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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM)?

The company in question is, Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) currently with a stock price of 61.88 (0.29% today). The market cap for Waste Management, Inc. is 27289.08, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Waste Management industry. The target price for Waste Management, Inc. is 71.56. Currently Waste Management, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 24.14, and a forward P/E of 19.95. Average volume for Waste Management, Inc. is 2103.69 and so far today it is 1865300.

Performance in the last year for Waste Management, Inc. has been 21.15%. For EPS growth, Waste Management, Inc. has seen a growth of -40.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.62%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -3.50% over the last five years and could be 9.39% for the next five years. Waste Management, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 7.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.17%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.42%.

Since the IPO date for Waste Management, Inc. on the 9/30/1991, Waste Management, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 18.33%. With Waste Management, Inc. trading at 61.88, the dividend yield is 2.65%, and the EPS is 2.56.

So could Waste Management, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.14. The PEG is 2.57, P/S is 2.07 and the P/B is at 5.28. The P/cash is 699.72, with P/free cash flow at 45.79.

Waste Management, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.71, and total debt/equity at 1.83.

In terms of margins, Waste Management, Inc. has a gross margin of 45.50%, an operating margin of 16.80% and a profit margin of 8.70%.Payout ratio for Waste Management, Inc. is 61.60%. Return on assets come to 5.60% with return on investment coming to 8.30%.

Insider ownership for Waste Management, Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 80.90%. Outstanding shares are at 441. While shares float is 440.14. The float short is currently 0.99%, and short ratio is 2.07.

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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