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Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN)

Based on the latest brokerage notes which have been released to investors, 4 brokers have issued a rating of "strong buy", 3 brokers "buy", 5 brokers "neutral", 1 brokers "sell" and 0 brokers "strong sell". Therefore 50% are positive. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $72.68. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Waste Management from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

07/05/2017 - Waste Management, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Oppenheimer. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, November 6 report. Nantahala Capital Management Llc owns 1.76 million shares or 0.15% of their United States portfolio. (NYSE:WM) for 4,767 shares. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $70 target. BMO Capital Markets started coverage on Waste Management in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. It has a 59.57 P/E ratio. The FCF Growth of Waste Connections, Inc. Tradition Cap Ltd has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Waste Management, Inc. The Company's investment objective is to seek high current income with a secondary objective of total return. It now has negative earnings. It pursues its investment objective by investing primarily in securities created to generate income, with the potential for capital appreciation being a secondary consideration. The firm had revenue of $3.68 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.62 billion. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 361,705 shares in the company, valued at $26,429,784.35. Columbia Asset Management invested in 0.29% or 12,079 shares. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak. Hall Laurie J Trustee now owns 18,555 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $1,361,000 after buying an additional 175 shares in the last quarter. The business services provider reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.81. About 61,794 shares traded. It has outperformed by 16.34% the S&P500.

Since April 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $505,525 activity.

Among 14 analysts covering Waste Management Inc. The ratio is a comparison of the firm's net asset value per share to it's current price. Franklin Resources Inc.'s holdings in Waste Management were worth $744,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Regentatlantic Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.38% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR).

About 273,376 shares traded. It increased, as 49 investors sold Waste Management, Inc. shares while 288 reduced holdings. It has underperformed by 6.08% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.20, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America lifted its holdings in shares of Waste Management by 0.9% in the 1st quarter. 109,951 shares or 24.76% less from 146,131 shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hilltop holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM)'s stock about -3.83% from the 50-day high and 3.76% away from the 50-day low.

Waste Connections Inc (WCN) now has a 50-day moving average of 66.80, the 200-day is at 61.06, and the 7-day is 70.12. (NYSE:WM). Brookstone Capital Mngmt holds 4,307 shares. Waste Management earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. (NYSE:WM). Spectrum Mgmt Grp holds 10,965 shares. Zeke Limited Liability Company reported 0.06% stake. First Midwest Bank & Trust Tru Division, Illinois-based fund reported 24,362 shares. It also reduced its holding in Technipfmc Ltd Com by 41,201 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 101,096 shares, and cut its stake in Amdocs Ltd Ord (NASDAQ:DOX). Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th were issued a $0.425 dividend. Cypress Capital Mgmt Ltd (Wy) owns 3,100 shares. The Price to Cash Flow for Waste Connections, Inc. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of WM. More interesting news about Waste Management, Inc. Stonebridge Capital Ltd Liability Company holds 11,069 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 160,000 shares. Private Bank Tru has 7,636 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio.

Waste Connections declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, August 2nd that authorizes the company to buyback 13,180,000 outstanding shares. Fore Research & Management Lp who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductor Nv for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $39.22 billion market cap company. It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and E&P customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, office paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals.



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