Waste Connections Inc (WCN) PT Raised to C$76.00
Waste Connections Inc (TSE:WCN) had its price target lifted by Raymond James Financial, Inc. from C$72.00 to C$76.00 in a report released on Thursday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. Raymond James Financial, Inc. currently has an outperform rating on the stock.
A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on WCN. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an outperform rating on shares of Waste Connections in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Barclays PLC increased their target price on shares of Waste Connections from C$133.00 to C$136.00 in a report on Friday, April 28th. TD Securities increased their target price on shares of Waste Connections to C$136.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on shares of Waste Connections to C$75.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of C$87.00.
Shares of Waste Connections (TSE:WCN) opened at 80.87 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $83.91 and a 200 day moving average of $79.34. Waste Connections has a one year low of $62.83 and a one year high of $88.94. The stock has a market cap 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. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 8th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 4th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.59%.
In related news, insider Steven F. Bouck sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$96.05, for a total value of C$1,440,750.00. Also, Director Michael W. Harlan sold 3,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$96.49, for a total transaction of C$328,066.00. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 20,400 shares of company stock worth $1,962,636.
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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