Waste Connections, Inc. ( WCN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 07, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.14 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 22, 2017. Shareholders who purchased WCN prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.67% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $69.62, the dividend yield is .8%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WCN was $69.62, representing a -6.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.20 and a 42.72% increase over the 52 week low of $48.78.
WCN is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) and Republic Services, Inc. ( RSG ). WCN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.32. Zacks Investment Research reports WCN's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 24.24%, compared to an industry average of 10.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WCN through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WCN as a top-10 holding:
- VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF ( EVX ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EVX with an increase of 9.58% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WCN at 0.09%.