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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Waste Connections US, Inc., WCN

Waste Connections US, Inc., WCN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Waste Management in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Waste Connections US, Inc., WCN  has a market cap of 12997.36. Since its IPO date on the 5/22/1998, Waste Connections US, Inc., WCN performance year to date is 31.98%. Today Waste Connections US, Inc., WCN has gained 0.23%, with a current price of 74.17.

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 US, 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 US, 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 US, Inc., WCN has seen a EPS growth of 1.80%. A performance for the year of 57.05%. The 52-week high is -0.24%, and the 52-week low is 63.46%. The average volume for Waste Connections US, Inc., WCN is 293882.

With a target price of 108.56, can Waste Connections US, Inc., WCN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Waste Connections US, Inc., WCN. Waste Connections US, Inc. has a P/E of 37.74 and a forward P/E of 24.37. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.66. Waste Connections US, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.71 and 3.43 respectively. For P/cash, Waste Connections US, Inc. has a value of 296.07, while it is 156.59 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 74.17, Waste Connections US, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.78%. We see a return on equity of 9.20%.

Looking more long-term Waste Connections US, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.17%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 25.65% 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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