Waste Management Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

WM -  USA Stock  

USD 164.42  2.54  1.57%

The current analyst and expert consensus on Waste Management is Hold with 6 hold recommendations. The current projected Waste Management target price consensus is 148.2 with 10 analyst opinions. One of the most common ways Waste Management analysts use to provide buy-or-sell recommendation to the public are conference calls analysis and financial statements evaluations. Some experts can also talk to Waste Management vendors, executives, and/or customers. Waste Management recommendation module provides expert sentiment on the projected Waste Management target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on target price standard deviation of 16.903. Check out Macroaxis Advice on Waste Management to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

Waste Analyst Recommendations 

 
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Gross Profit is expected to hike to about 4.1 B this year, although the value of Profit Margin will most likely fall to 8.71. Waste Management Inventories is relatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. The company's current value of Inventories is estimated at 136.37 Million. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income is expected to hike to about 194.2 M this year, although the value of Receivables will most likely fall to nearly 2.3 B.

Waste Management Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Waste target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Waste target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions11
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook0
Hold
Most Waste analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand Waste stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of Waste Management, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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Waste Management Target Price Projection

Waste Management's current and average target prices are 164.42 and 148.20, respectively. The current price of Waste Management is the price at which Waste Management is currently trading. On the other hand, Waste Management's target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

Waste Management Market Quote on 22nd of October 2021

Low Price162.08Odds
High Price164.57Odds

164.42

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On Waste Management Target Price

Low Estimate119.0Odds
High Estimate165.0Odds
Number of Analysts10
Standard Deviation16.903

148.2

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on Waste Management and the information provided on this page.

Waste Management Analyst Ratings

Waste Management's analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about Waste Management stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of Waste Management's financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. Waste Management's historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Average Consensus Estimates

About Waste Management Target Price Projections

Waste Management's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as Waste Management and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of Waste depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for Waste Management
 2018 2019 2020 2021 (projected)
Long Term Debt to Equity1.531.881.781.6
Interest Coverage7.466.585.735.25

Additional Waste Management Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Waste Management is a key component of Waste Management valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Waste Management.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Waste Management's price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Waste Management in the context of predictive analytics.
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LowEstimated ValueHigh
160.82161.60162.38
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Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
145.69167.26168.04
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Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
164.18164.96165.75
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Estimates (9)
LowProjected EPSHigh
4.784.925.15
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The data published in Waste Management's official financial statements usually reflect Waste Management's business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of Waste Management. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by Waste accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what Waste Management's liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Industrials space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of Waste Management's financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, Waste Management's management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in Waste Management's accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of Waste Management. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of Waste Management's management to manipulate its earnings.