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S&P 500   5,088.80
DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
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MarketBeat Week in Review – 2/19 - 2/23
Taiwan giant chipmaker TSMC opens first plant in Japan as part of key global expansion
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A collection of the insights Warren Buffett offered in his annual letter Saturday
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West Africa's ECOWAS bloc says it's lifting sanctions imposed on Niger over last year’s coup in a new push for dialogue
Macron booed by French farmers who blame him for not doing enough to support agriculture
S&P 500   5,088.80
DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
Warren Buffett uses his annual letter to warn about Wall Street and recount Berkshire's successes
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
MarketBeat Week in Review – 2/19 - 2/23
Taiwan giant chipmaker TSMC opens first plant in Japan as part of key global expansion
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A collection of the insights Warren Buffett offered in his annual letter Saturday
West Africa bloc lifts coup sanctions on Niger in a new push for dialogue to resolve tensions
AI medical stock landing MASSIVE contracts (Ad)
West Africa's ECOWAS bloc says it's lifting sanctions imposed on Niger over last year’s coup in a new push for dialogue
Macron booed by French farmers who blame him for not doing enough to support agriculture
S&P 500   5,088.80
DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
Warren Buffett uses his annual letter to warn about Wall Street and recount Berkshire's successes
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MarketBeat Week in Review – 2/19 - 2/23
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Waste Connections (WCN) Competitors

$170.15
-0.34 (-0.20%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

WCN vs. RSG, GFL, WM, PAYX, SQ, CPRT, NU, FIS, VRSK, and PLTR

Should you be buying Waste Connections stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Waste Connections include Republic Services (RSG), GFL Environmental (GFL), Waste Management (WM), Paychex (PAYX), Block (SQ), Copart (CPRT), NU (NU), Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), Verisk Analytics (VRSK), and Palantir Technologies (PLTR). These companies are all part of the "business services" sector.

Waste Connections vs.

Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) and Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, community ranking, media sentiment, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Waste Connections received 368 more outperform votes than Republic Services when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 75.25% of users gave Waste Connections an outperform vote while only 65.42% of users gave Republic Services an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Waste ConnectionsOutperform Votes
839
75.25%
Underperform Votes
276
24.75%
Republic ServicesOutperform Votes
471
65.42%
Underperform Votes
249
34.58%

Waste Connections has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Republic Services has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

85.0% of Waste Connections shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of Republic Services shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Waste Connections shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Republic Services shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Waste Connections pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Republic Services pays an annual dividend of $2.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Waste Connections pays out 38.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Republic Services pays out 41.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Republic Services has a net margin of 11.17% compared to Waste Connections' net margin of 9.51%. Republic Services' return on equity of 16.81% beat Waste Connections' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Waste Connections9.51% 14.42% 6.16%
Republic Services 11.17%16.81%5.72%

Republic Services has higher revenue and earnings than Waste Connections. Republic Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Waste Connections, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Waste Connections$8.02B5.47$762.80M$2.9657.48
Republic Services$13.51B4.31$1.49B$5.1735.78

Waste Connections currently has a consensus price target of $171.31, indicating a potential upside of 0.68%. Republic Services has a consensus price target of $171.82, indicating a potential downside of 7.12%. Given Waste Connections' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Waste Connections is more favorable than Republic Services.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Waste Connections
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.82
Republic Services
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.62

In the previous week, Waste Connections had 2 more articles in the media than Republic Services. MarketBeat recorded 16 mentions for Waste Connections and 14 mentions for Republic Services. Republic Services' average media sentiment score of 0.74 beat Waste Connections' score of -0.07 indicating that Republic Services is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Waste Connections
7 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Republic Services
7 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Waste Connections beats Republic Services on 13 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.


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WCN vs. The Competition

MetricWaste ConnectionsRefuse systems IndustryBusiness SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$43.84B$19.11B$6.76B$17.65B
Dividend Yield0.67%1.23%3.10%3.57%
P/E Ratio57.4825.7916.7922.53
Price / Sales5.4713.981,538.647.45
Price / Cash21.0112.0019.2517.54
Price / Book5.693.975.176.10
Net Income$762.80M$460.77M$82.18M$870.05M
7 Day Performance1.36%0.62%-2.21%-0.34%
1 Month Performance12.09%4.01%2.86%2.47%
1 Year Performance26.85%16.99%5.62%89.24%

Waste Connections Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
RSG
Republic Services
4.6359 of 5 stars
$180.01
-0.2%
$171.82
-4.6%
+43.7%$56.64B$13.51B34.8240,000Upcoming Earnings
GFL
GFL Environmental
3.512 of 5 stars
$36.39
-1.6%
$41.77
+14.8%
+15.6%$13.46B$4.98B-82.7019,500Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
High Trading Volume
WM
Waste Management
4.7705 of 5 stars
$201.84
+0.1%
$197.57
-2.1%
+37.8%$81.06B$20.43B35.6648,000Analyst Downgrade
PAYX
Paychex
4.6312 of 5 stars
$124.49
+0.9%
$123.17
-1.1%
+12.0%$44.79B$5.01B27.6616,600Positive News
SQ
Block
3.5087 of 5 stars
$65.73
+0.1%
$77.25
+17.5%
+6.4%$40.36B$17.53B-139.8512,428Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Options Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
CPRT
Copart
3.5018 of 5 stars
$48.52
-0.9%
$45.50
-6.2%
+47.6%$46.59B$3.87B35.5510,200Earnings Report
Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
NU
NU
2.1396 of 5 stars
$10.27
-0.9%
$9.40
-8.5%
+109.0%$48.22B$4.79B128.398,000Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Options Volume
News Coverage
Gap Down
FIS
Fidelity National Information Services
4.0202 of 5 stars
$62.96
-1.1%
$66.00
+4.8%
-2.9%$37.30B$14.53B-1.5469,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
VRSK
Verisk Analytics
4.1027 of 5 stars
$248.51
+1.6%
$247.50
-0.4%
+40.8%$36.03B$2.50B73.097,000Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
PLTR
Palantir Technologies
1.7819 of 5 stars
$23.40
-4.3%
$16.71
-28.6%
+181.2%$50.91B$2.23B259.973,838Insider Selling

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This page (NYSE:WCN) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff