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Is Waste Connections, Inc.(NYSE: WCN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/22/1998. Waste Connections, Inc. is in the Waste Management industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Waste Connections, Inc., is 822.26, and so far today it has a volume of 1183200. Performance year to date since the 5/22/1998 is 29.92%.

To help you determine whether Waste Connections, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 37.07 and forward P/E is 24.06. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Waste Connections, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.43. P/S ratio is 6.64 and the P/B ratio is 3.37. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 292.92 and 154.93 respectively.

At the current price Waste Connections, Inc. is trading at, 72.7 (0.73% today), Waste Connections, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.80%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 52.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.96, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 24.01% after growing 1.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -111.40%, and 2.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 176.88, and the number of shares float is 175.3. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.00%, and institutional ownership is at 70.30%. The float short is 1.07%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.29. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.20%, and also a return on investment of 7.00%.

The ability for Waste Connections, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.4 and total debt/equity is 1.4. In terms of margins, Waste Connections, Inc. has a gross margin of 36.20%, with its operating margin at 9.90%, and Waste Connections, Inc. has a profit margin of 5.40%.

The 52 week high is -8.81%, with 47.29% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.65% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.50%.

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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