News stories about Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Waste Connections earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.364036484978 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Credit Suisse Group set a $82.00 price target on shares of Waste Connections and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Waste Connections from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. KeyCorp increased their price target on shares of Waste Connections from $72.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. TD Securities increased their price objective on shares of Waste Connections from $73.00 to $74.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer increased their price objective on shares of Waste Connections from $74.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Waste Connections has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $78.56.

Shares of Waste Connections (WCN) traded down $0.38 during trading on Monday, reaching $72.84. 82,665 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 764,817. Waste Connections has a one year low of $52.95 and a one year high of $74.20. The company has a quick ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $19,303.79, a P/E ratio of 34.92, a P/E/G ratio of 3.90 and a beta of 0.17.

In other Waste Connections news, COO Darrell W. Chambliss sold 5,625 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.99, for a total transaction of $399,318.75. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 101,292 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,190,719.08. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Waste Connections

Waste Connections, Inc is a solid waste services company in North America. The Company provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in markets in the United States and Canada. The Company operates through six segments: Southern segment, Western segment, Eastern segment, Canada segment, Central segment and E&P segment.

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