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Latest Fundamentals: Waste Management (NYSE: WM)


Waste Management is in the waste management industry and is in the industrials sector. The company CEO is James C. Fish. Waste Management Inc acts as a provider of waste management environmental services. The services provided by the company include collection, landfill, transfer, recycling and resource recovery and other services.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The WM stock showed a previous change of -0.05% with an open at 97.67 and a close of 97.37. It reached an intraday high of 98.54 and a low of 97.08.

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The stock has a market cap of $41.5b with 426.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 422.6m shares. Trading volume reached 1,559,603 shares compared to its average volume of 1,929,719 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Waste Management shares returned 0.16% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 10.71%. Over three months, it changed 7.70%. In one year it has changed 23.43% and within that year its 52-week high was 98.54 and its 52-week low was 79.86. WM stock is 21.93% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 87.71 and a 50 day moving average of 92.47. Currently WM stock is trading 11.01% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.4 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 22.13. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.07. The TTM EPS is 3.92, which comes to a TTM PE of 24.84. Historically, the PE high was 247.40 and the PE low was 16.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 64.29, which is a decrease of -33.98%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  1.15
06-30-2018:  1.01
03-31-2018:  0.91
12-31-2017:  0.85

The dividend per share is currently 1.86, which is a dividend yield of 1.91%. Also, the payout ratio is 47.45%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 92.23, which means it may be overvalued by -5.57%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.90% of insider ownership and 108.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 4,888,432, which is 1.15% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.19. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.66

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 39.89%, return on assets is 10.55%, profit margin is 12.57%, price-to-sales is 3.75 and price-to-book is 6.66.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
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