Waste Connections Inc (WCN) Given New C$95.00 Price Target at TD Securities
Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on WCN. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their target price on Waste Connections to C$102.50 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Friday. Raymond James Financial, Inc. increased their target price on Waste Connections from C$72.00 to C$76.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Barclays PLC cut their target price on Waste Connections from C$96.00 to C$90.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of C$88.92.
Waste Connections (WCN) traded down 0.67% on Friday, reaching $92.18. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 296,074 shares. The stock has a market cap of $24.28 billion and a P/E ratio of 78.38. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $87.04 and a 200-day moving average of $84.05. Waste Connections has a one year low of $65.98 and a one year high of $94.86.
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The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.175 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 7th. This is a positive change from Waste Connections’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.76%.
In related news, insider Darrell W. Chambliss sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of C$65.05, for a total transaction of C$1,626,250.00. Also, Director Edward E. Guillet sold 11,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of C$65.27, for a total value of C$750,605.00.
About Waste Connections
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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