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

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Waste Connections US, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/22/1998. Waste Connections US, Inc. is in the Waste Management industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Waste Connections US, Inc., is 1662.54, and so far today it has a volume of 426600. Performance year to date since the 5/22/1998 is 30.72%.

To help you determine whether Waste Connections US, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 37.37 and forward P/E is 24.21. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Waste Connections US, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.64. P/S ratio is 6.61 and the P/B ratio is 3.4. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 291.59 and 154.23 respectively.

At the current price Waste Connections US, Inc. is trading at, 73.29 (0.04% today), Waste Connections US, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.79%, 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 26.13% 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 174.66, and the number of shares float is 174.66. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.00%, and institutional ownership is at 70.30%. The float short is 1.19%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.25. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.20%, and also a return on investment of 7.00%.

The ability for Waste Connections US, 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 US, Inc. has a gross margin of 36.20%, with its operating margin at 9.90%, and Waste Connections US, Inc. has a profit margin of 5.40%.

The 52 week high is -1.27%, with 61.52% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.43% and the 200 day simple moving average is 20.99%.

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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