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Morning Momentum: Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN)

The company in question is, Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) currently with a stock price of 91.72 (0.71% today). The market cap for Waste Connections, Inc. is 16.26 B, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Waste Management industry. The target price for Waste Connections, Inc. is 102.13. Currently Waste Connections, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 72.22, and a forward P/E of 25.79. Average volume for Waste Connections, Inc. is 504.02 and so far today it is 330190.

Performance in the last year for Waste Connections, Inc. has been 35.62%. For EPS growth, Waste Connections, Inc. has seen a growth of -31.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.08%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 19.90% over the last five years and could be 20.25% for the next five years. Waste Connections, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 112.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -76.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.22%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.11%.

Since the IPO date for Waste Connections, Inc. on the 5/22/1998, Waste Connections, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 17.17%. With Waste Connections, Inc. trading at 91.72, the dividend yield is 0.78%, and the EPS is 1.27.

So could Waste Connections, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 72.22. The PEG is 3.57, P/S is 4.12 and the P/B is at 2.85. The P/cash is 60.58, with P/free cash flow at 37.19.

Waste Connections, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.7, and total debt/equity at 0.71.

In terms of margins, Waste Connections, Inc. has a gross margin of 41.50%, an operating margin of 9.80% and a profit margin of 5.50%.Payout ratio for Waste Connections, Inc. is 36.90%. Return on assets come to 1.90% with return on investment coming to 3.60%.

Insider ownership for Waste Connections, Inc., is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 70.30%. Outstanding shares are at 177.33. While shares float is 175.13. The float short is currently 0.51%, and short ratio is 1.77.

Graphs: Waste Connections, Inc. NYSE: WCN | Friday May 19, 2017

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