Waste Connections Inc. (WCN) saw an uptrend of 0.51% in the recent trading with $101.71 being its most recent. The current price level -8.40% lower than the highest price of $111.04 marked by the stock while trading over the past 52-weeks, whereas it is 43.52% higher than the lowest price of $70.87 the company dropped to over past 52-weeks. The latest news story on WCN appeared in CNW Group under the title “Early Warning Filing by Desmarais Family Residuary Trust” on Dec-31-20.
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Squeezing the time span to 30 day period shows us the stock is currently trading -1.81% below one month high and is +2.61% above of the lowest during that time. Looking into the simple moving average, Waste Connections Inc. (WCN)’s stock stands at a SMA-50 of $103.20 while that of 5-day is reading $101.76.
Daily rise and fall of price influence many of the traders, and in order to overcome the fluctuating effect of that and to watch the stock closely, traders focus more on stock’s 200-day moving average. At various points in trading activity, investors are more likely to be making use of that measure as a strong indicator in figuring out their support and resistance levels, and WCN’s SMA-200 as of now is $96.78.
Coming around sales and income figures, publically trading companies under normal circumstances post earnings and revenues near to average estimates by the Wall Street analysts, but those could came either above or below estimates and known as surprise factor. Waste Connections Inc. (WCN) last released financial results for the quarter that ended 9/29/2020, posting a surprise factor of 9.10% for net revenue. During the reported three-month period, company’s sales were $1.85 billion while analysts on average were estimating the same to be $1.35 billion.
The perspective of Waste Connections Inc. (NYSE:WCN)’s current quarter earnings identifies that analysts are in consensus over the estimate of 0.66 for stock’s EPS in the current quarter. 14 analysts covering the stock at Wall Street were agreed upon that EPS consensus. Company’s EPS for the last quarter was 0.72.
Investors get the exact data about the key information of institutional ownership in a listed company through its 13F filings at the Stock Exchange Commission (SEC). The total number of common shares currently owned by the public is 263.00 million. WCN does have institutional investors; and they hold 70.30% or $74044.88 of the stock.
As on Sep 29, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) was the top most holder in Waste Connections Inc. (NYSE:WCN) with an ownership of 26.28 million shares of the company or 9.99% of the stake worth $2.73 billion. The filing also reveals Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc as the second largest holder in the company with a control over 8.51% of the outstanding shares. Its stake is worth $2.32 billion for having 22.36 million shares in hand.
Royal Bank of Canada also came holding a key position in the company during the recent quarter and it now holds 3.92% of the outstanding shares. With this there are now 728 institutions which have possession in WCN’s shares.
Investors are for sure keenly observing the recommendations of analysts at Wall Street about the Waste Connections Inc. And review of current evaluations agreed by the analysts discloses a Buy rating for WCN. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 1.90 for the stock. Lower value of between 1 and 2 implies a Buy recommendation whereas the value in the range of above 4 suggests Hold while below 1 recommends the investors to Sell the stock. Currently, the stock has been recommended as Strong Buy by 16 of the Wall Street analysts.
The liquidity is a key characteristic of any stock and is the main point of focus of both short-term as well as long term investors before start trading into a stock. In recently reported quarter, liquidity recorded by Waste Connections Inc. was 1.12 while posting a debt to equity ratio of 0.71. The count was 65.10 for long-term debt to equity ratio.
Company attained a return on equity (ROE) of 3.10% in past 12 months against the same posted by peer companies of the relevant industry. The rising figure indicates that WCN came strengthening itself from within over the past one year. A comparison of company’s ROE with that of the Waste Management industry and with the broader scale at the Industrials sector level shows that industry’s average ROE is 4.26.
To comprehend better with the trade moves and investors’ behavior, exploring the short, medium and long term average volume of a stock is an effective way to make use of. When looking into those indicators for Waste Connections Inc. (WCN), we notice that the stock’s 20-day average volume is at 931,025 shares and 50% of that short term indicators are suggesting the stock as Sell. Medium term indicators at an average of 50% are spotting the stock at Buy with its 50-day average volume of 880,482 shares. And to end with, WCN’s 100-day average volume are 737,644 shares with 50% of the long-term indicators pointing towards Buy for the stock.