:WCN

Waste Connections - WCN Stock Forecast, Price & News

$145.45
+1.50 (+1.04%)
(As of 12/2/2022 09:01 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$142.77
$146.12
50-Day Range
$124.54
$145.45
52-Week Range
$113.50
$148.20
Volume
553,200 shs
Average Volume
1.10 million shs
Market Capitalization
$37.41 billion
P/E Ratio
46.62
Dividend Yield
0.70%
Price Target
$151.63

Waste Connections MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.2% Upside
$151.63 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.56% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.10
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.12mentions of Waste Connections in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.56 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.81%
From $3.81 to $4.26 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.34 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

118th out of 325 stocks

Refuse Systems Industry

3rd out of 6 stocks

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About Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Stock

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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WCN Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/02/2022
Ex-Dividend for 12/1 Dividend
11/15/2022
Dividend Payable
12/01/2022
Today
12/05/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/15/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$151.63
High Stock Price Forecast
$165.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$135.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+4.2%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$618.05 million
Pretax Margin
14.49%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.15 billion
Cash Flow
$6.40 per share
Book Value
$27.00 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
256,301,000
Market Cap
$37.41 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.66

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Ronald J. MittelstaedtMr. Ronald J. Mittelstaedt (Age 59)
    Exec. Chairman
    Comp: $750k
  • Mr. Worthing F. JackmanMr. Worthing F. Jackman (Age 58)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $3.56M
  • Ms. Mary Anne Whitney (Age 58)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.6M
  • Mr. Darrell W. Chambliss (Age 58)
    COO & Exec. VP
    Comp: $1.62M
  • Mr. Patrick J. Shea (Age 51)
    Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
    Comp: $1.35M
  • Mr. James M. Little (Age 60)
    Exec. VP of Engineering & Disposal
    Comp: $1.31M
  • Mr. David G. Eddie (Age 52)
    Chief Accounting Officer & Sr. VP
  • Mr. Eric O. Hansen (Age 57)
    Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. John M. Perkey (Age 40)
    VP & Deputy Gen. Counsel of Compliance and Gov. Affairs
  • Ms. Susan R. NethertonMs. Susan R. Netherton (Age 52)
    Sr. VP of People, Training & Devel.













WCN Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Waste Connections stock right now?

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Connections in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating, 6 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" WCN shares.
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What is Waste Connections' stock price forecast for 2023?

8 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Waste Connections' stock. Their WCN share price forecasts range from $135.00 to $165.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $151.63 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have WCN shares performed in 2022?

Waste Connections' stock was trading at $136.27 at the beginning of the year. Since then, WCN shares have increased by 6.7% and is now trading at $145.45.
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Are investors shorting Waste Connections?

Waste Connections saw a increase in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 4,010,000 shares, an increase of 19.3% from the October 31st total of 3,360,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,190,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.4 days. Approximately 1.6% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Waste Connections' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 15th 2023.
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How were Waste Connections' earnings last quarter?

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 2nd. The business services provider reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.09. The business services provider earned $1.88 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.87 billion. Waste Connections had a net margin of 11.59% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.10%.

How often does Waste Connections pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Waste Connections?

Waste Connections announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 2nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.255 per share on Thursday, December 1st. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.70%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 15th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.23.
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Is Waste Connections a good dividend stock?

Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.70%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 10 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 32.69%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WCN will have a dividend payout ratio of 23.94% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Waste Connections' stock split?

Shares of Waste Connections split on Monday, June 19th 2017. The 3-2 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly created shares were distributed to shareholders after the closing bell on Friday, June 16th 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of 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 issued an update on its fourth quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 18th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.84 billion-$1.84 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.52 billion.

What is Worthing Jackman's approval rating as Waste Connections' CEO?

92 employees have rated Waste Connections Chief Executive Officer Worthing Jackman on Glassdoor.com. Worthing Jackman has an approval rating of 95% among the company's 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), 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.56%), Bank of Montreal Can (4.39%), BlackRock Inc. (3.88%), Royal Bank of Canada (3.61%), WCM Investment Management LLC (3.36%) and Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (3.19%). Insiders that own company stock include Brian Harris, Eric Hansen, James Little, Jason Craft, Matthew Stephen Black, Patrick James Shea, Ronald J Mittelstaedt, Susan Netherton, William J Razzouk and Worthing Jackman.
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How do I buy shares of Waste Connections?

Shares of WCN stock 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 $145.45.

How much money does Waste Connections make?

Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) has a market capitalization of $37.41 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 $3.12 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Waste Connections have?

The company employs 19,998 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Waste Connections?

Waste Connections' mailing address is 610 APPLEWOOD CRESCENT SUITE 200, VAUGHAN A6, L4K 0C3. The official website for the company is www.wasteconnections.com. The business services provider can be reached via phone at (905) 532-7510, via email at chaya.cooperberg@progressivewaste.com, or via fax at 905-532-7580.

This page (NYSE:WCN) was last updated on 12/5/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff