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How to buy Waste Connections (WCN) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Waste Connections stocks.

Waste Connections is a waste management business based in the US. Waste Connections stocks (WCN.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $120.87 – a decrease of 1.32% over the previous week. Waste Connections employs 22,109 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7.5 billion.

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Waste Connections stock price (NYSE:WCN)

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Waste Connections shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-05-27.
Latest market close$138.45
52-week range$112.69 - $147.38
50-day moving average $139.42
200-day moving average $137.11
Wall St. target price$154.73
PE ratio 41.4521
Dividend yield $0.97 (0.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.34

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Is it a good time to buy Waste Connections stock?

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Waste Connections price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $138.45 from 2023-05-26

1 week (2023-05-19) -1.32%
1 month (2023-04-28) -0.50%
3 months (2023-02-28) 3.38%
6 months (2022-11-28) -2.60%
1 year (2022-05-27) 7.75%
2 years (2021-05-28) 14.01%
3 years (2020-05-28) 46.99%
5 years (2018-05-25) 81.17%

Is Waste Connections stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Waste Connections stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Waste Connections's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Waste Connections financials

Revenue TTM $7.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.74%
Gross profit TTM $2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.07%
Return on equity TTM 12.19%
Profit margin 11.43%
Book value $28.10
Market capitalisation $35.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Waste Connections'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 Waste Connections.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Waste Connections's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.06

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Waste Connections's overall score of 26.06 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 38th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Waste Connections 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.).

Waste Connections's environmental score

Environmental score: 15.25/100

Waste Connections's environmental score of 15.25 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Waste Connections is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Waste Connections's social score

Social score: 8.67/100

Waste Connections's social score of 8.67 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Waste Connections is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Waste Connections's governance score

Governance score: 7.63/100

Waste Connections's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Waste Connections is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Waste Connections's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Waste Connections scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Waste Connections has managed to keep its nose clean.

Waste Connections share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 25.64% of net profits

Recently Waste Connections has paid out, on average, around 25.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Waste Connections shareholders could enjoy a 0.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Waste Connections's case, that would currently equate to about $0.97 per share.

While Waste Connections's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Waste Connections may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Waste Connections's most recent dividend payout was on 24 May 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 May 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Waste Connections's shares ever split?

Waste Connections's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 19 June 2017. 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 Waste Connections shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Waste Connections shares which in turn could have impacted Waste Connections's share price.

Waste Connections share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Waste Connections's shares have ranged in value from as little as $112.6895 up to $147.3776. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WCN.US volatility(beta: 0.68)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Waste Connections's is 0.6759. This would suggest that Waste Connections's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Waste Connections overview

Waste Connections, Inc. provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, disposal, and resource recovery services in the United States and Canada. It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and exploration and production (E&P) customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, mixed paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals. The company also owns and operates transfer stations that receive compact and/or load waste to be transported to landfills or treatment facilities through truck, rail, or barge; and intermodal services for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest through a network of intermodal facilities. In addition, it provides E&P waste treatment, recovery, and disposal services for waste resulting from oil and natural gas exploration and production activity, such as drilling fluids, drill cuttings, completion fluids, and flowback water; production wastes and produced water during a well's operating life; contaminated soils that require treatment during site reclamation; and substances, which require clean-up after a spill, reserve pit clean-up, or pipeline rupture. Further, the company offers leasing services to its customers. Waste Connections, Inc.

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