Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 04, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.375 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.74% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $44.81, the dividend yield is 3.35%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WM was $44.81, representing a -3.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.38 and a 15.46% increase over the 52 week low of $38.81.
WM is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Republic Services, Inc. ( RSG ) and Veolia Environnement ( VE ). WM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.34. Zacks Investment Research reports WM's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 9.21%, compared to an industry average of 12.6%.
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 4.01% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WM at 10.85%.
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