Waste Connections Inc (TSE:WCN) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Waste Connections in a research note issued to investors on Monday, February 18th. KeyCorp analyst S. Eastman now anticipates that the company will earn $0.81 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.84. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Waste Connections’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.91 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.99 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.91 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.63 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.82 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.98 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.07 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.97 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.84 EPS.
Separately, BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on shares of Waste Connections from C$86.00 to C$88.00 in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 15th. Investors of record on Friday, March 1st will be issued a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.76%. This is a positive change from Waste Connections’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th. Waste Connections’s dividend payout ratio is currently 28.02%.
About Waste Connections
Waste Connections, Inc provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through six segments: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Exploration and Production (E&P). It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and E&P customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, mixed paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals.
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