Analyst Ratings for Waste Management Inc. (WM)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, WM received an average rating of Overweight.

7 analysts declared WM a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WM. The maximum price target given was 85, implying a possible profit of 13.96 percent. The minimum price target given was 61, implying a possible loss of -18.22 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.62 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0.62 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.16 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of WM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 14.54 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. WM has a PEG ratio of 1.87.

In the last 52-weeks, WM has achieved a high of 76.00 and a low of 61.08. Today's price is 22.12 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.86 percent below the high. WM has a price/earnings ratio of 27.26. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WM value stock report compares WM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WM is $33.42 billion. WM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.