|Bid||0.00 x 1100|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||134.07 - 135.46|
|52 Week Range||94.13 - 135.46|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||38.20|
|Earnings Date||Apr 27, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.30 (1.71%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Mar 11, 2021|
|1y Target Est||132.27|
While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by the accommodative interest rate environment in the US, virus news and stimulus spending, many smart money investors are starting to get cautious towards the current bull run since March and hedging or reducing many of their long positions. Some fund managers are betting on Dow hitting […]
Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) has industry-leading unit profitability and its local competitive positioning is strong, according to Goldman Sachs. The Waste Management Analyst: Jerry Revich initiated coverage of Waste Management with a Buy rating and a price target of $145. The Waste Management Thesis: The company has steadily grown its EBITDA per employee and has meaningfully outperformed the industry average since 2015, Revich said in the initiation note. Waste Management EBITDA per employee has risen by 34% from 2008 to 2020, he added. “WM has the strongest market share at the local level in our coverage, with landfill + transfer station market share at 47% within a 50-mile radius and 54% when excluding transfer stations,” the analyst wrote. This supports “the company’s +10% pricing premium on a spot basis relative to its footprint,” he added. “For capital deployment, we expect a rising focus on stock buybacks following the company’s recent Advanced Disposal Services acquisition,” Revich further mentioned in the note. WM Price Action: Shares of Waste Management are up 0.62% to $132.42 Wednesday morning. (Photo by Pat Moin on Unsplash) Latest Ratings for WM DateFirmActionFromTo Apr 2021Goldman SachsInitiates Coverage OnBuy Feb 2021Morgan StanleyMaintainsEqual-Weight Feb 2021Morgan StanleyMaintainsEqual-Weight View More Analyst Ratings for WM View the Latest Analyst Ratings See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaPeloton Stock Gets Downgrade In Spite Of Strong Performance: Here's WhyWhy Did Goldman Sachs Downgrade Chevron, Despite 'Consistent Performance Track Record'?© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Shares in trash collection landfill owner Waste Management (NYSE: WM) increased a whopping 16.3% in March, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. As you might imagine, Waste Management's end markets are about as secure as you can get. After all, trash collection is a basic necessity, and the company's ownership of landfills -- highly regulated assets -- means it has an economic moat.