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Republic Services, Inc (RSG) is a leading waste management business based in the US. It opened the day at $96.81 after a previous close of $96.89. During the day the price has varied from a low of $96.48 to a high of $97.69. The latest price was $96.78 (25 minute delay). Republic Services is listed on the NYSE and employs 36,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Republic Services

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: RSG in this case.
  5. Research Republic Services shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Republic Services shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Republic Services's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Republic Services's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $93.57, which is 5.89% down on its pre-crash value of $99.43 and 43.14% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $65.37.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Republic Services shares at the start of February 2020, those shares 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 $975.94.

Republic Services share price

Use our graph to track the performance of RSG stocks over time.

Republic Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open$96.81
High$97.69
Low$96.48
Close$96.78
Previous close$96.89
Change $-0.11
Change % -0.114%
Volume 2,053,012
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$64.407 - $103.79
50-day moving average $97.3579
200-day moving average $91.0245
Wall St. target price$106.08
PE ratio 29.9687
Dividend yield $1.7 (1.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.191
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Republic Services stock?

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Republic Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $96.78

1 month (2020-12-22) 1.00%
3 months (2020-10-22) 5.46%
6 months (2020-07-22) 12.98%

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 30x. In other words, Republic Services shares trade at around 30x 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 shares 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 3.0007. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares 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 share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Republic Services's EBITDA

Republic Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.9 billion (£2.1 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 $10.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.81%
Gross profit TTM $4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.98%
Return on equity TTM 12.52%
Profit margin 10.05%
Book value $26.28
Market capitalisation $30.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Republic Services shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "RSG.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 2.4 million Republic Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Republic Services's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% down from 2.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Republic Services shares can be evaluated.

Republic Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Republic Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Republic Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Republic Services shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Republic Services's SIR currently stands at 1.56. In other words for every 100,000 Republic Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1560 shares are currently held short.

However Republic Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Republic Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Republic Services shares (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 shares (for every 100,000 Republic Services shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0114% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Republic Services shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share 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. A high-profile company, 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

Republic Services, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.25
Total ESG percentile 39.68
Environmental score 15.98
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 11.45
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 9.33
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 3

Republic Services share dividends

48%

Dividend payout ratio: 47.56% of net profits

Recently Republic Services has paid out, on average, around 47.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.78% 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 1.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Republic Services's case, that would currently equate to about $1.7 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 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Republic Services's shares ever split?

Republic Services's shares 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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Republic Services shares which in turn could have impacted Republic Services's share price.

Republic Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Republic Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $64.407 up to $103.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RSG.US volatility(beta: 0.65)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 Republic Services's is 0.6546. This would suggest that Republic Services's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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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 waste for transport to transfer stations, landfills, or recycling processing centers; supply of 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; temporary waste and recycling collection services; and provision of landfill services. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated through 340 collection operations, 212 transfer stations, 189 active landfills, 79 recycling processing centers, and 15 salt water disposal wells, as well as 7 treatment, recovery, and disposal facilities in 41 states and Puerto Rico. It also operated 75 landfill gas-to-energy and renewable energy projects and had 130 closed landfills. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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