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Morning Trending Tickers: Waste Connections, Inc., (WCN)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 17.13 B. Since its IPO date on the 5/22/1998, Waste Connections, Inc., WCN performance year to date is 23.24%. Today Waste Connections, Inc., WCN has gained 0.43%, with a current price of 64.85.

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 51.00%. Return of assets are at 1.90%, with return on investment at 3.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Waste Connections, Inc., WCN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.7. While Total debt/equity is 0.71. With a profit margin of 5.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 41.50%, and operating margin of 9.80%. Waste Connections, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Waste Connections, Inc., WCN has seen a EPS growth of -31.30%. A performance for the year of 32.35%. The 52-week high is -3.30%, and the 52-week low is 35.65%. The average volume for Waste Connections, Inc., WCN is 4285.

With a target price of 71.66, 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 76.23 and a forward P/E of 27.08. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.72. Waste Connections, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.34 and 3.01 respectively. For P/cash, Waste Connections, Inc. has a value of 63.81, while it is 39.18 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 64.85, Waste Connections, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.74%. We see a return on equity of 3.90%.

Looking more long-term Waste Connections, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.16%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.56% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -31.30% for this year and for the last five years a 19.90% 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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