Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.38
Waste Management (NYSE:WM) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 25th, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 10th will be given a dividend of 0.375 per share on Friday, March 21st. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.65%.
WM has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Thomson Reuters/Verus upgraded shares of Waste Management from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. On the ratings front, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Waste Management in a research note on Thursday, February 20th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of Waste Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 20th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.19.
Waste Management (NYSE:WM) traded down 0.73% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $40.76. The stock had a trading volume of 2,978,307 shares. Waste Management has a 52 week low of $36.37 and a 52 week high of $46.38. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $42.40 and a 200-day moving average of $42.79. The company has a market cap of $18.946 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 195.52.
Waste Management (NYSE:WM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 18th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $3.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.58 billion. Analysts expect that Waste Management will post $2.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Waste Management, Inc (NYSE:WM) is a provider of waste management services in North America.
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