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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Waste Connections Inc., WCN

Waste Connections Inc., WCN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Waste Management in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Waste Connections Inc., WCN  has a market cap of 12663.35. Since its IPO date on the 5/22/1998, Waste Connections Inc., WCN performance year to date is 28.25%. Today Waste Connections Inc., WCN has gained 1.49%, with a current price of 72.98.

Ownership of the company is 1.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 52.90%. Return of assets are at 3.20%, with return on investment at 7.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Waste Connections Inc., WCN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.4. While Total debt/equity is 1.4. With a profit margin of 5.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 36.20%, and operating margin of 9.90%. Waste Connections Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Waste Connections Inc., WCN has seen a EPS growth of 1.80%. A performance for the year of 53.61%. The 52-week high is -1.68%, and the 52-week low is 60.84%. The average volume for Waste Connections Inc., WCN is 541095.

With a target price of 76.75, can Waste Connections Inc., WCN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Waste Connections Inc., WCN. Waste Connections Inc. has a P/E of 36.67 and a forward P/E of 23.39. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.59. Waste Connections Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.54 and 3.34 respectively. For P/cash, Waste Connections Inc. has a value of 288.46, while it is 152.57 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 72.98, Waste Connections Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.81%. We see a return on equity of 9.20%.

Looking more long-term Waste Connections Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.17%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 29.97% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 1.80% for this year and for the last five years a 7.80% growth has been seen.

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