WM - Waste Management, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
108.43
-1.16 (-1.06%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close109.59
Open109.72
Bid108.46 x 800
Ask108.59 x 800
Day's Range108.34 - 109.99
52 Week Range79.96 - 109.99
Volume1,200,077
Avg. Volume1,608,748
Market Cap46.048B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.67
PE Ratio (TTM)24.90
EPS (TTM)4.36
Earnings DateJul 23, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.05 (1.91%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-06
1y Target Est112.00
  • Why Is Waste Management (WM) Up 2.8% Since Last Earnings Report?
    Zacks2 days ago

    Why Is Waste Management (WM) Up 2.8% Since Last Earnings Report?

    Waste Management (WM) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer
    InvestorPlace4 days ago

    5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer

    With the growing trade war with China, slowing economic growth in Europe and political problems here at home, there's a lot on investor's plates these days. That could explain why the markets have gone haywire over the last few weeks. With volatility rising and big market swings now a common occurrence, the stocks to buy these days may not be the high flyers, but those come with a hefty dose of safety.The stocks to buy these days are those with steady revenues, big cash balances and a hefty dose of dividends. The kind of equities that could be immune to the various geopolitical and economic events that are plaguing the markets currently.There are plenty of studies that show if a portfolio can have a smoother ride, then returns can be better over the long haul. Given the craziness and potential for doom and gloom, these less volatile safe stocks could be exactly what the doctored ordered.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy But which are the safe stocks to buy today? Here are five that will help you ride out the summer with relative ease. McDonald's (MCD)Source: Shutterstock McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) needs no introduction. The burger joint is iconic at this point with millions of customers stepping into its restaurants daily. This flood of customers continues to produce ample revenues, cash flows and profits for MCD. The best part is that McDonald's tends to be pretty immune to the effects of the economy. People want their Big Macs and fries no matter what.That point alone makes it one of the best stocks to buy for the summer.But the burger joint is now adding a touch of growth to its safety. Over the last year or so, MCD has increased its use of technology in its restaurants. This has included updating its mobile apps, increasing options for online ordering, adding self-ordering kiosks and even began offering delivery via Uber (NYSE:UBER). However, the real win has been its forays into artificial intelligence and data mining via its buyout of Dynamic Yield. All of these initiatives are designed to boost revenues and margins.And it looks like they are working. Two years into MCD's Velocity Growth Plan and the golden arches are much more golden these days. Both sales and profits have jumped.With a yield of 2.32%. MCD stock is an ideal place to wait out the market's current volatility. Waste Management (WM)Source: Shutterstock We make a lot of trash and it has to go somewhere. Increasingly that job continues to fall toward Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). WM owns the largest network of landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities in the industry. It's a massive moat that can only be matched by a few competitors. Because of this scale and virtual monopoly, Waste Management enjoys some pretty hefty pricing power.It has been successfully able to pass on price increases to customers.And WM keeps on getting bigger. The firm has been able to smartly use M&A to buyout smaller waste hauling operations to entrench its position in key areas. This includes its recent $4.9 billion buyout of Advanced Disposal (NYSE:ADSW). That deal -- like many of WM's buyouts -- will be instantly accreditive to earnings.This should be a boon to its operating income and cash flows. Already, the firm reported record profitability and operating cash flow for 2018. But with the addition of new customers and continued volume strength, Waste should keep the growth going. This should benefit shareholders as well.WM has become a dividend champion and it has consistently increased its dividend for the last 15 years straight -- with a compound annual growth rate of about 6% over the last five years. Currently, shares yield 1.9%. * 7 Marijuana Stocks to Play the CBD Trend All in all, WM has the goods to be one of the best stocks to buy this summer. Consolidated Edison (ED)Source: Shutterstock Utilities are known for their safety and steadfast nature. After all, you have to keep the lights on and heating your home despite what the economy is doing. This makes them a prime stock to buy when the going gets rough. And none could be stodgier than Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED).ConEd has been providing electricity, steam and natural gas for metropolitan New York for more than 180 years. New York is a tough town, but NYC, Westchester, and New Jersey feature strong economic fundamentals and continued growing populations. This has allowed ED to "keep the lights on" for itself as well as reward shareholders.In fact, Con Ed has managed to grow its payout for roughly five decades. The latest was another 3.5% bump at the start of the year.And the dividends could keep coming in. ED has earmarked around $12 billion in CAPEX spending over the next two years. The key is that the vast bulk is going towards its regulated operations. That's a key factor in determining future rate hikes and profits at a utility. With improvements on this side, ED should be able to boost its cash flows further.In the meantime, the safety of being the utility in the biggest city in the U.S. has plenty of advantages for a rocky market. During the last downturn in 2008, ED held up better than the broader market. ED currently yields 3.38%. Aflac (AFL)Source: Shutterstock The duck, its quack and those commercials are pretty iconic. But the parent company is pretty darn iconic as well. Aflac Inc. (NYSE:AFL) makes an ideal stock to buy for this summer.AFL provides so-called voluntary supplemental health and life insurance products. This niche -- and Aflac is the leader -- is generally a high-margined insurance variety. This provides AFL with plenty of underwriting profits. Moreover, AFL has been very smart with its float and has used it to generate plenty of returns. Net investment income jumped 1.1% and 4% in the last quarter for its U.S. and Japanese operations, respectively. The combination of strong underwriting and gains on its float/investment portfolio have allowed AFL to up its guidance for the rest of the year.At the same time, AFL's conservative nature has allowed it to become a dividend machine. The duck has been paying increasing dividends for 36 years. The latest was nearly a 4% increase at the start of the year. With a low payout ratio -- of less than 30% -- there's plenty of wiggle room left for AFL to keep the payout growing socially if profits keep rising. * 10 Small-Cap Stocks That Look Like Bargains Overall, Aflac represents a strong niche insurance agency with conservative fundamentals. It's exactly the kind of stock to buy for a rocky market like this one. iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV)Source: Shutterstock The best safe stocks to buy this summer might actually be all of them. And that's where the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (NYSEARCA:USMV) comes in.USMV tracks a smart-beta index that uses various screens to kick out high-volatility stocks in order to capture the upside of the market while eliminating the downside. With the exchange-traded fund, you're basically buying all the stocks on this list with one ticker. And so far, USMV has delivered on its promise of providing a smoother ride for portfolios.Since its inception in November 2011, USMV has managed to capture roughly 82% of the S&P 500's gains, while only realizing about 56% of its losses. This past December, when the market's imploded, the S&P 500 lost 9%. USMV only lost 7%. This highlights that the stocks to buy are safe ones in this rocky environment.This summer, investors can swap USMV for a core index holding or use it to boost the robustness of an equity portfolio and provide a safety net for the summer. USMV features an expense ratio of just 0.15%, or $15 annually per $10,000 invested.As of this writing, Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend * The 7 Best Stocks to Buy From the IPO ETF * 7 Athletic Apparel Stocks With Marathon Pace Compare Brokers The post 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Moore Kuehn, PLLC Announces Investigation of Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (NYSE: ADSW)
    PR Newswire4 days ago

    Moore Kuehn, PLLC Announces Investigation of Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (NYSE: ADSW)

    NEW YORK , May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Moore Kuehn, PLLC, a securities law firm located on Wall Street in downtown New York City , is investigating potential claims for breach of fiduciary duty involving ...

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    Argus Expert Eyes "Min Vol" Stocks for Defensive Investors

    With the stock market stalled on concerns over a trade war between the U.S. and China, some investors are beginning to investigate end-of-rally strategies, suggests John Eade, an analyst with the independent research firm, Argus Research.

  • Business Wire6 days ago

    Waste Management Earns Ranking on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

    Recognized for Environmental, Social and Governance Performance

  • Business Wire6 days ago

    Waste Management Announces Expiration and Final Results of Cash Tender Offer

    Waste Management, Inc. announced today that the previously announced cash tender offer by Waste Management and its wholly owned subsidiary, Waste Management Holdings, Inc.

  • Business Wire7 days ago

    Waste Management Announces Consideration for Cash Tender Offer

    Waste Management, Inc. announced today the consideration for each series of notes subject to the previously announced cash tender offer by Waste Management and its wholly owned subsidiary, Waste Management Holdings, Inc.

  • SHAREHOLDER ALERT: WeissLaw LLP Investigates Advanced Disposal Services Inc.
    PR Newswire10 days ago

    SHAREHOLDER ALERT: WeissLaw LLP Investigates Advanced Disposal Services Inc.

    NEW YORK , May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  WeissLaw LLP  is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of Advanced Disposal Services Inc. ("ADSW" ...

  • Letter from the editor: Why a Fortune 500 company passed up Austin for an HQ
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    Letter from the editor: Why a Fortune 500 company passed up Austin for an HQ

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  • MoneyShow11 days ago

    Waste Management- Gains in Garbage

    Some people say dividend stocks aren't sexy. And there's nothing less sexy than what I believe is the best dividend-paying industry today -- garbage, explains growth and income expert Tom Hutchinson, editor of Cabot Dividend Investor.

  • Business Wire12 days ago

    Waste Management Joins the ‘We Are Still In’ Coalition

    Waste Management (WM) today joins with more than 3,780 businesses, investors, governmental agencies, universities and faith groups in committing to climate action in support of the landmark Paris Agreement. As a signatory of the ‘We Are Still In’ coalition, Waste Management pledges to do its part to help offset Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and stem the causes of climate change. “Waste Management’s support of ‘We Are Still In’ aligns with our values and vision for the future,” said Jim Fish, president and chief executive officer of Waste Management.

  • Business Wire13 days ago

    Waste Management Announces Pricing of $4 Billion Senior Notes

    Waste Management, Inc. today announced that it has priced a $4 billion aggregate public offering of senior notes under an effective shelf registration statement previous

  • Business Wire13 days ago

    Waste Management Announces Cash Dividend

    Waste Management, Inc. today announced the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.5125 per share payable June 21, 2019 to stockholders of record on June 7, 2019.

  • Business Wire13 days ago

    Waste Management Announces Cash Tender Offer

    Waste Management, Inc. announced today that, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, Waste Management Holdings, Inc. , it has commenced an offer to purchase for cash any and all of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the senior notes listed below.

  • Is Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) Overpaying Its CEO?
    Simply Wall St.18 days ago

    Is Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) Overpaying Its CEO?

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  • Why didn't this Fortune 500 company move its HQ to Nashville? The CEO has a list
    American City Business Journals20 days ago

    Why didn't this Fortune 500 company move its HQ to Nashville? The CEO has a list

    Here's two of them: Mayor David Briley declined to offer incentives to woo the business and "the critical mass of its colleges and universities was found wanting," according to a newly published article in Chief Executive magazine.

  • Markit20 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Waste Management Inc.

    Waste Management Inc NYSE:WMView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for WM with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting WM. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $2.14 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold WM are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Industrials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. WM credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • GlobeNewswire21 days ago

    MERGER ALERT – ADSW and MSL: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Investigations Concerning the Sale of these Companies

    NEW YORK, May 06, 2019 -- The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces that investigations have commenced on.

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  • GlobeNewswire26 days ago

    KEYW, BRSS, FRSH, and ADSW SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Reminds Investors of Investigations of Buyouts

    WILMINGTON, Del., May 01, 2019 -- Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating: The KeyW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ GS: KEYW) regarding possible breaches of.

  • GlobeNewswire27 days ago

    MERGER ALERT –TIER, ADSW and BRSS: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Investigations Concerning the Sale of these Companies

    NEW YORK, April 30, 2019 -- The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces that investigations have commenced on.

  • 5 Buy-Rated Stocks Beating Earnings Estimates
    TipRanks28 days ago

    5 Buy-Rated Stocks Beating Earnings Estimates

    Earnings season was supposed to be something of a flop this quarter, as Wall Street was forecasting a 3% to 4% revenue drop for Q1 2019. The Cassandra’s have been right on one point, reported revenues are slightly lower than Q4, but 75% of the S&P 500 companies that have reported so far have beaten their estimates. If that rate holds, this earnings season may itself beat the bearish prediction, and run just about flat with last quarter. It’s still early, but that’s a distinct possibility.We’ll take a close look at five stocks that have reported recently and done better than expected, dipping into the TipRanks database to see what Wall Street’s top analysts have to say about them. Boeing Company (BA – Research Report)Boeing is a solid buy, one of Wall Street’s most reliable stocks, that has hit a rough patch in the road of late. The difficulties came to a head with the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 just minutes after takeoff, the second such fatal crash of that model airliner in just five months. In the wake of the Ethiopian Air crash, investigations traced the cause to a flaw in the MAX 8’s autopilot system and all MAX 8 aircraft, worldwide, have been grounded in response. Boeing, for its part, suspended construction on new 737 planes until the autopilot flaw can be resolved. The company is currently developing a software fix to resolve the issue, and is engaged in simulator and flight testing of the MAX 8 with the new autopilot control system.That’s Boeing’s bad news. The company has had plenty of good news, too, ranging from continued orders and upgrades to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter to increased orders for the 777 and 787 wide-body airliners. While this has not fully made up for the financial hit caused by the 737 investigations, groundings, and construction suspension, it has ameliorated the damage.On April 24, Boeing reported Q1 2019 earnings in line with expectations. EPS was 1.5% higher than expected, at $3.16 compared to $3.11, while quarterly revenues of $22.92 billion just missed the forecast $22.98 billion. Management noted $1 billion in increased costs due to shutting down production of the 737, a hit reflected in the company’s cash flow, which was down 10% from last quarter. In positive news, Boeing reported 18 new orders for 777X airliners, along with 30 orders for 787 planes.The immediate reaction to the earnings report was a drop, but BA rebounded as investors digested the facts: Boeing maintains a steady production line and the fix for the MAX 8 is in the works and on track for implementation before the end of Q2. By the end of the day, BA shares were up 1% from their pre-report close. On April 26, BA was still up 1.3% since the Five-star Baird analyst Peter Arment (Track Record & Ratings) lays out a clear case for Boeing to recover from the 737 crash and grounding in a strong position. He says, “While the 2019 outlook was suspended stemming from the 737-MAX grounding, the software fix is tracking to be certified within a few weeks with regulatory approval following and then 737 deliveries can commence exiting 2Q19. Our model still reflects no 737-MAX deliveries in 2Q19 and as a result there are no material changes to our estimates post 1Q19 results. We continue to see the risks to the 737-MAX issue being priced in and remain comfortable recommending buying BA at current levels for the long term.” Arment gives Boeing a price target of $470, indicating confidence in a 23% upside to the stock.Overall, Boeing holds a ‘Moderate Buy’ rating from the analyst consensus, based on 18 ratings from the best-performing analyst over the last three months. 13 of those are buy ratings, while 5 are holds; 6 of the buys have come since the Q1 earnings report. Boeing’s average price target, $443, suggests room for a 16% upside when compared to the $380 current share price.View BA Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail BorgWarner, Inc. (BWA – Research Report)From Seattle, let’s head cross-country to Michigan, where BorgWarner, one of Detroit’s largest powertrain suppliers and a major manufacturer of automotive transmissions, shows us that old-style industrial muscle is alive and still turning a profit. While the automotive industry has had its swings over the years, Detroit has proven itself adaptable to changing situations.BorgWarner, for its part, has carved out a space in the industry providing essential components for the automotive assembly lines. The guaranteed industrial customer base provides Borg with a solid foundation – the company has consistently beaten earnings expectations going all the way back to 2016.Q1 2019 showed both good and bad news for BWA. On the down side, earnings and revenues were lower than the year-ago quarter. On the plus side, the $1 EPS was a 6% beat of the estimate, and reflected a solid performance. Revenues came in at $2.57 billion, well above the $2.47 billion forecast. BWA’s average beat in quarterly estimates over the past year has been 7%, so these results are in line with past reports.BorgWarner is taking a steady note in regard to the full year guidance, building on this good quarter without hyping expectations. Company CEO Frederic Lissalde said in the conference call, “…we are encouraged by the stronger Q1 performance, we're maintaining our full year guidance. We continue to expect revenue to be down 2.5% to up 2% organically, and this represents an outgrowth of 250 basis points to 400 basis points… We continue to expect our adjusted earnings per share to be at $4 to $4.35.”The Q1 results were good enough for BWA to keep its ‘buy’ rating from Oppenheimer. Analyst Noah Kaye (Track Record & Ratings) wrote of the company’s current state and future outlook, “.We saw several positives in 1Q results and guide. First, the company is maintaining a conservative market outlook despite a better than expected start to the year on both light vehicle production and outgrowth metrics. Second, we believe management’s explanation of key tailwinds for back-half margin improvement was cogent. Third, from a strategic perspective, we are encouraged that BWA’s restructuring decision links explicitly to higher win rates and customer demand it sees for hybrid and electric propulsion solutions. While demand uptake for these architectures remains in early innings, the company’s willingness to recalibrate for growth opportunities while attending to margin trajectory is a positive in our view.”Kay gives BWA a $51 price target to go along with his ‘buy’ rating, indicating his confidence in the company and a 20% upside potential to the stock.BWA maintains a ‘Moderate Buy’ rating from the analyst consensus, based on 3 buys and 2 holds given in the past three months. The company’s shares trade at $42, so the average price target of $45 suggests a 5.8% upside to the stock.View BWA Price Target & Analyst Rating Detail Discover Financial Services (DFS – Research Report)You may remember Discover’s ad slogan from back in the day: “It pays to discover.” DFS offered customers one of the first reward programs on a credit card. The Discover Card paid users back a small percentage of their total charges; the program helped the company develop and expand market share in an industry dominated by Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.Today, Discover also operates Discover Bank, offering checking and savings accounts, student loans, and home equity loans in addition to credit cards. Unlike most major card brands, Discover directly issues its credit cards, and is the sixth largest card issuer in the US.DFS showed a strong 7% earnings beat in Q1, posting EPS of $2.15 against the expected $2. This was also well ahead of the $1.82 posted in Q1 2018. Revenues were in line with expectations, with the $2.76 billion reported only a half-percent higher than forecast. Reported revenues were, however, 7% higher than a year ago. In the earnings call, company CEO Roger Hochschild pointed out strong growth of 9% in the payment services and private student loan segments. DFS shares have gained 5% since the earnings report went public.Market analysts were generally pleased with DFS’ performance for the quarter. Writing from Oppenheimer, Dominick Gabriele (Track Record & Ratings) said, “DFS reported 1Q19 EPS of $2.15 vs. our consensus [of] $2.01/$2.02. It was a clean beat… DFS continues to provide high capital return to shareholders and improving ROE.” Gabriele may not have been optimistic enough, however, as DFS shares have already matched his price target of $81.Four-star analysts Mark Devries (Track Record & Ratings) of Barclays and Betsy Graseck (Track Record & Ratings) of Morgan Stanley, also took an upbeat view of Discover, and raised their price targets to $87 and $93 respectively. The average price target for this stock is $90, suggesting an upside of 10%. The analyst consensus is a unanimous ‘Strong Buy,’ based on the ratings given after the quarterly report.View DFS Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail Waste Connections (WCN – Research Report)Waste Connections, as its name implies, is a garbage disposal company, the third-largest such company operating in North America. It also represents a straightforward case of a stock performance reflecting a modest earnings beat, which in turn was based on solid company performance. The report came out on April 24.By the numbers, WCN posted $1.245 billion in quarterly revenues, against an expectation of $1.24 billion. EPS was 2 cents better than forecast, at 62 cents. In the words of company president Worthing Jackman, “We are extremely pleased with the strong start to the year which, along with expected sequential improvement in volume growth and recently completed acquisitions, positions us well for the remainder of 2019… Our strong financial profile and free cash flow generation provide us the flexibility to fund continuing outsized acquisition activity while increasing the return of capital to shareholders.” Mr. Jackman also notes that his company is “solidly on track to achieve our full year outlook of $950 million [free cash flow].”It’s a rosy picture, and the market analysts agree. Stifel’s four-star analyst Michael Hoffman (Track Record & Ratings), in a research note on WCN, anticipates “annualized free cash flow growth of 7%-8% for the foreseeable future. The latest quarter highlighted the power of Waste Connections' operating model, namely its market selection, asset position and contract structure.” Hoffman’s sets a $105 price target on WCN, implying an upside of 14%.Of the three stocks in this article, WCN gets a unanimous consensus rating – it is a ‘Strong Buy,’ based on 6 buy ratings. The stock trades for $91, with an average price target of $101. This suggests room for an 11% upside to the shares.View WCN Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail Waste Management, Inc. (WM – Research Report)Waste Management offers a wide network of landfill sites and recycling plants for disposal of all forms of waste collected from more than 21 customers. The company serves residential areas, as well as commercial, industrial, and municipal customers, with the waste collections industry’s largest fleet of truck, totally over 26,000 vehicles. WM is the largest trach collector in North America, and the chief competitor to Waste Connections (shown above).Like WCN, Waste Management also topped earnings estimates in the first quarter. At 94 cents, EPS was 3% higher than the 91 cents predicted. This was the third of the last four quarters to see an earnings beat. Revenues also came in slightly above expectations, at $3.696 billion compared to the $3.670 billion predicted. The Q1 2019 figure was significantly higher than the year ago quarter’s $3.511 billion.Company CEO Jim Fish summed up the strong quarter in his introduction to the conference call, saying, “Our excellent first quarter results that demonstrate continued strength in our business as well as the agreement we announced last week to acquire Advanced Disposal Services.” That deal, which includes WM paying $3 billion in cash to take over its competitor, represents an important expansion of WM’s market share and operational footprint, and will solidify WM’s position at the top of the waste collection and disposal ecosystem.Oppenheimer analyst Noah Kaye (quoted above in re: BWA) pointed out both the quarterly earnings and the Advanced Disposal (ADSW) agreement. He raised his price target on WM to $115, and in his noted specified the “better organic growth trends and Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW) acquisition benefits. The combined Waste Management-Advanced Disposal Services entity can generate $40M-$50M in year one incremental free cash flow.” Kaye’s price target indicates a possible upside of 8.7% to WM.Waste Management’s analyst consensus rating is a ‘Strong Buy,’ with 4 buy reviews and 1 hold given over the past three months. At $112, the average price target implies an upside of 6% from the current share price of $105.View WM Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail Enjoy Research Reports on the Stocks in this Article:Boeing Company (BA) Research ReportBorgWarner, Inc. (BWA) Research ReportDiscover Financial Services (DFS) Research ReportWaste Connections (WCN) Research ReportWaste Management (WM) Research Report

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEventslast month

    Edited Transcript of WM earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-19 2:00pm GMT

    Q1 2019 Waste Management Inc Earnings Call

  • Waste Management Inc (WM) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Foollast month

    Waste Management Inc (WM) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    WM earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.