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NYSE:WM - Waste Management Stock Price, Forecast & News

$94.60
-0.70 (-0.73 %)
(As of 03/30/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$92.60
Now: $94.60
$97.67
50-Day Range
$87.87
MA: $114.07
$126.22
52-Week Range
$85.34
Now: $94.60
$126.79
Volume3.81 million shs
Average Volume2.81 million shs
Market Capitalization$40.18 billion
P/E Ratio24.19
Dividend Yield2.29%
Beta0.65
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.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Refuse systems
Sub-IndustryEnvironmental & Facilities Services
SectorBusiness Services
CUSIP94106L10
Phone713-512-6200

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.46 billion
Cash Flow$8.31 per share
Book Value$16.67 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.67 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees44,900
Market Cap$40.18 billion
Next Earnings Date5/6/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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Waste Management (NYSE:WM) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Waste Management's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Waste Management's stock was trading at $109.97 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WM shares have decreased by 14.0% and is now trading at $94.60. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Waste Management?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Management in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Waste Management.

When is Waste Management's next earnings date?

Waste Management is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 6th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Waste Management.

How can I listen to Waste Management's earnings call?

Waste Management will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, May 6th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Waste Management's earnings last quarter?

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 13th. The business services provider reported $1.19 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.04. The business services provider earned $3.85 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.97 billion. Waste Management had a net margin of 10.81% and a return on equity of 28.14%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.13 EPS. View Waste Management's earnings history.

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

Waste Management announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.545 per share on Friday, March 20th. This represents a $2.18 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 5th. This is a positive change from Waste Management's previous quarterly dividend of $0.51. View Waste Management's dividend history.

How will Waste Management's stock buyback program work?

Waste Management declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, December 13th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 3.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for WM?

17 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Waste Management's stock. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $145.00. On average, they anticipate Waste Management's stock price to reach $127.43 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 34.7% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Waste Management.

Has Waste Management been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about WM stock have trended very negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news 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 -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Waste Management earned a daily sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutWaste Management.

Are investors shorting Waste Management?

Waste Management saw a decrease in short interest in the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 5,495,400 shares, a decrease of 8.6% from the February 27th total of 6,010,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,930,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days. Approximately 1.3% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Waste Management's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Waste Management's key competitors?

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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), Alibaba Group (BABA), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Boeing (BA).

Who are Waste Management's key executives?

Waste Management's management team includes the following 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

What is Waste Management's stock symbol?

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

Who are Waste Management's major shareholders?

Waste Management's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.79%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.96%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.38%), Parnassus Investments CA (1.30%), Norges Bank (1.12%) and Capital Research Global Investors (0.95%). Company insiders that own Waste Management stock include Barry H Caldwell, Charles C Boettcher, Devina A Rankin, Frank M Clark, James C Fish Jr, Jeff M Harris, John J Morris, Leslie K Nagy, Michael J Watson, 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 DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Senator Investment Group LP, LSV Asset Management, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, PGGM Investments, and Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Company insiders that have sold Waste Management company stock in the last year include Charles C Boettcher, Devina A Rankin, Frank M Clark, James C Fish Jr, John J Morris, Leslie K Nagy, Michael J Watson, Patrick W Gross, Steve Batchelor, and Tara J Hmmer. View insider buying and selling activity for Waste Management.

Which major investors are buying Waste Management stock?

WM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Capital World Investors, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Johanson Financial Advisors Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd., First Trust Advisors LP, Janus Henderson Group PLC, and Pictet Asset Management Ltd.. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Waste Management's stock price today?

One share of WM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $94.60.

How big of a company is Waste Management?

Waste Management has a market capitalization of $40.18 billion and generates $15.46 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.67 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.40 on an earnings per share basis. Waste Management employs 44,900 workers across the globe. View additional information about Waste Management.

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  490 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  455 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  945
MarketBeat'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 3/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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