Waste Connections Inc (TSE:WCN) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 25th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.175 per share on Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 7th. This is a boost from Waste Connections’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12.
In related news, Director Robert H. Davis sold 700 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$71.72, for a total transaction of C$50,204.00.
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Several analysts recently issued reports on WCN shares. TD Securities increased their target price on Waste Connections to C$91.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their target price on Waste Connections to C$102.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. increased their target price on Waste Connections from C$72.00 to C$76.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Barclays PLC cut their target price on Waste Connections from C$96.00 to C$90.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$88.92.
About Waste Connections
Waste Connections, Inc, a solid waste services company, provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through six segments: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Exploration and Production (E&P). It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and E&P customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, office paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals.
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