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

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/30/1991. Waste Management, Inc. is in the Waste Management industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Waste Management, Inc., is 2286.86, and so far today it has a volume of 1915300. Performance year to date since the 9/30/1991 is 21.16%.

To help you determine whether Waste Management, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.72 and forward P/E is 20.41. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Waste Management, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.63. P/S ratio is 2.12 and the P/B ratio is 5.4. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 718.55 and 47.02 respectively.

At the current price Waste Management, Inc. is trading at, 63.36 (-1.02% today), Waste Management, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.59%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 61.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.56, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.72% after growing -40.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.40%, and 3.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 442.29, and the number of shares float is 440.84. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 81.30%. The float short is 0.96%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.86. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.60%, and also a return on investment of 8.30%.

The ability for Waste Management, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 1.71 and total debt/equity is 1.83. In terms of margins, Waste Management, Inc. has a gross margin of 45.50%, with its operating margin at 16.80%, and Waste Management, Inc. has a profit margin of 8.70%.

The 52 week high is -9.55%, with 32.96% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.46% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.39%.

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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