Are Things Looking Up For Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM)?

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Waste Management industry segment. The current market capitalization of Waste Management, Inc. is $84.70B. A total of 1.44 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.73M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Watson Michael J. sold 4,208 shares of WM for 204.28 per share on Jun 06 ’24. After the transaction, the Sr. VP-Chief Customer Officer now owns 45,644 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 01 ’24, Fish James C Jr sold 36,207 shares at 204.43 per share. WM shares that Pres, Chief Executive Officer owns now total 198,345.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Carrasco Rafael disposed of 840 shares on Mar 01 ’24 at a per-share price of $204.86. This resulted in the SVP of Enterprise Strategy holding 14,067 shares of WM after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Boettcher Charles C sold 2,500 shares at $209.50 per share on Feb 28 ’24. Company shares held by the EVP, Corp Development & CLO now total 29,677.

Dividend

The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Waste Management, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.90, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.37%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 34.53. WM’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/7/2024 when it declared a $0.75 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/21/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/28/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 3/14/2024. The WM stock dividend was $0.75 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. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WM has a high of $214.54 and a low of $149.71.

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. WM’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $118.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $13.40B in debt and $4.08B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $17.65, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $7.13B.

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, 0 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 WM is Buy with a score of 3.83.

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