Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 06, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.465 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 21, 2018. Shareholders who purchased WM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WM has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $91.12, the dividend yield is 2.04%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WM was $91.12, representing a -0.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $91.64 and a 20.35% increase over the 52 week low of $75.72.
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 $4.99. Zacks Investment Research reports WM's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 26.65%, compared to an industry average of 26.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WM as a top-10 holding:
- VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF ( EVX )
- Strategy Shs EcoLogical Strategy ETF ( HECO )
- Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials Portfolio ( RGI )
- iShares Trust ( USMV )
- iShares, Inc. ( ACWV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EVX with an increase of 11.94% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WM at 10.48%.
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