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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 13621.67. Since its IPO date on the 5/22/1998, Waste Connections, Inc., WCN performance year to date is 36.03%. Today Waste Connections, Inc., WCN has gained -1.00%, with a current price of 76.12.

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 58.22%. The 52-week high is -4.52%, and the 52-week low is 61.75%. The average volume for Waste Connections, Inc., WCN is 783500.

With a target price of 85.85, 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 38.82 and a forward P/E of 25.2. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.59. Waste Connections, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 7.03 and 3.53 respectively. For P/cash, Waste Connections, Inc. has a value of 310.29, while it is 164.12 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 76.12, Waste Connections, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.76%. 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 10.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 24.01% 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.

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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