Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 03, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.41 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 18, 2016. Shareholders who purchased WM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.49% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of WM was $57.05, representing a -0.23% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.18 and a 24.4% increase over the 52 week low of $45.86.
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 $2.34. Zacks Investment Research reports WM's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 6.23%, compared to an industry average of 12.1%.
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 decrease of -0.55% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WM at 10.37%.