Waste Connections Inc (TSE:WCN) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer lifted their Q1 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Waste Connections in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Oppenheimer analyst N. Kaye now expects that the company will earn $0.73 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.68. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Waste Connections’ Q2 2018 earnings at $0.78 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $3.44 EPS.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on shares of Waste Connections to C$102.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. TD Securities lifted their price target on shares of Waste Connections to C$95.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Waste Connections presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of C$88.92.
Shares of Waste Connections (TSE WCN) opened at C$89.23 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $23,530.00, a P/E ratio of 32.57 and a beta of -0.23. Waste Connections has a 1-year low of C$71.45 and a 1-year high of C$94.86.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 14th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.172 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $0.69 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.77%. Waste Connections’s payout ratio is 17.52%.
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Waste Connections Company Profile
Waste Connections, Inc, a solid waste services company, provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through six segments: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Exploration and Production (E&P). It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and E&P customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, office paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals.
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