5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Waste Management
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, trash hauler Waste Management (NYS: WM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Waste Management's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Waste Management facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Houston (1987)|
|Market Cap||$16.3 billion|
|Industry||Environmental and facilities services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$13.7 billion|
|Management||CEO David Steiner (since 2004)|
CFO Steven Preston (since 2011)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||15.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$237.0 million / $9.9 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 2,667 members who have rated Waste Management believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Leading company in industry that needed in any economic climate. I believe their recycling and resource recovery will become increasingly profitable in the long run. Price is reasonable. Sustainable [dividend yield] currently at 4.3%.
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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Waste Management originally appeared on Fool.com.Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Waste Management. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Waste Management and Republic Services, as well as writing covered calls on Waste Management. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.
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