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Will Earnings Beat Estimates? Waste Management Inc. (WM) Stock

UBS lowered the price target for the Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM) stock from “a Buy” to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on January 10, 2023, according to finviz. The research report from Stifel has downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold, with a price target set at $171. The stock was upgraded by Jefferies, who disclosed in a research note on October 25, 2022, from Hold to Buy and set the price objective to $191. In their research brief published May 13, 2022, BofA Securities analysts upgraded the Waste Management Inc. stock from Underperform to Neutral with a price target of $165.

The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The share price of Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM) dipped -0.26% to close Tuesday’s market session at $152.27, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $134.20 and $153.04 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 1241408 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.73 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -1.36% within the last five trades and -4.40% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -2.33% in the last 6 months and -4.73% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. WM stock is trading at a margin of -2.21%, -4.90% and -5.12% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

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As of the close of trading, WM deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -13.47 percent below its 52-week high and 9.88 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -0.87. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.

What Does Waste Management Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?

With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 17.10 percent and the profit margin is 11.50 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 46.50 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.

The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $61.86 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM) is 28.29. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 24.82. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 3.18 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 8.95, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.

Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?

Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.10 percent of Waste Management Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 87.80 percent are held by financial institutions. POPE JOHN C, the Director at Waste Management Inc. (WM) has sold 218 shares of firm on Jan 17 at a price of $154.76 against the total amount of $33738.0. In another inside trade, Rooney Kelly C., SVP Chief People Officer of Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM) sold 66 shares of the firm on Jan 09 for a total worth of $10562.0 at a price of $160.03. An inside trade which took place on Aug 16, EVP & CFO of Waste Management Inc. Rankin Devina A sold 22,082 shares of firm against total price of $3.86 million at the cost of $175.00 per share.



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