Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 07, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.512 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 22, 2019. Shareholders who purchased WM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.11% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of WM was $99.71, representing a -2.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $101.78 and a 24.7% increase over the 52 week low of $79.96.
WM is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Republic Services, Inc. ( RSG ) and Waste Connections, Inc. ( WCN ). WM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.46. Zacks Investment Research reports WM's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 4.23%, compared to an industry average of 8.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WM as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II ( SPMV )
- VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF ( EVX )
- iShares Trust ( USMV )
- iShares, Inc. ( ACWV )
- Invesco S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility ETF ( XRLV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EVX with an increase of 1.48% over the last 100 days. SPMV has the highest percent weighting of WM at 2.29%.