Waste Connections's (NYSE:WCN) stock is 16.0% higher in the past 12 months and has outperformed the overall US TECH market which is 3.9% higher in the same timeframe. This is equivalent to a 12.1% greater return over the period which puts the stock as an outperformer vs other US TECH companies.
From 14 analysts that cover Waste Connections's stock, the average rating is 4.1. This is a weighted average of 3 strong buys, 9 buys, 2 holds. This is 0.1 higher than a month ago which gives this factor a tea-score of 4/5.
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Waste Connections insider's have net been buying stock over the past 12 months, in the previous month insiders have been net buying. In fact the buy to sell ratio in the past month has been 50.0% which is 114.7% lower than the last 12 months buy to sell ratio. This put's Waste Connections's Insiders in the top quintile vs their peers giving this factor a tea-score of 1/5.
For Waste Connections, currently 92.3% of stock (1 billion shares) is owned by Institutions, 7.4% (802 million shares) is owned by Individuals, and 0.4% (2 million shares) is owned by company insiders. The CEO has a holding of 0.02% which is equivalent to 40 thousand shares with a market value of $129 million. This factor has a tea-score of 2/5.
As of 15 July 2019, the short interest for Waste Connections has been 0.66% of the shares outstanding which is 17 billion shares. This is more than 1 month ago which had 0.64% of the shares outstanding which is 16 billion short interest in shares. This equals a tea-score of 5/5.
Waste Connections's revenue in the last 12 months ending 30 June 2019 is $5Bn. Waste Connections's average revenue growth for the last 4 years has been 5.1% which is currently lower than their comps of 6.2%.
Waste Connections's free cash flow yield is 4.4% and has grown from 4 years ago. The free cash flow yield for Waste Connections 1 year ago was 3.8% and 3 years ago it was 3.5%.
Waste Connections pays dividends every 3 months and has done so since 02 April 2013. Dividends have been steadily increasing over the past 4 years from $0.13 (dividend yield of 0.41%) to $0.16 today (yield of 0.17%).
Waste Connections's PE ratio is 43.8x. This is calculated from their EPS of $2.02 and price per share of $91.76. Waste Connections's PE ratio values the company cheaper than 100% of it's competitors giving this factor a tea-score of 5/5.
Waste Connections's PEG ratio is 6.0x. This is calculated from their PE ratio of 43.8x and their last 12 months growth rate of 0.073%. This is less attractive than their competitors so the tea-score for this factor is 5/5.
The PB ratio for Waste Connections is 3.6x. This is more expensive than their competitors who have an average PB ratio of 2.6x. The tea-score is 4/5.
Waste Connections's free cash flow yield is 4.4% which is ranked 3.0/5 when compared to its competitors. This is calculated from a free cash flow of $1Bn (as reported for the 12 months ending 30 June 2019) divided by its current market capitalisation of $24Bn. The average free cash flow yield across Waste Connections's comps is 8.1%.
Waste Connections's return on investment is 8.5%. This is more profitable than its competitors.
Waste Connections's current ratio is calculated by (current assets) / (current liabilities) which equals 1.1x. This less attractive than their competitors and also worse than recommended for a healthy company.
Waste Connections's debt to shareholder equity is 64.7%. This is worse than their competitors and also worse than advised for a well-managed balance sheet.
Waste Connections's dividend payout ratio calculated against their free cash flow is low at 21.6%. This is in quintile 4 when measured against their comps.
Waste Connections's has a poor overall ESG rating of 52/100. Their competitors have a score between 42 and 84 with the average at 62.
What is the 52 week high for Waste Connections stock quote?
Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) hit a new 52-week high on 03 July 2019 at a price of $97.74 with 376,000 shares traded that day. This is 6.5% higher than than its current price of $91.76 and 38.5% higher than the 52-week low of $70.59 on 24 December 2018. Average daily volume traded has been 826 thousand shares over the past 3 months.
What is the highest price Waste Connections stock has ever been?
The all-time highs for Waste Connections stock were reached on 03 July 2019, 47 days ago at a price of $97.74. This equates to a market capitalisation of $25Bn. The highest price reached is 6.5% higher than the current price of $91.76 with a current market cap of $24Bn.
What is the beta of Waste Connections stock?
Waste Connections stock moves 0.6x the US TECH market average which makes its beta higher than the overall market.
What is the volatility of Waste Connections (WCN) stock?
Waste Connections's stock has an annual volatility of 16.4% which is more volatile than the average US TECH market volatility of 16.3% which has made it a less safe stock to own in the past vs just owning the index for investors aiming for lower portfolio volatility.
What have Waste Connections's share buybacks been over the past year?
Waste Connections is currently running a share-buyback program and in the past year alone the company has repurchased 104 million of shares outstanding at a total expense of $23Trn. In the same time frame the share price has moved 16.0% higher which is an outperformance of 12.1% vs the overall market. Waste Connections still has $420Trn of cash remaining on their balance sheet.
Who owns the most Waste Connections stock?
Barry White is the largest individual shareholder in Waste Connections with 1 billion shares. He is an independent director of Waste Connections. The largest institutional holder is T-Rowe and they own 37.9% of the issue size with 100 million shares. T-Rowe have been net buying shares over the last 12 months as they own 1 million more shares than a year ago.
When did Waste Connections beat earnings expectations in the last 4 years?
In the past 4 quarters Waste Connections has had 3 earnings beat's and 1 earnings miss's. The average earnings beat has been 12.1% and the average earnings miss has been 8.2%.
When is Waste Connections's next earnings date and what are the expectations?
Waste Connections is set to report earnings on 30 July 2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2019. Based on 14 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $2.12. Recent analyst revisions have been positive implying a potential EPS of $2.24.
What is Waste Connections's upcoming earnings report expectations?
The earnings expectations for Waste Connections's upcoming report on 30 July 2019 are from 14 analysts with an average EPS of $2.12. The lowest analyst rating is $2.01, the highest is $2.84. The most recent earnings revisions have been positive with a most recent estimate of $2.24.
What is Waste Connections's earnings per share (EPS)?
Waste Connections's latest earnings per share (EPS) was reported as $2.02 on 30 April 2019 for fiscal quarter ending March 2019. This is 11.0% higher than 12 months ago when they reported EPS of $1.82
What is Waste Connections's dividend growth rate?
Waste Connections's dividends have grown at 14.29% in the past year and an average growth of 5.77% over the past 4 years. This is higher then it's competitors 4-year average dividend growth of 4.1
What is Waste Connections's dividend yield?
Waste Connections's current dividend yield is 0.17%. This is calculated by taking the dividend's per share of $0.16 (the last payment which was on 09 August 2019) and dividing by the current share price of $91.76.
What is Waste Connections's previous and next dividend date?
Waste Connections's most recent dividend date was 09 August 2019 when the company paid $0.16 and the next dividend date is 11 November 2019 with an expected payment of $0.16.