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How to buy Republic Services stock in Canada | $109.57
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Republic Services (RSG) is a leading waste management business based in the US. It opened the day at $109.25 after a previous close of $109.1. During the day the price has varied from a low of $108.96 to a high of $109.63. The latest price was $109.57 (25 minute delay). Republic Services is listed on the NYSE and employs 35,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy Republic Services stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: RSG in this case.
- Research Republic Services stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Republic Services stocks. It's that simple.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Republic Services?
- Has coronavirus impacted Republic Services shares?
- Republic Services shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Republic Services stock a buy or sell?
- Republic Services performance over time
- Can I short Republic Services shares?
- Is Republic Services suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Republic Services shares over-valued?
- Republic Services's financials
- How volatile are Republic Services shares?
- Does Republic Services pay a dividend?
- Have Republic Services shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Republic Services's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Republic Services's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $109.23, which is 8.97% up on its pre-crash value of $99.43 and 67.09% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $65.37.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Republic Services stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $691.09 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,139.27.
Republic Services stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of RSG stocks over time.
Republic Services stocks at a glance
|52-week range||$76.8067 - $113.28|
|50-day moving average||$108.4603|
|200-day moving average||$98.8613|
|Wall St. target price||$118.62|
|Dividend yield||$1.68 (1.54%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.18|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Republic Services stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Republic Services price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-02)||0.56%|
|1 month (2021-05-13)||-0.63%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||13.92%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||15.36%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||34.06%|
|2 years (2019-06-13)||27.11%|
|3 years (2018-06-13)||59.42%|
|5 years (2016-06-13)||121.13%|
Is Republic Services under- or over-valued?
Valuing Republic Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Republic Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Republic Services's P/E ratio
Republic Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Republic Services stocks trade at around 34x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're over-valued.
Republic Services's PEG ratio
Republic Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4828. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Republic Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Republic Services's EBITDA
Republic Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Republic Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Republic Services financials
|Revenue TTM||USD$10.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.62%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$4.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.14%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.16%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$34.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Republic Services stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "RSG.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 2.2 million Republic Services stocks held short by investors – that's known as Republic Services's "short interest". This figure is 14.4% up from 1.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Republic Services stocks can be evaluated.
Republic Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Republic Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Republic Services stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Republic Services stocks traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Republic Services's SIR currently stands at 1.87. In other words for every 100,000 Republic Services stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 1870 stocks are currently held short.
However Republic Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Republic Services stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Republic Services stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Republic Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Republic Services stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0106% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Republic Services stocks, roughly 11 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Republic Services.
Find out more about how you can short Republic Services stock.
Republic Services's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Republic Services.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Republic Services's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 28.25
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Republic Services's overall score of 28.25 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 40th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Republic Services is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Republic Services's environmental score
Environmental score: 15.98/100
Republic Services's environmental score of 15.98 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Republic Services is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Republic Services's social score
Social score: 11.45/100
Republic Services's social score of 11.45 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Republic Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Republic Services's governance score
Governance score: 9.33/100
Republic Services's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Republic Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Republic Services's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Republic Services scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Republic Services hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||28.25|
|Total ESG percentile||39.68|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||3|
Republic Services stock dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 45.45% of net profits
Recently Republic Services has paid out, on average, around 45.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Republic Services shareholders could enjoy a 1.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Republic Services's case, that would currently equate to about $1.68 per share.
While Republic Services's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Republic Services may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Republic Services's most recent dividend payout was on 15 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 30 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Republic Services stocks ever split?
Republic Services stocks were split on a 3:2 basis on 19 March 2007. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Republic Services stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Republic Services stocks which in turn could have impacted Republic Services's stock price.
Republic Services stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Republic Services's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $76.8067 up to $113.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Republic Services's is 0.7054. This would suggest that Republic Services's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Republic Services overview
Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, recycling, and environmental services in the United States. The company serves small-container, large-container, and municipal and residential customers. The company's collection services include curbside collection of material for transport to transfer stations, landfills, or recycling processing centers; supply of recycling and waste containers; and renting of compactors. It is also involved in the processing and sale of old corrugated containers, old newsprint, aluminum, glass, and other materials; and provision of landfill and transfer services. In addition, the company offers disposal of non-hazardous solid and liquid material and in-plant services, such as transportation and logistics. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated through 345 collection operations, 220 transfer stations, 186 active landfills, 76 recycling processing centers, 9 salt water disposal wells, and 7 deep injection wells, as well as 6 treatment, recovery, and disposal facilities in 41 states. It also operated 75 landfill gas-to-energy and renewable energy projects and had 128 closed landfills. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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