Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 26, 2012

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Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) 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. ( RSG ) and Stericycle, Inc. ( SRCL ). 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 dates, visit the WM Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to WM through an Exchange Traded Fund ( ETF )?
The following ETF(s) have WM as a top-10 holding:

  • Market Vectors Environment Index ETF Fund ( EVX ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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