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Waste Connections Inc. (WCN) weekly volatility stands at 0.83%: What It Means

Waste Connections Inc. (NYSE:WCN) shares fell to a low of $120.50 before closing at $120.62. Intraday shares traded counted 0.64 million, which was 28.66% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 895.34K. WCN’s previous close was $121.76 while the outstanding shares total 262.70M. The firm has a beta of 0.71, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 143.42, and a growth ratio of 11.55. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 51.50, with weekly volatility at 0.83% and ATR at 1.32. The WCN stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $88.21 and a $124.95 high. The stock traded lower over the last trading session, losing -0.94% on 06/16/21.

Investors have identified the Waste Management company Waste Connections Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $31.52 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.

Waste Connections Inc. (WCN) Fundamentals that are to be considered.

When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For WCN, the company has in raw cash 743.46 million on their books with 147.75 million currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on an incline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 1.5 billion total, with 1.11 billion as their total liabilities.

WCN were able to record 303.6 million as free cash flow during the 08/03/2021 quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 134.76 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 400.4 million as operating cash flow.

Potential earnings growth for Waste Connections Inc. (WCN)

In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the 08/03/2021 quarter of the year, Waste Connections Inc. recorded a total of 1.4 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 3.12% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the 08/03/2021 quarter reducing by -0.17%.

What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 825.92 million trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 570.02 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 262.70M with the recently reported earning now reading 0.61 cents per share. This is a figure that compared to analyst’s prediction for their 08/03/2021 (0.70 cents a share).

Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 3.46 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on WCN sounds very interesting.

Is the stock of WCN attractive?

In related news, Exec VP, General Counsel & Sec, Shea Patrick James sold 11,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Jun 09. The sale was performed at an average price of 120.35, for a total value of 1,323,828. As the sale deal closes, the VP People, Training & Devlpmnt, Netherton Susan now sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 300,831. Also, Executive VP Engineering, LITTLE JAMES sold 2,310 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Mar 09. The shares were price at an average price of 103.03 per share, with a total market value of 238,003. Following this completion of acquisition, the Sr. Vice President – Tax, Black Matthew Stephen now holds 2,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 214,714. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 1.00%.

15 out of 16 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 0 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Waste Connections Inc.. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the WCN stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $129.24.

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