Waste Management, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 26, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.355 per share scheduled for December 14,
2012. Shareholders who purchased WM stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that WM has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $31.82, the dividend yield is 4.46%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WM was $31.82,
representing a -12.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.35 and
a 6.89% increase over the 52 week low of $29.77.
WM is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Republic Services, Inc. (
) and Stericycle, Inc. (
). WM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.86. Zacks Investment Research reports WM's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -1.87%, compared to an
industry average of 5.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to WM through an Exchange
Traded Fund (
The following ETF(s) have WM as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Environment Index ETF Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is EVX with an increase of
8.56% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WM at 10.03%.