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Waste Management Inc WM Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 08, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 150.86
  • Sector Industrials
  • Industry Waste Management
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 150.55  –  151.86
  • Year Range 138.58  –  175.98
  • Market Cap 61.9246 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 11.0 /  1.6 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.18
  • Price / Book 8.99
  • Forward Div Yield 1.86%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.72%

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Waste Management Caps Off Strong 2022 Led by Resilient Pricing

Brian Bernard Sector Director

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Wide-moat Waste Management posted fourth-quarter results that were slightly below our expectations due to lower recycled commodity prices. Nonetheless, the company benefited from continued strength in its core collection and disposal business, capping off full-year 2022 that featured nearly 10% top-line growth, an adjusted EBITDA margin of 28%, and adjusted EPS of $5.59. Management also issued an optimistic outlook for 2023, guiding top-line growth in the 4.0%-5.5% range and modest EBITDA margin expansion due to pricing tailwinds. We raised our fair value estimate by 7% to $138 per share. We remain encouraged by WM’s pricing power, development of sustainability projects, and its initiatives to drive operational efficiencies.

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Business Description

WM ranks as the largest integrated provider of traditional solid waste services in the United States, operating approximately 260 active landfills and about 340 transfer stations. The company serves residential, commercial, and industrial end markets and is also a leading recycler in North America.

800 Capitol Street, Suite 3000
Houston, TX, 77002
Industry Waste Management
Employees 49,500

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FAQs for Waste Management Inc Stock

Yes. WM has a forward dividend yield of 1.86%. See WM’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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WM’s market cap is 61.92 Bil.
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WM’s stock style is Large Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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WM’s price/sales is 3.18.
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WM’s price/forward earnings is 24.88.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

WM’s price/book is 8.99.
Price/book ratio can tell investors approximately how much they’re paying for a company’s assets, based on historical, rather than current, valuations. Historical valuations generally do not reflect a company’s current market value. Value investors frequently look for companies that have low price/book ratios.

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WM’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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