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There’s No Need To Panic Or Freeze When It Comes To Waste Connections Inc. (NYSE: WCN)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Waste Connections Inc. (WCN) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.15, or -0.11%, to $131.50. The Waste Connections Inc. has recorded 48,296 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that WASTE CONNECTIONS ANNOUNCES DATES FOR FOURTH QUARTER 2022 EARNINGS RELEASE AND 2023 OUTLOOK.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Waste Management industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $131.65 and fluctuated between $133.05 as its day high and $131.41 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Waste Connections Inc. is $33.04B. A total of 1.25 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 978.77K shares.

In the most recent transaction, HANSEN ERIC sold 4,000 shares of WCN for 136.93 per share on Nov 07. After the transaction, the Senior Vice President and CIO now owns 6,460 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 08, Shea Patrick James sold 7,000 shares at 145.26 per share. WCN shares that Exec VP, General Counsel & Sec owns now total 12,813.

Among the insiders who sold shares, RAZZOUK WILLIAM J disposed of 2,000 shares on Aug 08 at a per-share price of $140.16. This resulted in the Director holding 5,584 shares of WCN after the transaction. In another insider transaction, RAZZOUK WILLIAM J sold 4,073 shares at $140.03 per share on Aug 08. Company shares held by the Director now total 4,016.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Waste Connections Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.02, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.77%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 42.21. WCN’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/15/2022 when it declared a $0.2550 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/1/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/1/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/17/2022. The WCN stock dividend was $0.23 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for WCN in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $153.56 with high estimates of $170.00 and low estimates of $120.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WCN has a high of $148.20 and a low of $113.50.

As of this writing, WCN has an earnings estimate of $1.39 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.41 per share and a lower estimate of $1.37. The company reported an EPS of $1.06 in the last quarter, which was -0.90% lower than expectations of $1.07.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 19 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for WCN is Underweight with a score of 4.54. A total of 14 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 2 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 2 thought it should be Sold.

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