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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Waste Connections US, Inc. (NYSE:WCN)?

The company in question is, Waste Connections US, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) currently with a stock price of 73.62 (-0.78% today). The market cap for Waste Connections US, Inc. is 12993.9, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Waste Management industry. The target price for Waste Connections US, Inc. is 75.92. Currently Waste Connections US, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 37.84, and a forward P/E of 24.59. Average volume for Waste Connections US, Inc. is 1662.24 and so far today it is 189316.

Performance in the last year for Waste Connections US, Inc. has been 56.42%. For EPS growth, Waste Connections US, Inc. has seen a growth of 1.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 24.52%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.80% over the last five years and could be 14.17% for the next five years. Waste Connections US, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -111.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.49%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 19.32%.

Since the IPO date for Waste Connections US, Inc. on the 5/22/1998, Waste Connections US, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 32.34%. With Waste Connections US, Inc. trading at 73.62, the dividend yield is 0.78%, and the EPS is 1.96.

So could Waste Connections US, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 37.84. The PEG is 2.67, P/S is 6.71 and the P/B is at 3.44. The P/cash is 295.99, with P/free cash flow at 156.55.

Waste Connections US, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.4, and total debt/equity at 1.4.

In terms of margins, Waste Connections US, Inc. has a gross margin of 36.20%, an operating margin of 9.90% and a profit margin of 5.40%.Payout ratio for Waste Connections US, Inc. is 52.90%. Return on assets come to 3.20% with return on investment coming to 7.00%.

Insider ownership for Waste Connections US, Inc., is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 70.30%. Outstanding shares are at 175.12. While shares float is 175.12. The float short is currently 0.89%, and short ratio is 0.93.

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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