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Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 27789.03. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Waste Management, Inc. is 62.98 (with a change from open of 0.64%), this in conjunction with a target price of 71.5. Volume today has so far reached 802784, with an average volume of about 2166.83. The GAP for this stock, is -0.37%.

The P/E ratio is 24.51, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 20.22. The current EPS for Waste Management, Inc., is 2.56, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -40.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 20.10%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Waste Management, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.83% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.39%. Quarter over quarter is 7.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -3.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 81.20%. Shares outstanding is 442.43, while shares float is at a value of 440.84. Float short for Waste Management, Inc. is 0.96% and the short ratio is 1.96.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.71, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.83. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 45.50% and their operating margin is 16.80%. The profit margin is 8.70%.

Waste Management, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 5.60%, and on investment, 8.30%. Return on equity is 21.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.61. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.1, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.35 and Price/cash is 712.54, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 46.63.

The simple moving averages are -3.48% and 7.18% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -10.10% and the 52 week low is 32.17%.

Waste Management, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.61%, with a current price of 62.98. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 61.60%. This is in an industry, Waste Management, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Waste Management, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Waste Management industry means that Waste Management, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.10%, with performance for the month coming to -3.36%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.90%, and for the half year the performance is 28.94%. Volatility for this week is 1.02% and for the month this is 1.00%.

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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