NYSE:WM - Waste Management Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $100.80 -0.46 (-0.45 %) (As of 03/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$101.26Today's Range$100.67 - $101.5552-Week Range$79.96 - $101.95Volume1.31 million shsAverage Volume1.87 million shsMarket Capitalization$42.98 billionP/E Ratio24.00Dividend Yield2.02%Beta0.67 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It provides collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, material recovery facility (MRF), or disposal site; and owns, develops, and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations. As of December 31, 2018, the company owned or operated 247 solid waste landfills; 5 secure hazardous waste landfills; 102 MRFs; and 314 transfer stations. It also provides materials processing and commodities recycling services; recycling brokerage services, such as managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties; and other strategic business solutions. In addition, the company offers construction and remediation services; services related with the disposal of fly ash, and residue generated from the combustion of coal and other fuel stocks; in-plant services comprising full-service waste management solutions and consulting services; and specialized disposal services for oil and gas exploration and production operations. Further, it offers fluorescent bulb and universal waste mail-back services through LampTracker program; portable restroom services under the Port-o-Let name; and street and parking lot sweeping services, as well as holds interests in oil and gas producing properties. The company was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Receive WM News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WM and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Refuse systems Sub-IndustryEnvironmental & Facilities Services SectorBusiness Services Current SymbolNYSE:WM Previous Symbol CUSIP94106L10 CIK823768 Webwww.wm.com Phone713-512-6200Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.53 Current Ratio0.85 Quick Ratio0.82Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio24.00 Forward P/E Ratio23.07 P/E Growth2.66 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$14.91 billion Price / Sales2.88 Cash Flow$7.8935 per share Price / Cash Flow12.77 Book Value$14.72 per share Price / Book6.85Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.20 Net Income$1.93 billion Net Margins12.91% Return on Equity29.43% Return on Assets8.12%Miscellaneous Employees43,700 Outstanding Shares426,347,000Market Cap$42.98 billion Next Earnings Date4/19/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Waste Management (NYSE:WM) Frequently Asked Questions What is Waste Management's stock symbol? Waste Management trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WM." How often does Waste Management pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Waste Management? Waste Management announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.5125 per share on Friday, March 22nd. This represents a $2.05 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 7th. This is an increase from Waste Management's previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. View Waste Management's Dividend History. How will Waste Management's stock buyback program work? Waste Management announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, December 13th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $1,500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 3.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Waste Management's earnings last quarter? Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 14th. The business services provider reported $1.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.07. The business services provider had revenue of $3.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.78 billion. Waste Management had a net margin of 12.91% and a return on equity of 29.43%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.85 earnings per share. View Waste Management's Earnings History. When is Waste Management's next earnings date? Waste Management is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, April 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Waste Management. What guidance has Waste Management issued on next quarter's earnings? Waste Management updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 14th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.28-4.38 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.45. Waste Management also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.28-4.38 EPS. What price target have analysts set for WM? 6 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Waste Management's stock. Their predictions range from $96.00 to $108.00. On average, they anticipate Waste Management's stock price to reach $102.40 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Waste Management. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Waste Management? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Management in the last year. There are currently 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Waste Management. Has Waste Management been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about WM stock has trended positive on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Waste Management earned a media sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Waste Management's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Waste Management include Republic Services (RSG), Waste Connections (WCN), Veolia Environnement (VEOEY), Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW), Casella Waste Systems (CWST), US Ecology (ECOL), Alanco Technologies (ALAN) and China Industrial Waste Management (CIWT). What other stocks do shareholders of Waste Management own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Waste Management investors own include AT&T (T), Home Depot (HD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), Boeing (BA), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Visa (V) and General Electric (GE). Who are Waste Management's key executives? Waste Management's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. James C. Fish Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)Ms. Devina A. Rankin, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 43)Mr. John J. Morris Jr., Exec. VP & COO (Age 49)Ms. Leslie K. Nagy, VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 45)Mr. Edward A. Egl, Director of Investor Relations Who are Waste Management's major shareholders? Waste Management's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.43%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.07%), Parnassus Investments CA (1.38%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.22%), Northern Trust Corp (1.18%) and Bank of America Corp DE (1.06%). Company insiders that own Waste Management stock include Barry H Caldwell, Devina A Rankin, James C Fish Jr, Jeff M Harris, John C Pope, John J Morris, Nikolaj H Sjoqvist, Patrick W Gross, Steve Batchelor and Tara J Hmmer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Waste Management. Which major investors are selling Waste Management stock? WM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Two Sigma Investments LP, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Two Sigma Advisers LP, APG Asset Management N.V., Millennium Management LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Waste Management company stock in the last year include Barry H Caldwell, Devina A Rankin, Jeff M Harris, John J Morris, Nikolaj H Sjoqvist, Patrick W Gross, Steve Batchelor and Tara J Hmmer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waste Management. Which major investors are buying Waste Management stock? WM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Bessemer Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Hexavest Inc., FMR LLC and Eaton Vance Management. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waste Management. How do I buy shares of Waste Management? Shares of WM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Waste Management's stock price today? One share of WM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $100.80. How big of a company is Waste Management? Waste Management has a market capitalization of $42.98 billion and generates $14.91 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.93 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.20 on an earnings per share basis. Waste Management employs 43,700 workers across the globe. What is Waste Management's official website? The official website for Waste Management is http://www.wm.com. How can I contact Waste Management? Waste Management's mailing address is 1001 FANNIN STREET, HOUSTON TX, 77002. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 713-512-6200 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Waste Management (NYSE WM)Community Ranking: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 399 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 372 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 771MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Waste Management and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Coverage Ratio?