NYSE:WM - Waste Management Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $82.69 +0.04 (+0.05 %) (As of 07/22/2018 03:01 AM ET)Previous Close$82.69Today's Range$82.30 - $82.859952-Week Range$73.48 - $89.73Volume1.06 million shsAverage Volume1.74 million shsMarket Capitalization$35.65 billionP/E Ratio25.68Dividend Yield2.25%Beta0.69 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart 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, 2017, the company owned or operated 244 solid waste landfills; 5 secure hazardous waste landfills; 90 MRFs; and 305 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 portable self-storage and long distance moving services; 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 SymbolNYSE:WM CUSIP94106L10 Webwww.wm.com Phone713-512-6200 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.47 Current Ratio0.74 Quick Ratio0.71 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio25.68 Forward P/E Ratio20.62 P/E Growth1.7 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$14.49 billion Price / Sales2.46 Cash Flow$6.6739 per share Price / Cash12.39 Book Value$13.91 per share Price / Book5.94 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.22 Net Income$1.95 billion Net Margins14.06% Return on Equity26.73% Return on Assets7.14% Miscellaneous Employees42,300 Outstanding Shares431,280,000Market Cap$35,645.61 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 Monday, May 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be given a dividend of $0.465 per share on Friday, June 22nd. This represents a $1.86 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 7th. View Waste Management's Dividend History. How will Waste Management's stock buyback program work? Waste Management announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Friday, December 15th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,250,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Waste Management's earnings last quarter? Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 26th. The business services provider reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.02. The business services provider earned $3.72 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.71 billion. Waste Management had a return on equity of 26.73% and a net margin of 14.06%. Waste Management's revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.84 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 Wednesday, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Waste Management. What price target have analysts set for WM? 9 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Waste Management's stock. Their predictions range from $83.00 to $100.00. On average, they anticipate Waste Management's share price to reach $90.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Waste Management. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Waste Management? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Management in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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), US Ecology (ECOL), Casella Waste Systems (CWST), China Industrial Waste Management (CIWT) and Alanco Technologies (ALAN). 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 56)Ms. Devina A. Rankin, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 42)Mr. James E. Trevathan Jr., Exec. VP & COO (Age 65)Mr. Jeff M. Harris, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 63)Mr. John J. Morris Jr., Sr. VP of Operations (Age 48) Has Waste Management been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about WM stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Waste Management earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 49.15 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. 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 Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.09%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.09%), Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA (0.08%), CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp (0.05%), Pendal Group Ltd (0.04%) and Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own Waste Management stock include Barry H Caldwell, Devina A Rankin, Don P Carpenter, Frank M Clark, James C Fish Jr, James E Trevathan Jr, Jeff M Harris, John C Pope, John J Morris, Mark E Schwartz, Nikolaj H Sjoqvist, Patrick W Gross and Puneet Bhasin. 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 LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Hartford Investment Management Co., Manning & Napier Group LLC, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Retirement Systems of Alabama and Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund. Company insiders that have sold Waste Management company stock in the last year include Barry H Caldwell, Devina A Rankin, James C Fish Jr, Jeff M Harris, John J Morris, Nikolaj H Sjoqvist and Patrick W Gross. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waste Management. Which major investors are buying Waste Management stock? WM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Franklin Street Advisors Inc. NC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., DnB Asset Management AS and Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL. 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 $82.69. How big of a company is Waste Management? Waste Management has a market capitalization of $35.65 billion and generates $14.49 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.95 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.22 on an earnings per share basis. Waste Management employs 42,300 workers across the globe. 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: 328 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 305 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 633MarketBeat'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. 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