Waste Connections, Inc.

  • Trash Could Help Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: SRCL, WCN, WM

    Even during stock market booms, like the one we are experiencing right now, it is important to set your portfolio up so that it can withstand the turbulence encountered by recessions. Wast management is an industry that is well supported during good times and bad. Let's take a look at three of the major players that can help stabilize your portfolio in case of a drop.

    Wast Connections keeps more »

  • Is This Waste Management Company a Good Investment?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: ECOL, WCN, WM

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM), the $20 billion market cap trash and recycling collection services company, got off to a slow start for the year going by its 10-Q for the first quarter of 2013. During the quarter, revenue and earnings both came in about flat versus a year earlier. It makes sense that the company’s business would be more or less stable over time.

    However, markets have liked the more »

  • Making Money From Trash With This Stock

    By Mark Lin - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: HCCI, WCN, WM

    Investors are always worried about a recession affecting a company's revenue or that business ceding market share to its competitors. Picking a recession- resistant company with recurring revenue solves the problem. Waste Management (NYSE: WM), which provides waste-management services to a variety of residential, commercial, and municipal clients in North America, is a company with these characteristics.

    Local regulatory barriers keep competitors at bay

    Waste Management’s regulatory licenses more »

  • Energy-From-Waste: A Potential Growth Segment

    By usman iftikhar - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVA, WCN, WM

    The global energy crisis is one of the most pressing matter these days. Countries are taking efficient initiatives to increase their energy supply and energy-from-waste is one of them. A number of companies in the U.S. are operating in this business segment. All they do is collect waste material and transform it into electricity and metals. The concept has wide acceptance and is projected to grow in the future more »

  • ‘Trash Talk’ Now Mostly Positive

    By Howard Rothman - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: CLH, RSG, SRCL, WCN, WM

    Talking trash might get you into trouble on the basketball court, but in investment circles it might make you some money. That’s because the Big 3 waste service firms — Waste Management (NYSE: WM), Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) and Waste Connections (NYSE: WCN) — are all riding a positive wave that I expect to continue.

    As the trio prepares to announce second quarter results at the end of July, the segment more »

  • Find Cash in Trash

    By Damian Illia - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CLH, RSG, WCN, WM

    When I was little, my mom and grandma used to tell me that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH), Waste Connections (NYSE: WCN) and Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) are proof that they weren't wrong. These companies have built highly profitable, multi-billion-dollar businesses out of waste management. Let’s take a look at them and try to elucidate if they are good long-term more »

  • From Trash to Treasure, This Company Provides Stable Cash Flow

    By Nick Chiu - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    One man's trash is another man's treasure explains the profit model for Republic Services (NYSE: RSG). Republic Services, the second-largest provider of non-hazardous, integrated solid-waste management services in the United States as measured by revenue.

    Revenue and consolidation

    The solid-waste industry is a mature market, and Republic Services has a mature business and financial strategy to stay competitive. Republic Services generates stable revenue, as a large portion of more »

  • This Energy-from-Waste Stock Is Expensive

    By Anh HOANG - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: CVA, WCN, WM

    Covanta Holding (NYSE: CVA) has lagged the overall market this year. As the S&P 500 has returned more than 15.2% in the past six months, Covanta Holding has generated only 8.6% during the same period. Joel Greenblatt and Steven Cohen exited this stock in the first quarter 2013. However, it seems to be a decent dividend paying company, offering investors nice dividend yield at 3.3%. Should more »

  • BlackRock Expecting Heightened Volatility, Go Low Beta

    By Reuben Brewer - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: MO, FDO, WCN

    “The return to volatility was [caused by] increased investor anxiety over central bank policy,” according to BlackRock. Since the Fed's exit from its easy money policies is going to be complex and contentious, volatility could become more routine. In that environment, investors should focus on low-beta stocks like Altria (NYSE: MO), Family Dollar (NYSE: FDO), and Waste Connections (NYSE: WCN).

    Safe Haven in Choppy Waters

    Beta is a measure more »

  • Is This Stock Set to Shoot Up?

    By Ted Cooper - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Boring industries are generally the best place to find bargains. While high-flying stocks like Tesla Motors receive all the attention, companies with more mundane prospects often go neglected. Enterprising investors will find the neglected industries much more interesting than the highly touted, and overvalued, stocks of the day.

    For instance, the waste management industry has shown its maturity over the last decade; growth has slowed to a creep over the more »

  • Finding Treasure in a Pile of Trash

    By Ryan Guenette - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, SRCL, VE, WCN, WM

    The second largest United States provider of solid waste services in North America, Republic Services Incorporated (NYSE: RSG) recently reported first quarter financial results on April 25. Compared with the first quarter of 2012, net income decreased from $142.8 million ($0.39 per share) to $124.9 million ($0.34 per share), representing a near 13% drop.

    Excluding one-time items, adjusted earnings were $167.4 million ($0.46 per more »

  • The Good and the Bad of the Waste Management Industry

    By Zain Abbas - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Waste management companies reported mixed quarterly earnings with two of the three companies reporting an earnings beat. Since the release, these stocks have been up more than 5% till date as shown by the graph:

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    It will be interesting to note what the bears and bulls have to say about these companies:

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM), the largest waste management company by market cap, reported its earnings on April 24 more »

  • Waste Management Is An Ideal Pick For Income Investors

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) has appreciated by more than 26% in the last six months, which is a little surprising -- not long ago, people were concerned about its stagnating revenue growth. However, its focus on growth projects have allowed the company to win over investors, and sent its shares spiking.

    Performance and Future Growth Prospects

    In the first quarter of 2013, revenue for Waste Management grew by 1.2% year more »

  • There's a Jewel to Be Found in Waste

    By Piyush Arora - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Investing in income-growth stocks as a way to ride out market uncertainty has always been a good strategy. But investing in just any income-growth stock could be disastrous. For this kind of investing, a company needs to have a solid balance sheet, as well as ample and consistent cash flows to sustain its payouts. One such company that meets the criteria is Waste Management (NYSE: WM), and here are a more »

  • Is Waste Management a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: CVA, BIN, RSG, WCN, WM

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM), an $18 billion market cap waste management services company, has risen 16% year to date, narrowly outperforming the S&P 500 despite the fact that the stock carries a beta of 0.7 and hence would be expected to underperform during a bull market. The company’s revenues increased only 2% last year compared to 2011, and with operating costs increasing at a faster rate Waste more »

  • Is Waste Management A Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: CVA, BIN, RSG, WCN, WM

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM), an $18 billion market cap waste management services company, has risen 16% year to date- narrowly outperforming the S&P 500 despite the fact that the stock carries a beta of 0.7 and so would be expected to underperform during a bull market. The company’s revenues increased only 2% last year compared to 2011, and with operating costs increasing at a faster rate Waste more »

  • The Trashmen Cometh

    By Howard Rothman - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Despite weak fourth quarter performance and tepid 2013 guidance, the Big Three waste disposal services have been on a roll. Waste Management (NYSE: WM), Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) and Waste Connections (NYSE: WCN) are all up between 9%-15% YTD, and an even more impressive 20%-25% since November. With the trio issuing first-quarter earnings April 24-25, inquisitive minds want to know: can they keep it up?

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  • Finding Treasure in Trash

    By Ted Cooper - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Waste management is not a glamorous industry; it not only revolves around trash, it is also a maturing industry. However, there is often good value to be found in mature industries that have relatively low expectations for future growth.

    With over $13.6 billion in revenues, Waste Management (NYSE: WM) is the clear market leader in the industry. However, the company has suffered from volume losses in eight out of more »

  • Millions of North American’s Trash is Turning Into Investors’ Treasure

    By Ryan Guenette - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: CLH, RSG, SRCL, WCN, WM

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As 2013 begins, I would like to focus on a leading waste management service company in North America: Waste Management (NYSE: WM).

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    The Business:

    Warren Buffett once said, “Never invest in a business you can’t understand more »

  • Digging Through the Trash for Income Opportunities

    By Daniel James - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Waste management is a prime example of a durable sector. Not only will human beings always continue to produce trash, but the amount of trash appears to be growing steadily. As such it is up to humanity to devise increasingly ingenious ways of dealing with this deluge of dirt. Stocks of companies active in this industry tend to trade defensively, enjoying low betas as well as high dividend yields. Waste more »

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