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Waste Management Inc WM Stock Quote

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  • Last Close 155.68
  • Sector Industrials
  • Industry Waste Management
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 153.48  –  155.98
  • Year Range 148.31  –  173.71
  • Market Cap 62.5493 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.9 Mil /  1.4 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.20
  • Price / Book 9.12
  • Forward Div Yield 1.67%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.78%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis WM

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Business Strategy and Outlook

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Waste collection and disposal industry leader WM enjoys leading market share and unmatched dominance in landfill ownership, which is nearly impossible to replicate given immense regulatory hurdles. This leadership position expanded after the firm's October 2020 acquisition of Advanced Disposal, which had been the fourth-largest publicly traded waste collection and disposal company in the United States.

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Key Statistics WM

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Business Description

WM ranks as the largest integrated provider of traditional solid waste services in the United States, operating 259 active landfills and about 337 transfer stations. The company serves residential, commercial, and industrial end markets and is also a leading recycler in North America.

800 Capitol Street, Suite 3000
Houston, TX, 77002
Industry Waste Management
Employees 49,500

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FAQs for Waste Management Inc Stock

Yes. WM has a forward dividend yield of 1.80%. See WM’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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WM’s market cap is 62.55 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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WM’s stock style is Large Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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WM’s price/sales is 3.20.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.

WM’s price/forward earnings is 28.00.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

WM’s price/book is 9.12.
Price/book ratio can tell investors approximately how much they’re paying for a company’s assets, based on historical, rather than current, valuations. Historical valuations generally do not reflect a company’s current market value. Value investors frequently look for companies that have low price/book ratios.

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WM’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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