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Dominating the Market Today: Waste Management, Inc., (WM)

Friday February 24th 2017: Waste Management, Inc., WM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Waste Management in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Waste Management, Inc., WM  has a market cap of 32.85 B. Since its IPO date on the 9/30/1991, Waste Management, Inc., WM performance year to date is 4.34%. Today Waste Management, Inc., WM has gained 0.26%, with a current price of 74.18.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 44.50%. Return of assets are at 5.90%, with return on investment at 11.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Waste Management, Inc., WM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.57. While Total debt/equity is 1.64. With a profit margin of 8.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.50%, and operating margin of 16.90%. Waste Management, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Waste Management, Inc., WM has seen a EPS growth of 60.30%. A performance for the year of 9.11%. The 52-week high is -0.54%, and the 52-week low is 21.45%. The average volume for Waste Management, Inc., WM is 10224.

With a target price of 78.4, can Waste Management, Inc., WM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Waste Management, Inc., WM. Waste Management, Inc. has a P/E of 26.96 and a forward P/E of 21.33. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.59. Waste Management, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.37 and 5.92 respectively. For P/cash, Waste Management, Inc. has a value of 1094.88, while it is 50.38 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 74.18, Waste Management, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.30%. We see a return on equity of 22.90%.

Looking more long-term Waste Management, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.41%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.29% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 60.30% for this year and for the last five years a 5.40% 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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