Waste Connections - WCN Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $159.13
  • Forecasted Upside: 19.61%
  • Number of Analysts: 16
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 3 Hold Ratings
  • 12 Buy Ratings
  • 1 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for WCN

Analyst Price Target is $159.13
▲ +19.61% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 16 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Waste Connections in the last 3 months. The average price target is $159.13, with a high forecast of $171.00 and a low forecast of $145.00. The average price target represents a 19.61% upside from the last price of $133.04.

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Current Consensus is Moderate Buy

The current consensus among 16 contributing investment analysts is to moderate buy stock in Waste Connections. This Moderate Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/27/2023Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageOverweight$160.00Low
11/21/2023Wolfe ResearchReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Peer PerformLow
10/30/2023Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$164.00Low
10/17/2023Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperform$152.00Low
10/16/2023OppenheimerLower TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$153.00 ➝ $151.00Low
10/10/2023ScotiabankLower Target$155.00 ➝ $145.00Low
10/2/2023Canaccord Genuity GroupBoost TargetOutperform$159.00 ➝ $164.00Low
10/2/2023Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$159.00 ➝ $164.00Low
10/2/2023Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$168.00Low
8/4/2023Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$164.00 ➝ $171.00Low
8/4/2023BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$160.00 ➝ $162.00Low
8/4/2023CIBCBoost TargetOutperform$155.00 ➝ $156.00Low
8/4/2023CitigroupBoost TargetNeutral$155.00 ➝ $156.00Low
8/4/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight$152.00 ➝ $159.00Low
8/4/2023ScotiabankBoost TargetSector Perform$153.00 ➝ $155.00Low
8/4/2023Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$153.00 ➝ $159.00Low
8/4/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetStrong-Buy ➝ Strong-Buy$165.00 ➝ $163.00Low
7/21/2023Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$161.00 ➝ $165.00Low
7/19/2023CitigroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$155.00Low
5/1/2023Raymond JamesLower Target$165.00 ➝ $161.00Low
4/17/2023Truist FinancialInitiated CoverageBuy$160.00Low
3/30/2023TD CowenInitiated CoverageOutperform$160.00Low
2/22/2023Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$152.00 ➝ $154.00Low
2/17/2023Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$158.00 ➝ $164.00Low
2/17/2023BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetOutperform$158.00 ➝ $153.00Low
2/16/2023Atb Cap MarketsUpgradeSector Perform ➝ OutperformN/A
1/31/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetStrong-Buy$157.00 ➝ $152.00Low
1/30/2023Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Target$154.00 ➝ $155.00Low
1/4/2023Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$163.00 ➝ $158.00Low
11/7/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$149.00 ➝ $157.00Low
11/4/2022Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$150.00 ➝ $153.00Low
10/25/2022Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$165.00Low
10/25/2022Raymond JamesLower TargetStrong-Buy$155.00 ➝ $149.00Low
9/27/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$158.00 ➝ $163.00Low
8/9/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Target$145.00 ➝ $154.00Low
8/5/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$146.00 ➝ $155.00Low
8/4/2022Atb Cap MarketsUpgradeSector Perform ➝ OutperformLow
8/4/2022Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$147.00 ➝ $152.00Low
8/4/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$146.00 ➝ $158.00N/A
8/4/2022BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$143.00 ➝ $151.00Low
7/20/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$138.00 ➝ $146.00Low
7/19/2022OppenheimerSet Target$135.00Low
6/22/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$150.00 ➝ $138.00Low
4/22/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$145.00 ➝ $160.00Medium
4/7/2022ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform ➝ Sector Perform$135.00High
3/1/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageOverweight ➝ OverweightMedium
2/18/2022Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$147.00 ➝ $148.00Low
2/18/2022Raymond JamesLower TargetStrong-Buy$152.00 ➝ $145.00Medium
2/18/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetOutperform$149.00 ➝ $142.00Medium
10/31/2021BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyLow
10/29/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$144.00 ➝ $152.00High
10/29/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$139.00 ➝ $147.00High
10/29/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetBuy$135.00 ➝ $145.00High
10/21/2021KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$136.00 ➝ $146.00Medium
8/6/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$143.00 ➝ $144.00Low
8/6/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$130.00 ➝ $134.00Medium
7/26/2021Raymond JamesReiterated RatingStrong-Buy$136.00 ➝ $124.54Low
7/21/2021KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$115.00 ➝ $136.00Low
7/16/2021OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$126.00 ➝ $128.00High
7/13/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$131.00 ➝ $135.00Low
7/7/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$130.00 ➝ $134.00Medium
5/3/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetBuy$115.00 ➝ $130.00Medium
4/30/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$113.00 ➝ $129.00Low
4/30/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$120.00 ➝ $131.00Medium
4/30/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$132.00 ➝ $136.00Medium
4/12/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$120.00 ➝ $132.00Low
4/7/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$124.00Medium
3/29/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$118.00 ➝ $120.00Low
2/19/2021Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetOutperform$116.00 ➝ $113.00Low
1/8/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$118.00 ➝ $120.00Low
1/6/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$119.00 ➝ $120.00N/A
12/9/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$115.00 ➝ $118.00Medium
10/30/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$122.00 ➝ $124.00Low
10/30/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$120.00 ➝ $119.00Low
10/30/2020Raymond JamesLower TargetStrong-Buy$116.00 ➝ $115.00Low
10/13/2020Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageOverweight$120.00Low
9/23/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$103.00 ➝ $108.00Medium
9/17/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuyLow
8/10/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$109.00 ➝ $112.00Low
8/10/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$114.00 ➝ $116.00Low
8/10/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost TargetBuy$106.00 ➝ $118.00Medium
8/10/2020Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy$110.00 ➝ $115.00Medium
8/7/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetBuy$108.00 ➝ $116.00Medium
7/29/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$106.00 ➝ $114.00Low
7/20/2020KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$105.00 ➝ $115.00Low
7/13/2020OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$98.00 ➝ $100.00Medium
7/10/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Target$104.00 ➝ $106.00Low
7/9/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$98.00High
5/11/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetBuy$96.00 ➝ $105.00Low
5/8/2020Raymond JamesReiterated RatingStrong-Buy$94.00 ➝ $106.00Low
5/8/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$98.00 ➝ $106.00Low
5/7/2020AltaCorp CapitalReiterated RatingSector PerformLow
5/6/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$96.00High
5/4/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetBuy$116.00 ➝ $96.00High
4/27/2020OppenheimerLower TargetOutperform$107.00 ➝ $96.00Medium
4/20/2020KeyCorpLower TargetOverweight$115.00 ➝ $105.00Medium
4/8/2020UBS GroupLower TargetBuy$156.00 ➝ $146.00Low
3/31/2020BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetOutperform$110.00 ➝ $100.00Low
3/13/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$94.00High
3/5/2020KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$115.00Medium
2/28/2020OppenheimerUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformHigh
2/14/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$100.00 ➝ $111.00Low
2/14/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetBuy$106.00 ➝ $116.00Medium
2/14/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$109.00 ➝ $117.00Medium
2/14/2020KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$106.00 ➝ $115.00Medium
2/13/2020Bank of AmericaBoost TargetBuy$98.00 ➝ $112.00Low
1/23/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$96.00 ➝ $98.00Low
1/17/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageBuy$106.00Low
1/13/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$104.00 ➝ $105.00Low
12/15/2019Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$100.00Low
11/27/2019Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$106.00N/A
11/21/2019Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$106.00 ➝ $106.00Low
10/22/2019Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$106.00 ➝ $108.00Medium
10/18/2019CIBCSet TargetBuy$99.00N/A
9/23/2019Stifel NicolausSet TargetBuy$105.00High
9/3/2019MacquarieInitiated CoverageBuy$100.00Low
8/7/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageOverweight ➝ Overweight$98.00Medium
7/31/2019BMO Capital MarketsSet TargetBuy$105.00Low
7/31/2019Royal Bank of CanadaSet TargetBuy$100.00Low
7/31/2019Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$105.00 ➝ $106.00High
7/18/2019CIBCReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
7/18/2019OppenheimerReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
7/15/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$106.00Low
4/26/2019Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$90.00 ➝ $104.00Low
4/26/2019TD SecuritiesBoost TargetHold$88.00 ➝ $94.00Low
4/26/2019Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy ➝ Strong-Buy$102.00 ➝ $105.00Low
4/26/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$92.00 ➝ $101.00Low
4/25/2019AltaCorp CapitalDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector PerformLow
4/25/2019Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$88.00 ➝ $98.00Medium
4/25/2019Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$88.00 ➝ $105.00Low
4/23/2019ScotiabankInitiated CoverageSector Outperform ➝ Outperform$89.25Low
4/11/2019Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$88.00Low
4/4/2019UBS GroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$96.00 ➝ $100.00Low
2/15/2019TD SecuritiesBoost TargetHold$87.00 ➝ $88.00Low
2/15/2019Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$85.00 ➝ $90.00Medium
2/14/2019Bank of AmericaBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$80.00 ➝ $88.00Medium
2/4/2019KeyCorpInitiated CoverageOverweight ➝ Overweight$94.00Low
12/4/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeBuy$94.00Low
11/28/2018TD SecuritiesSet TargetHold$87.00Low
(Data available from 11/28/2018 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.04 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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Waste Connections, Inc. provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, disposal, and resource recovery services in the United States and Canada. It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and exploration and production (E&P) customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, mixed paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals. The company also owns and operates transfer stations that receive compact and/or load waste to be transported to landfills or treatment facilities through truck, rail, or barge; and intermodal services for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest through a network of intermodal facilities. In addition, it provides E&P waste treatment, recovery, and disposal services for waste resulting from oil and natural gas exploration and production activity, such as drilling fluids, drill cuttings, completion fluids, and flowback water; production wastes and produced water during a well's operating life; contaminated soils that require treatment during site reclamation; and substances, which require clean-up after a spill, reserve pit clean-up, or pipeline rupture. Further, the company offers leasing services to its customers. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Woodbridge, Canada.
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Today's Range

Now: $133.04
Low: $132.67
High: $134.00

50 Day Range

MA: $134.63
Low: $127.88
High: $141.73

52 Week Range

Now: $133.04
Low: $125.83
High: $146.12


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Average Volume

931,448 shs

Market Capitalization

$34.28 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Waste Connections?

The following Wall Street research analysts have issued stock ratings on Waste Connections in the last twelve months: Atb Cap Markets, BMO Capital Markets, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., CIBC, Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Raymond James, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, Stifel Nicolaus, StockNews.com, TD Cowen, Truist Financial Co., Wells Fargo & Company, and Wolfe Research.
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What is the current price target for Waste Connections?

16 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Waste Connections in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $159.13, suggesting a possible upside of 19.6%. Morgan Stanley has the highest price target set, predicting WCN will reach $171.00 in the next twelve months. Scotiabank has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $145.00 for Waste Connections in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Waste Connections?

Waste Connections currently has 3 hold ratings, 12 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Moderate Buy."
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How do I contact Waste Connections' investor relations team?

Waste Connections' physical mailing address is 610 APPLEWOOD CRESCENT SUITE 200, VAUGHAN A6, L4K 0C3. The business services provider's listed phone number is (905) 532-7510 and its investor relations email address is [email protected]. The official website for Waste Connections is www.wasteconnections.com. Learn More about contacing Waste Connections investor relations.