Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) went down by -0.64% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $118.89 and move down -2.27%, while WM stocks collected -0.40% of loss with the last five trading sessions.

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) Worth an Investment?

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 26.80 times of increase in earnings at the present.

WM Market Performance

WM stocks went down by -0.40% for the week, with the monthly jump of 0.31% and a quarterly performance of 9.49%, while its annual performance rate touched 29.17%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.98% for WM stocks with the simple moving average of 15.01% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WM stocks, with Oppenheimer repeating the rating for WM shares by setting it to “Perform”. The predicted price for WM socks in the upcoming period according to Oppenheimer is $63 based on the research report published on July 18, 2019.

RBC Capital Mkts, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WM stock at the price of $125, previously predicting the value of $113. The rating they have provided for WM stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on June 3, 2019.

RBC Capital Mkts gave “Sector Perform” rating to WM stocks, setting the target price at $113 in the report published on May 1, 2019.

WM Stocks 1.33% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought WM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Waste Management, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -2.22% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 1.15%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 1.55%, while the shares sank at the distance of -0.82% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +6.37% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, WM went down by -0.40%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +31.28% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $117.35. In addition, Waste Management, Inc. saw 30.63% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

WM Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Waste Management, Inc. (WM), starting from GROSS PATRICK W, who sold 289 shares at the price of $118.61 back on Jul 17. After this action, Rushing now owns 24,576 shares of Waste Management, Inc., valued at $34,278 with the latest closing price.

CLARK FRANK M, the Director of Waste Management, Inc., sold 268 shares at the value of $118.07 during a trade that took place back on Jul 16, which means that CLARK FRANK M is holding 31,742 shares at the value of $31,643 based on the most recent closing price.

WM Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +18.34 for the present operating margin and +28.08 for gross margin. The net margin for Waste Management, Inc. stands at +12.91. Total capital return value is set at 17.18, while invested capital returns managed to touch 12.57. Equity return holds the value 27.70%, with 7.40% for asset returns.

Based on Waste Management, Inc. (WM), the company’s capital structure generated 159.78 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 61.51. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 43.66 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 152.89 and long-term debt to capital is 58.86.

EBITDA value lies at +1.14 B with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 2.33. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 3.94 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.21. The receivables turnover for Waste Management, Inc. is 6.42 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.66. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.85.