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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 29652.27. Since its IPO date on the 9/30/1991, Waste Management, Inc., WM performance year to date is 26.30%. Today Waste Management, Inc., WM has gained 1.44%, with a current price of 67.43.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 61.70%. Return of assets are at 5.50%, 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 1.81. With a profit margin of 8.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 44.70%, and operating margin of 16.10%. Waste Management, 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 Management, Inc., WM has seen a EPS growth of -40.80%. A performance for the year of 47.54%. The 52-week high is 1.23%, and the 52-week low is 51.34%. The average volume for Waste Management, Inc., WM is 1976920.

With a target price of 66.33, 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 26.39 and a forward P/E of 21.78. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.95. Waste Management, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.26 and 5.6 respectively. For P/cash, Waste Management, Inc. has a value of 285.12, while it is 43.22 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 67.43, Waste Management, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.47%. We see a return on equity of 21.50%.

Looking more long-term Waste Management, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.93%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.50% 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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