NYSE:WM - Waste Management Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $89.19 +0.14 (+0.16 %) (As of 12/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$89.05Today's Range$88.70 - $90.0352-Week Range$78.39 - $95.49Volume2.34 million shsAverage Volume2.10 million shsMarket Capitalization$38.86 billionP/E Ratio27.70Dividend Yield2.04%Beta0.64 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, 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. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Refuse systems Sub-IndustryEnvironmental & Facilities Services SectorBusiness Services Current SymbolNYSE:WM Previous Symbol CUSIP94106L10 Webwww.wm.com Phone713-512-6200 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.53 Current Ratio0.87 Quick Ratio0.84 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio27.70 Forward P/E Ratio21.54 P/E Growth1.79 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$14.49 billion Price / Sales2.63 Cash Flow$6.5293 per share Price / Cash Flow13.66 Book Value$13.91 per share Price / Book6.41 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.22 Net Income$1.95 billion Net Margins15.60% Return on Equity27.93% Return on Assets7.70% Miscellaneous Employees42,300 Outstanding Shares426,350,000Market Cap$38.86 billion 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.465 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $1.86 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 29th. View Waste Management's Dividend History. How will Waste Management's stock buyback program work? Waste Management announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, December 13th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 3.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Waste Management's earnings last quarter? Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The business services provider reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.04. The business services provider had revenue of $3.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.82 billion. Waste Management had a net margin of 15.60% and a return on equity of 27.93%. 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 Thursday, February 21st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Waste Management. What guidance has Waste Management issued on next quarter's earnings? Waste Management updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.13-4.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.07. What price target have analysts set for WM? 7 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Waste Management's stock. Their forecasts range from $90.00 to $107.00. On average, they expect Waste Management's stock price to reach $97.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Waste Management. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Waste Management? 7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Management in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 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 somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Waste Management earned a news sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. 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 Field Operations (Age 63)Mr. John J. Morris Jr., Sr. VP of Field Operations (Age 48) Who are Waste Management's major shareholders? Waste Management's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.20%), Vanguard Group Inc (8.20%), BlackRock Inc. (7.19%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.13%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.65%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (1.28%). Company insiders that own Waste Management stock include Barry H Caldwell, Devina A Rankin, Frank M Clark, James C Fish Jr, James E Trevathan Jr, Jeff M Harris, John C Pope, John J Morris, Nikolaj H Sjoqvist and Patrick W Gross. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Waste Management. Which institutional investors are selling Waste Management stock? WM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Capital World Investors, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P. and AGF Investments Inc.. 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 institutional investors are buying Waste Management stock? WM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, American Century Companies Inc., Glenmede Trust Co. NA, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Sabal Trust CO, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. and Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.. 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 $89.19. How big of a company is Waste Management? Waste Management has a market capitalization of $38.86 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. 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: 388 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 360 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 748MarketBeat'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 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Ex-Dividend Date in Investing?