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WM -- USA Stock  

USD 110.66  4.31  3.75%

Waste Management is generating 0.1904% of daily returns and assumes 1.7648% volatility on return distribution over the 90 days horizon. While some risk-loving traders are indifferent towards current market volatility, it is reasonable to summarize the risk of investing in Waste Management. What exactly are Waste Management shareholders getting in August?
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What is August outlook for Waste Management (NYSE:WM) given current volatility levels?
Waste Management reports 13.45 B of total liabilities with total debt to equity ratio (D/E) of 1.99, which is normal for its line of buisiness. This firm has a current ratio of 1.8, which is generally considered normal.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of Waste Management or any other equity instrument increases or decreases for a given set of returns. It is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time and shows the range to which the price of Waste Management may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to Waste's beta indicator, it measures the risk of Waste Management and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of Waste Management fluctuate rapidly in a short time span, it is termed to have high volatility, and if it swings slowly in a more extended period, it is understood to have low volatility. Please read more on our technical analysis page.

How important is Waste Management's Liquidity

Waste Management financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Waste Management ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Waste Management financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Waste Management's total debt and its cash.

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions. It is good to see analyst projects for Waste Management, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Waste Management Volatility Drivers

Waste Management unsystematic risk is unique to Waste Management and usually not directly affected by the market or economic environment. An example of unsystematic risk is the possibility of poor earnings or a layoff due to coronavirus. One may mitigate nonsystematic risk by buying different securities in the same industry or by buying in different sectors. For example, if you have a position in Waste Management you can also buy General Dynamics. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the waste management sector as well as in companies having nothing to do with it. This type of risk is also called diversifiable risk and can be understood from analyzing Waste Management important indicators over time. Here we run a correlation analysis between relevant fundamental ratios over at least ten year period to find a relationship in the way they react to changes in Waste Management income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about Waste volatility.
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