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NYSE:WMWaste Management Stock Price, Forecast & News

$110.47
+3.04 (+2.83 %)
(As of 06/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$107.79
Now: $110.47
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50-Day Range
$95.93
MA: $99.77
$106.75
52-Week Range
$85.34
Now: $110.47
$126.79
Volume86,210 shs
Average Volume2.22 million shs
Market Capitalization$46.62 billion
P/E Ratio27.97
Dividend Yield2.06%
Beta0.76
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.6Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.31 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.46 billion
Cash Flow$8.73 per share
Book Value$16.67 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.67 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees44,900
Market Cap$46.62 billion
Next Earnings Date7/23/2020 (Estimated)
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 (WHO). Since then, WM shares have increased by 0.5% and is now trading at $110.47. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

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

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Management in the last year. There are currently 6 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 Thursday, July 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Waste Management.

How were Waste Management's earnings last quarter?

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 6th. The business services provider reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.93. The business services provider had revenue of $3.73 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.73 billion. Waste Management had a net margin of 10.87% and a return on equity of 27.69%. The company's revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.94 earnings per share. View Waste Management's earnings history.

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

Waste Management declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 5th will be given a dividend of $0.545 per share on Friday, June 19th. This represents a $2.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 4th. 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 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 usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for WM?

18 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Waste Management's stock. Their forecasts range from $99.00 to $130.00. On average, they anticipate Waste Management's stock price to reach $117.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Waste Management.

Has Waste Management been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about WM stock have trended very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Waste Management earned a daily sentiment score of -3.0 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 media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutWaste Management.

Are investors shorting Waste Management?

Waste Management saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 4,770,000 shares, an increase of 24.2% from the April 15th total of 3,840,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,120,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.5 days. Currently, 1.1% 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 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Walt Disney (DIS), NVIDIA (NVDA), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and AbbVie (ABBV).

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.77%), State Street Corp (4.79%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.35%), Parnassus Investments CA (1.21%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (1.14%) and Capital Research Global Investors (1.04%). Company insiders that own Waste Management stock include 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, Patrick W Gross, Steve Batchelor and Tara J Hmmer. 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 Johanson Financial Advisors Inc., Invesco Ltd., BlackRock Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., APG Asset Management N.V., First Trust Advisors LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, and Parnassus Investments CA. 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 institutional investors are buying Waste Management stock?

WM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Advisor Group Holdings Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Swiss National Bank, Fred Alger Management LLC, and APG Asset Management N.V.. 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 $110.47.

How big of a company is Waste Management?

Waste Management has a market capitalization of $46.62 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.

What is Waste Management's official website?

The official website for Waste Management is 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]

This page was last updated on 6/3/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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