Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.365 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.82% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of WM was $37.2, representing a -2.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.98 and a 20.7% increase over the 52 week low of $30.82.
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 $1.76. Zacks Investment Research reports WM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.17%, compared to an industry average of 13.9%.
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 6.6% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WM at 9.82%.