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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Waste Management, Inc., WM

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 27588.58. Since its IPO date on the 9/30/1991, Waste Management, Inc., WM performance year to date is 18.33%. Today Waste Management, Inc., WM has gained 0.29%, with a current price of 61.88.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 61.60%. Return of assets are at 5.60%, with return on investment at 8.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Waste Management, Inc., WM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.71. While Total debt/equity is 1.83. With a profit margin of 8.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.50%, and operating margin of 16.80%. Waste Management, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Waste Management, Inc., WM has seen a EPS growth of -40.80%. A performance for the year of 21.15%. The 52-week high is -11.67%, and the 52-week low is 25.40%. The average volume for Waste Management, Inc., WM is 1869137.

With a target price of 71.5, 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 24.14 and a forward P/E of 19.94. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.57. Waste Management, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.09 and 5.28 respectively. For P/cash, Waste Management, Inc. has a value of 707.4, while it is 46.29 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 61.88, Waste Management, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.65%. We see a return on equity of 21.90%.

Looking more long-term Waste Management, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.39%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.72% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -40.80% for this year and for the last five years a -3.50% 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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