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Waste Management Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.40 (+0.34 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $117.54
50-Day Range
MA: $117.24
52-Week Range
Now: $117.54
Volume1.64 million shs
Average Volume2.15 million shs
Market Capitalization$49.67 billion
P/E Ratio31.10
Dividend Yield1.86%
Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offers 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, 2019, the company owned or operated 244 solid waste landfills; 5 secure hazardous waste landfills; 103 MRFs; and 302 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 based in Houston, Texas.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.6Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.17 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Refuse systems
Sub-IndustryEnvironmental & Facilities Services



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.46 billion
Cash Flow$8.66 per share
Book Value$16.67 per share


Net Income$1.67 billion


Market Cap$49.67 billion
Next Earnings Date2/11/2021 (Estimated)
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Waste Management (NYSE:WM) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Waste Management's stock was trading at $109.97 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WM stock has increased by 6.9% and is now trading at $117.54.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Waste Management?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Management in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Waste Management?

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When is Waste Management's next earnings date?

Waste Management is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 11th 2021.
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How were Waste Management's earnings last quarter?

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November, 2nd. The business services provider reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.07. The business services provider earned $3.86 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.74 billion. Waste Management had a return on equity of 25.84% and a net margin of 10.66%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.19 EPS.
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How often does Waste Management pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Waste Management?

Waste Management declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 4th will be given a dividend of $0.545 per share on Friday, December 18th. This represents a $2.18 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 3rd.
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How will Waste Management's stock buyback program work?

Waste Management declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, December 13th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 3.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for WM?

15 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Waste Management's stock. Their forecasts range from $99.00 to $128.00. On average, they anticipate Waste Management's share price to reach $116.21 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.1%.
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Are investors shorting Waste Management?

Waste Management saw a decrease in short interest in October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,650,000 shares, a decrease of 27.4% from the October 15th total of 3,650,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,600,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.7 days. Approximately 0.6% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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), NVIDIA (NVDA), AT&T (T), The Walt Disney (DIS), AbbVie (ABBV), The Home Depot (HD), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Walmart (WMT).

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 58, Pay $3.04M)
  • Ms. Devina A. Rankin, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 44, Pay $1.27M)
  • Mr. John J. Morris Jr., Exec. VP & COO (Age 50, Pay $1.45M)
  • Ms. Tara J. Hemmer, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 47, Pay $1.05M)
  • Mr. Steven R. Batchelor, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 62, Pay $1.04M)
  • Ms. Leslie K. Nagy, VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 46)
  • Mr. Edward A. Egl, Director of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Charles C. Boettcher, Exec. VP of Corp. Devel. & Chief Legal Officer (Age 46)
  • Charles S. Schwager, VP, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer
  • Ms. Tamla D. Oates-Forney, Sr. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 48)

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.36%), State Street Corp (4.84%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.39%), Jackson Square Partners LLC (0.87%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.83%) and Morgan Stanley (0.82%). Company insiders that own Waste Management stock include Charles C Boettcher, Devina A Rankin, Frank M Clark, James C Fish Jr, John C Pope, John J Morris, Leslie K Nagy, Michael J Watson, Patrick W Gross, Steve Batchelor and Tara J Hmmer.
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Which institutional investors are selling Waste Management stock?

WM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, BlackRock Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Jackson Square Partners LLC, and Acadian Asset Management LLC. 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 C Pope, John J Morris, Leslie K Nagy, Michael J Watson, Steve Batchelor, and Tara J Hmmer.
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Which institutional investors are buying Waste Management stock?

WM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Jensen Investment Management Inc., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Locust Wood Capital Advisers LLC, and Ninety One UK Ltd.
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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 $117.54.

How big of a company is Waste Management?

Waste Management has a market capitalization of $49.67 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 12/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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