Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 32.7 B. 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 74.27 (with a change from open of 0.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 78.5. Volume today has so far reached 0, with an average volume of about 1592.41. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.
The P/E ratio is 27.07, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.4. The current EPS for Waste Management, Inc., is 2.74, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 60.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 4.74%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Waste Management, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.29% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.41%. Quarter over quarter is 16.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 8.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 5.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.30%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 80.50%. Shares outstanding is 440.27, while shares float is at a value of 439.86. Float short for Waste Management, Inc. is 1.36% and the short ratio is 3.75.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.64. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 45.50% and their operating margin is 16.90%. The profit margin is 8.80%.
Waste Management, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 5.90%, and on investment, 11.30%. Return on equity is 22.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.6. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.36, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.94 and Price/cash is 1089.96, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 50.15.
The simple moving averages are 0.81% and 5.49% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.42% and the 52 week low is 21.59%.
Waste Management, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.29%, with a current price of 74.27. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 44.50%. 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 0.38%, with performance for the month coming to 1.16%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.12%, and for the half year the performance is 9.38%. Volatility for this week is 0.58% and for the month this is 0.78%.
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