|Bid||117.07 x 1000|
|Ask||117.08 x 800|
|Day's Range||116.65 - 118.03|
|52 Week Range||81.01 - 118.89|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.60|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||26.82|
|Earnings Date||Jul 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.05 (1.74%)|
|1y Target Est||120.56|
Waste Management (WM) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Here's what Jim Cramer had to say about Waste Management Inc. during the Mad Money Lightning Round Wednesday night, "I think that's a terrific buy right here." Let's check the charts and indicators before diving in. In the daily bar chart of WM, below, we can see that prices have rallied "straight up" from late December with only minor dips or corrections. Prices are above the rising 50-day moving average line and the bullish 200-day line.
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 * 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 | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding WM are favorable, with net inflows of $9.41 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. 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 email@example.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.
Waste Management (WM) closed at $117.77 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.65% move from the prior day.
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With all the hand-wringing over inverse yield curves, slowing housing prices, stalling economic growth, and lingering trade wars, the Dow and the S&P 500 keep posting new records.One of the most encouraging signs for the market at this point is the fact that the Federal Reserve said it will step in and lower rates if necessary. That is an about-face from its attitude about the economy just six months ago.Also, President Donald Trump picked two more potential appointments to the Federal Reserve. One of the nominees, Judy Shelton, wants to lower interest rates to 0% in one to two years if appointed.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhile low interest rates don't benefit all sectors -- banks have a harder time making money on loans in a lower-rate environment, for example -- there are some that rise as rates fall. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy That Are Down in 2019 The following seven A-rated stocks to buy for the rest of 2019 have some of those winners as well as others that are riding strong, long-term trends. Roku (ROKU)Source: Shutterstock Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) started trading in the fall of 2017 at around $23 a share. It's now at $95. While that's certainly a solid run, its recent run is what's more impressive -- Roku is up 219% year to date and 111% in the past year.For a company with a $10 billion market cap, those are some pretty big numbers.It also shows that Roku is still auditioning as a strong tech blue chip in coming years. The market has lifted it up and pushed it down on more than one occasion, unsure if this rising streaming platform can compete with the big players in the sector.For now, Roku is doing very well. It went from a niche product that the first wave of cord-cutters adopted, to a brand widely recognized by the average consumer.It still has room to grow in the U.S. and has the rest of the world waiting. At the end of 2018, Roku's operating system was on almost 25% of TVs in the U.S., which is impressive for a young company playing against major television and online companies.That means it will continue to grow or a big firm will buy it out at a premium. Either way, stockholders win. Waste Management (WM)Source: Shutterstock Waste Management (NYSE:WM) is a waste collection, disposal and management company. No, it's not the sexiest sector out there, but it is certainly a necessary one, especially in an e-commerce, consumer-driven economy like the U.S.WM is one of the biggest players in this sector in North America. Most operations are local and WM has been consolidating collection services around the nation for many years.The biggest mover in WM's favor is the fact that many nations that previously accepted U.S. trash and recycling are no longer doing so. This has set off a scramble on what to do with all the waste.The U.S. doesn't have the facilities to recycle this trash, nor do most local firms have the space to dispose of it. This new challenge has raised prices and cut margins for smaller providers. * 10 Stocks That Should Be Every Young Investor's First Choice But WM is in a much better position. It has the option to move trash from one facility to another and use landfills that few have access to. 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Up 35% in the past year and delivering an almost 2% dividend, this is an ideal market for REITs, especially in this sector. Alliant Energy Corp (LNT)Source: Shutterstock Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT) has electricity and natural gas distribution operations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.Utilities are good choices for low-interest rate environments because they're capital-intensive businesses. They need to keep their facilities and far-flung equipment operational all day, every day. That means spending money.Because utilities are regulated business, where they can save money is a bonus to the company, consumers and shareholders. But the big money comes from the unregulated side: facilities that sell power and other utilities on the wholesale market to big clients.LNT has a solid market and this current heat wave is always helpful for energy demand, especially on the unregulated side where demand spikes mean other utilities need to reach out for more capacity. * 7 F-Rated Stocks to Sell for Summer Year to date the stock is up 18% and has a respectable 2.9% dividend. You don't want flash from your utilities, just steady, consistent growth. LNT is delivering that and should continue to as rates move lower. Paycom Software (PAYC)Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC) has been on quite a run. It's in one of the most popular sectors right now, Human Capital Management (HCM).HCM is one of those new terms that basically means managing all aspects of a company's workforce, from recruitment to retirement.PAYC is a cloud-based HCM that encompasses the whole shooting match. One of its biggest selling points is that it doesn't need any customization to operate its extensive platform. It comes from a core, proprietary HCM database that allows clients to access their platforms on the cloud, so there is also complete mobility.The stock is up 134% in the past 12 months, and it's still trading at a current PE ratio of 96, which means investors see some big room for growth, even after its current run.What's more, the company is expecting the same. PAYC recently upped its guidance for the remainder of the year. Tractor Supply (TSCO)Source: Bfraser8 via Wikimedia (Modified)Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) is like a Home Depot (HD) for farmers and rural Americans.The company was founded in Brentwood, TN in 1938 and has 1,700 stores in 49 states. It's likely you haven't heard of it unless you live outside the suburbs or city.Tractor Supply specializes in the needs of farmers, ranchers, suburban and rural homeowners, as well as contractors and tradesmen.Larger home improvement chains aren't really focused on that niche market and can't saturate a rural area as efficiently as TSCO can. It's stores are smaller but busy because there's always something that needs fixing or upkeep on a farm. * The 7 Top Small-Cap Stocks Of 2019 Plus, as more workers take advantage of working offsite, it means people are moving to more rural communities and getting to know their local Tractor Supply store.The stock is up 32% year to date and still remains a solid value. Essex Property Trust (ESS)Source: FlickrEssex Property Trust (NYE:ESS) is a REIT that has been around since the early 1970s.Its primary focus is apartment complexes on the West Coast. ESS currently has more than 250 complexes in Southern California cities where there is always demand for housing.Most of its properties skew towards the upper end of the market, but there is so much demand in the markets ESS focuses on that it doesn't have issues keeping properties rented.Since the financial crisis, younger generations have leaned toward leasing apartments rather than buying real estate. And even when they do buy property, they're doing it later. That provides a growing market with a longer tail for quality REITs like ESS.Plus, if you're not paying for upkeep on a home, paying a premium on a rental means extra amenities and better locations. This trend will not slow anytime soon.ESS is hot right now. Though it has been getting pricey, there's still a lot of bullish sentiment and its earnings are strong. Up 21% year to date and delivering a 2.6% dividend in a low-interest rate market, all things are going its way.Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. 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Waste Management, Inc. announced that it will release second quarter 2019 financial results before the opening of the market on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Following the release, Waste Management will host its investor conference call at 10 a.m.
Waste Management (WM) closed the most recent trading day at $115.84, moving -0.19% from the previous trading session.
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It feels a little like December. No, I'm not talking about the weather. I'm talking about investor sentiment. Indeed, the on-again, off-again, and now on-again trade war has cast a chill over the market, notes Chuck Carlson, dividend reinvestment expert and editor of DRIP Investor.
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The market has managed to back itself away from imminent danger, bouncing back from a relatively serious stumble from a couple of weeks ago. It's too soon to say stocks will be able to remain out of trouble, though. Aside from a lethargic time of year, the wrong headline could still easily up-end it all.Or, perhaps the market will continue to climb.In an uncertain environment like the one we find ourselves in now, sometimes the right strategic move is to simplify. Step into reliable cash cows, accumulate cash from dividends, and wait for a more opportune time to make risky bets.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe $64,000 question is, of course, which dividend stocks? They certainly aren't all built the same. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks Winning the Race in 2019 Here's a run-down of 10 different dividend stocks to buy, from a variety of industries. Investors won't necessarily need all of them to create a more defensive-minded portfolio, though considering more than one might not be a bad idea either. Dividend Stocks to Buy: Microsoft (MSFT)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 1.4%The 1.4% yield on shares of software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock isn't exactly jaw-dropping. But this name is a healthy combination of income of well-shielded growth that could resist marketwide weakness should trouble arise.The key is the ongoing shift in the company's business model. Rather than sell software via a one-time purchase (and hope that customer chooses Microsoft again when it comes time for an upgrade), Microsoft is increasingly looking to "rent" access to wares for a nominal monthly fee. The end result is reliable recurring revenue driven by everything from its Azure cloud-management platform to its office-productivity suites to games played on its Xbox franchise.The company is a bit cryptic when it comes to explaining how much of its business is repeat business, but of last quarter's $30.6 billion in revenue, "commercial cloud" products like Azure, Office 365 and LinkedIn -- which are subscription-based -- generated $9.6 billion in sales. AbbVie (ABBV)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 5.5%Drugmaker AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) has been a tough name to own of late. Shares are down 33% from their early 2018 peak, mostly in response to patent woes. The primary U.S. patent on its Humira -- which accounts for more than half of its sales -- has expired, which threatens a huge chunk of its business.That generic threat (in the U.S. anyway) won't materialize until 2023, however. That's when the recently approved biosimilar Hyrimoz, from Novartis (NYSE:NVS) subsidiary Sandoz will become available. * 7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession That clearly puts a countdown timer on ABBV stock and its capacity to pay a dividend, and other Humira-related patents are scheduled to expire in the meantime. It's mostly incorrect to say that Humira sales are on the verge of collapse, though. In turn, the company shouldn't have any trouble supporting its current dividend for the foreseeable future.The yield? A very attractive 5.5%. Waste Management (WM)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 1.8%When most investors look for dividend stocks to buy, they first and foremost consider utilities, banks and real estate investment trusts, and for good reason. These types of companies are well suited to drive reliable, recurring revenue that's relatively easy to pass along to shareholders.There's an oft-overlooked area, however, that's even more recession-proof than utility companies are. In good times and bad, humans are always going to produce garbage … as in literal trash.Enter Waste Management (NYSE:WM) -- a company that hasn't failed to grow its top line in any quarter since the beginning of 2016, and has never been in any serious dire straits. Income has grown about as consistently, even if never at breakneck speeds.It's anything but sexy, and the present yield of 1.9% isn't exactly thrilling. Given its defensive nature on top of reinvesting the regular income it offers though, WM stock has averaged an annual return of nearly 19% over the course of the past ten years. Exxon Mobil (XOM)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 4.6%The good news is, the trouble crude oil prices and energy stocks were in back in 2014 and 2015 is in the past. The bad news is, crude prices are stabilizing (more or less) at values that allow all energy companies to thrive.It's a scenario that actually plays into the hand that a huge name like Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) is holding. It has the size and scale smaller players don't, allowing it to acquire opportunities as they arise while simultaneously allowing it safely hunker down when oil prices slide lower. * 7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy at Least Yielding 3% Factor in the stock's dividend yield of 4.6%, and what you're left with is a healthy name that's not locked into the broad market's up and downs. Texas Instruments (TXN)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2.7%Any name in the semiconductor business can be viewed as a liability in the wrong environment. If there's any worthy exception to that line of thinking, though, it's Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN).Its advantage? It doesn't make the CPUs and GPUs and other high-performance tech that consumer and corporations have to have when times are good, but are shunned when times are bad. Rather, Texas Instruments makes a wide variety of simple and complex technological solutions, many of which you utilize every day without even realizing it, and most of which you've never heard of.That's not to suggest Texas Instruments is bulletproof, because it isn't. Its business still ebbs and flows. Those ebbs and flows aren't sea-sickening though, and the edge is taken off of any big swing by its respectable current yield of 2.7%. Kraft Heinz (KHC)Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrDividend Yield: 5.3%Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) shares are down a stunning 66% for the past year, with most of that rout stemming from accounting issues that delayed the company's full-year filing until just last Friday. The stock's jump in response barely made a dent in the stock's long-term demise.Analysts still aren't exactly impressed either. Though closing the internal probe of accounting concerns and bringing in a new CEO to lead a rebuilding effort is a step in the right direction, Credit Suisse's Robert Moskow still has "concerns about business distractions and the investment we think the company will need to make in management talent, brand-building, and product innovation as it tries to pivot to topline growth." Stifel's Christopher Growe isn't a fan either. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Could Be Takeover Targets Investors looking for reliable income won't find many better dividend stocks to buy, however. Thanks to its long-term pullback, KHC now yields a solid 5.3%, and is still earning more than enough to pay its dividend.It's also earning enough to finally stop lowering its dividend, which is something of a victory in and of itself. Verizon Communications (VZ)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 4.2%No good list of dividend stocks to buy can afford to not name at least one telecom play. Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) gets the nod this time around, sporting a yield of 4.2%.Wall Street isn't a huge fan, for the record. Its consensus rating is somewhere between a "buy" and a "hold" thanks to a slew of downgrades since the latter part of last year, and the average price target of $59.64 is only about three points better than the stock's present price. The overarching theme from the pros is simply not enough bank for the bucks Verizon is being forced to spend not to get ahead, but just hold its place relative to its competitors.Verizon does have an advantage though. While in retrospect its acquisition of Yahoo (and the melding of it with AOL) was ill-advised, rival AT&T (NYSE:T) finds itself now bogged down by its video entertainment ambitions, while Sprint (NYSE:S) and T-Mobile US (NASDAQ:TMUS) have essentially conceded defeat as standalone entities.In short, Verizon remains the best-of-breed in a business that isn't ever going to go away. Altria Group (MO)Source: Peyri Herrera via Flickr (Modified)Dividend Yield: 6.1%The smoking cessation movement has been gaining traction in the United States for years. Yet, it would be wrong to say Americans are giving up vices. The decline of the cigarette market has of course been offset by vaping and even a growing interest in hookas -- yes, hookas -- as alternative forms of self-indulgence. Meanwhile, the nation is increasingly embracing and legalizing cannabis.Altria Group (NYSE:MO) hasn't overlooked this consumer shift. It now owns a significant piece of marijuana play Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), and though it has actually backed out of the vaping business for the time being, in April the company got the FDA's green light to sell so-called IQOS devices. It's a hybrid of e-cigs and traditional cigarettes. * The 10 Best Stocks for 2019 -- So Far Altria's dividend is going to remain protected for the foreseeable future, and with its current yield of 6.1% the stock gives income investors a lot to like. U.S. Bancorp (USB)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2.8%Large banks have struggled of late, along with their stocks.Most of that weakness has been merited. Aside from the occasional (albeit temporary) inversions of the yield curve that threaten the profitability of lending activities, most of the mega-banks appear to have trouble managing their sheer size when business isn't exactly booming.Not so with smaller, regional banks like U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). By avoiding the more volatile pieces of the banking market like mezzanine loans to shaky corporations or an investment-banking business that has to underwrite wobbly startups, U.S. Bancorp actually finds itself better positioned for lethargic future than many of its peers. Reliability counts.At the bank stock's current price, its dividend yield is a solid 2.8%. Ford Motor (F)Source: FordDividend Yield: 6.1%Finally, add carmaker Ford Motor (NYSE:F) to your list of dividend stocks to buy if you're looking for reliable income in the near future. Its current yield is an incredible 6.1%.In retrospect, the doubters were technically right. Though predicted years too early, the company did hit the headwind shareholders expected it to. This year's top line is projected to slide a little lower, while next year's should be flat.Nevertheless, Ford never imploded the way the stock's multiyear, 50% drubbing suggested was in the cards. The company's still making a ton of money, and still passing a bunch of it along to investors. Namely, it's earned $1.30 per share last year, but only paid 59 cents worth of dividends. There's more than a little wiggle room. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks Winning the Race in 2019 Better yet, now that Ford is (finally) regrouping and rethinking the future of mobility, a rekindled wave of demand for its next-generation vehicles could already be brewing.As of this writing, James Brumley held a long position in Ford and AT&T. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Dark Horse Stocks Winning the Race in 2019 * 6 Chinese Stocks to Sell That Are Suffering From a Digital Ad Slowdown * 4 Technology Stocks Blasting Higher Compare Brokers The post 10 Smart Dividend Stocks for the Rest of the Year appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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