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Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 26, 2012
11/21/2012 9:00:00 AM
By: NASDAQ.com News
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.
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