Waste Connections Inc (TSE:WCN) had its price objective lifted by Royal Bank Of Canada to C$95.00 in a research report released on Thursday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

WCN has been the subject of a number of other reports. Barclays PLC upped their price objective on Waste Connections from C$133.00 to C$136.00 in a report on Friday, April 28th. TD Securities upped their price objective on Waste Connections to C$136.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on Waste Connections to C$75.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of C$87.00.

Waste Connections (TSE WCN) opened at 80.87 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $83.91 and a 200 day moving average price of $79.34. Waste Connections has a 52-week low of $62.83 and a 52-week high of $88.94. The company has a market capitalization of $21.30 billion and a P/E ratio of 68.77.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 22nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 8th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.59%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 4th.

In other news, insider Patrick J. Shea sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of C$96.91, for a total value of C$193,820.00. Also, Director Susan Lee acquired 800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of C$130.37 per share, with a total value of C$104,296.00. Insiders sold a total of 20,400 shares of company stock valued at $1,962,636 over the last quarter.

About Waste Connections

Waste Connections, Inc is a solid waste services company in North America. The Company provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in markets in the United States and Canada. The Company operates through six segments: Southern segment, Western segment, Eastern segment, Canada segment, Central segment and E&P segment.

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