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Is Waste Management, Inc.(NYSE: WM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/30/1991. Waste Management, Inc. is in the Waste Management industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Waste Management, Inc., is 2096.91, and so far today it has a volume of 758849. Performance year to date since the 9/30/1991 is 25.63%.

To help you determine whether Waste Management, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.8 and forward P/E is 21.61. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Waste Management, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.85. P/S ratio is 2.22 and the P/B ratio is 5.64. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 752.56 and 49.24 respectively.

At the current price Waste Management, Inc. is trading at, 66.39 (0.41% today), Waste Management, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.48%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 61.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.56, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.97% after growing -40.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.40%, and 3.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 443.89, and the number of shares float is 437.33. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 81.40%. The float short is 1.23%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.56. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.60%, and also a return on investment of 8.30%.

The ability for Waste Management, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 1.71 and total debt/equity is 1.83. In terms of margins, Waste Management, Inc. has a gross margin of 45.50%, with its operating margin at 16.80%, and Waste Management, Inc. has a profit margin of 8.70%.

The 52 week high is -5.83%, with 40.05% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.35% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.45%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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