Transamerica Financial Advisors buys $3,419,546 stake in Waste Management (WM)

Waste Management (WM) : Transamerica Financial Advisors scooped up 45,949 additional shares in Waste Management during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 21, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 60,641 shares of Waste Management which is valued at $3,419,546.Waste Management makes up approximately 0.29% of Transamerica Financial Advisors’s portfolio.

Waste Management closed down -0.13 points or -0.23% at $56.4 with 50,57,301 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $56.59, the shares hit an intraday low of $56.07 and an intraday high of $56.76 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Strs Ohio sold out all of its stake in WM during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 431,746 shares of WM which is valued $24,346,157.Trillium Asset Management reduced its stake in WM by selling 5,000 shares or 5.69% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 82,917 shares of WM which is valued at $4,675,690. Waste Management makes up approx 0.30% of Trillium Asset Management’s portfolio.High Point Bank Trust Co reduced its stake in WM by selling 1,000 shares or 50.0% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,000 shares of WM which is valued at $56,390. Waste Management makes up approx 0.01% of High Point Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Waste Management reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03 according to the earnings call on Feb 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.68. The company had revenue of $3246.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3289.21 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.60 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Waste Management. Waste Management was Initiated by BofA/Merrill to “Neutral” on Apr 25, 2016. Waste Management was Initiated by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral” on Mar 22, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Feb 23, 2016 to “Overweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 60 from a previous price target of $58 .

Waste Management Inc. is a holding company. The Company through its subsidiaries provides waste management environmental services. The Company’s Solid Waste business is operated and managed locally by its subsidiaries that focus on geographic areas and provides collection transfer recycling and resource recovery and disposal services. The Company develops operates and owns landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The Company’s segments include Tier 1 which comprises areas in the Southern United States; Tier 2 which comprises areas located in the Midwest and Northeast United States and Tier 3 which encompasses the remaining areas including the Northwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and Eastern Canada. The Company owns or operates 252 landfill sites. It manages 298 transfer stations that consolidate compact and transport waste.

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