Quick Briefing on Waste Connections

Shares of Utilities sector company Waste Connections moved 0.6% today, and are now trading at a price of $144.62. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 228,414 compared to its average volume of 863,472. The S&P 500 index returned a 0.0% performance.

Waste Connections, Inc. provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, disposal, and resource recovery services in the United States and Canada. The company is based in Woodbridge and has 22,109 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $37,453,537,280. Waste Connections currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 0.7% per year.

18 analysts are following Waste Connections and have set target prices ranging from $120.0 to $170.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, WCN is trading -6.26% away from its average analyst target price of $154.28 per share.

Over the last year, WCN's share price has increased by 4.9%, which represents a difference of 8.0% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $148.2 per share whereas its 52 week low is $113.5. With an average free cash flow of $920,536,750.0 that have been growing at an average rate of 6.1% over the last four years, Waste Connections is in a position to continue its strong stock performance trend.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2022-12-31 2,022,492 -912,677 1,109,815 16.34
2021-12-31 1,698,229 -744,315 953,914 28.22
2020-12-31 1,408,521 -664,561 743,960 -14.92
2019-12-31 1,540,547 -666,089 874,458 n/a
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