Waste Management - WM Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $204.85
  • Forecasted Upside: -0.44%
  • Number of Analysts: 14
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 7 Hold Ratings
  • 7 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for WM

Analyst Price Target is $204.85
▼ -0.44% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 14 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Waste Management in the last 3 months. The average price target is $204.85, with a high forecast of $256.00 and a low forecast of $165.00. The average price target represents a -0.44% upside from the last price of $205.75.

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Current Consensus is Moderate Buy

The current consensus among 14 investment analysts is to moderate buy stock in Waste Management. This Moderate Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/8/2024Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageSector Perform ➝ Sector Perform$189.00 ➝ $211.00Low
3/18/2024Jefferies Financial GroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$230.00 ➝ $256.00Low
2/15/2024HSBCDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$210.00Low
2/15/2024CitigroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$215.00 ➝ $226.00Low
2/15/2024JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$165.00 ➝ $197.00Low
2/14/2024BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$184.00 ➝ $196.00Low
2/14/2024Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector Perform ➝ Sector Perform$163.00 ➝ $189.00Low
2/14/2024OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$188.00 ➝ $212.00Low
2/14/2024Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$190.00 ➝ $215.00Low
2/14/2024Truist FinancialBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$215.00 ➝ $220.00Low
2/14/2024UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$190.00 ➝ $205.00Low
1/18/2024CitigroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$203.00 ➝ $215.00Low
1/12/2024OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$184.00 ➝ $188.00Low
12/22/2023Erste Group BankUpgradeHold ➝ BuyLow
12/19/2023Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$183.00 ➝ $190.00Low
11/27/2023Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$175.00Low
10/26/2023Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$177.00 ➝ $183.00Low
10/26/2023Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector Perform ➝ Sector Perform$160.00 ➝ $163.00Low
10/26/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$179.00 ➝ $175.00Low
10/26/2023BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$160.00 ➝ $163.00Low
10/23/2023UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$170.00 ➝ $190.00Low
10/17/2023Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoveragePeer PerformLow
10/16/2023OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$181.00 ➝ $182.00Low
10/10/2023ScotiabankLower Target$177.50 ➝ $165.00Low
9/15/2023HSBCInitiated CoverageBuy$192.00Low
7/27/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$185.00 ➝ $179.00Low
7/27/2023BMO Capital MarketsLower Target$167.00 ➝ $166.00Low
7/27/2023CitigroupLower Target$204.00 ➝ $202.00Low
7/21/2023Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$175.00 ➝ $185.00Low
7/19/2023CitigroupBoost Target$186.00 ➝ $204.00Low
4/30/2023CitigroupBoost Target$180.00 ➝ $186.00Low
4/28/2023Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$171.00 ➝ $177.00Low
4/27/202351jobReiterated RatingMaintainsLow
4/17/2023Truist FinancialInitiated CoverageBuy$190.00Low
4/6/2023Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$179.00 ➝ $181.00Low
4/6/2023BMO Capital MarketsBoost Target$158.00 ➝ $167.00Low
3/30/2023TD CowenInitiated CoverageOutperform$200.00Low
2/6/2023Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetHold$157.00 ➝ $151.00Low
2/6/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$167.00 ➝ $166.00Low
2/2/2023Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$177.00 ➝ $179.00Low
2/2/2023BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetMarket Perform$167.00 ➝ $158.00Low
2/2/2023CitigroupLower TargetBuy$183.00 ➝ $180.00Low
1/31/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$170.00 ➝ $167.00Low
1/10/2023UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$190.00 ➝ $165.00Low
1/6/2023CitigroupInitiated CoverageBuy$183.00Low
12/19/2022Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$185.00 ➝ $171.00Low
10/27/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$180.00 ➝ $177.00Low
10/25/2022Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$173.00 ➝ $170.00Low
10/25/2022Jefferies Financial GroupUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$170.00 ➝ $191.00Low
10/20/2022OppenheimerLower Target$169.00Low
9/27/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$175.00 ➝ $180.00Low
7/20/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$160.00 ➝ $165.00Low
7/19/2022OppenheimerSet Target$160.00Low
6/22/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$165.00 ➝ $160.00Low
5/13/2022Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$155.00 ➝ $165.00Low
4/28/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Target$157.00 ➝ $167.00Medium
4/22/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$167.00 ➝ $170.00High
4/12/2022BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$174.00Low
3/1/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$153.00Medium
10/27/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$157.00 ➝ $167.00High
7/29/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$138.00 ➝ $152.00Low
7/28/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$153.00 ➝ $159.00Medium
7/26/2021Raymond JamesReiterated RatingOutperform$147.00 ➝ $146.70Low
7/16/2021OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$146.00 ➝ $152.00Low
7/13/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$133.00 ➝ $150.00Low
4/28/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$121.00 ➝ $133.00Low
4/28/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$144.00 ➝ $147.00Low
4/28/2021OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$146.00 ➝ $148.00Low
4/28/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$140.00 ➝ $145.00Low
4/28/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector Perform$122.00 ➝ $137.00Low
4/28/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$119.00 ➝ $138.00Low
4/12/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$125.00 ➝ $144.00Low
4/7/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$145.00Low
2/25/2021Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$131.00 ➝ $125.00Low
2/25/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$122.00 ➝ $121.00Low
2/16/2021Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$128.00 ➝ $122.00Low
1/7/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetReduce ➝ Outperform$120.00 ➝ $131.00N/A
1/6/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$121.00 ➝ $122.00N/A
11/15/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold ➝ NeutralLow
11/4/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$111.00 ➝ $119.00Medium
11/3/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$119.00 ➝ $121.00High
11/3/2020OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$123.00 ➝ $128.00High
11/3/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$114.00 ➝ $120.00High
11/3/2020CIBCBoost TargetNeutral$117.00 ➝ $120.00High
10/27/2020Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$116.00High
10/13/2020Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$119.00Medium
9/23/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$99.00Medium
8/24/2020ArgusBoost TargetBuy$110.00 ➝ $122.00Low
7/31/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$111.00 ➝ $120.00Low
7/30/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$117.00Low
7/29/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$110.00 ➝ $114.00Medium
7/14/2020CIBCDowngradeSector Outperform ➝ NeutralLow
7/9/2020Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$115.00Low
6/24/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$117.00Medium
6/24/2020Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$115.00Medium
6/2/2020Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$115.00Medium
5/28/2020Robert W. BairdInitiated CoverageOutperform$115.00Low
5/15/2020ArgusLower TargetBuy$135.00 ➝ $110.00Low
5/11/2020Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy$110.00 ➝ $115.00Low
5/4/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetHold$132.00 ➝ $104.00Medium
4/27/2020OppenheimerLower TargetOutperform$145.00 ➝ $117.00Medium
4/19/2020Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector PerformMedium
4/9/2020Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector Perform$138.00 ➝ $99.00High
4/8/2020UBS GroupLower TargetBuy$131.00 ➝ $118.00High
3/31/2020BMO Capital MarketsLower Target$132.00 ➝ $111.00Low
3/13/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$115.00High
3/11/2020UBS GroupLower TargetBuy$132.00 ➝ $131.00Medium
3/4/2020UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$116.00 ➝ $132.00High
2/28/2020BenchmarkUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformHigh
2/28/2020OppenheimerUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$145.00High
2/18/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetNeutral$115.00 ➝ $124.00Low
2/14/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$138.00Low
2/14/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$123.00 ➝ $132.00Low
2/3/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$129.00 ➝ $132.00Low
1/17/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$123.00Low
12/17/2019CIBCInitiated CoverageOutperform$130.00Low
11/27/2019Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageHold$120.00N/A
11/21/2019Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageHold$120.00 ➝ $120.00Low
10/21/2019Stifel NicolausSet TargetBuy$125.00Low
10/18/2019Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
9/4/2019MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$130.00Low
8/7/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$120.00Low
7/26/2019Raymond JamesSet TargetBuy$127.00Low
7/26/2019Royal Bank of CanadaSet TargetBuy$126.00Low
7/22/2019ScotiabankInitiated CoverageOutperformLow
7/18/2019CIBCReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
7/18/2019OppenheimerReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
7/8/2019Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy$120.00 ➝ $125.00Low
6/3/2019Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy$115.00 ➝ $120.00Low
6/3/2019KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$112.00 ➝ $120.00Medium
6/3/2019Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$113.00 ➝ $125.00Medium
5/1/2019Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageSector Perform ➝ Sector Perform$113.00Low
4/26/2019OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$108.00 ➝ $115.00Low
4/26/2019ArgusBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$110.00 ➝ $115.00Low
(Data available from 4/16/2019 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.63 (Buy)

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 Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of environmental solutions to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in the United States and Canada. It offers collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, material recovery facility (MRF), or disposal site; and owns and operates transfer stations, as well as owns, develops, and operates landfill facilities that produce landfill gas used as renewable natural gas for generating electricity. As of December 31, 2022, the company owned or operated 254 solid waste landfills, five secure hazardous waste landfills, 97 MRFs, and 337 transfer stations. It also provides materials processing and commodities recycling services at its MRFs, where cardboard, paper, glass, metals, plastics, construction and demolition materials, and other recycling commodities are recovered for resale or redirected for other purposes; recycling brokerage services, such as managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties; and other strategic business solutions. In addition, the company offers construction and remediation services; services related with the disposal of fly ash, and residue generated from the combustion of coal and other fuel stocks; in-plant services comprising full-service waste management solutions and consulting services; and specialized disposal services for oil and gas exploration and production operations. The company was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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Today's Range

Now: $205.75
Low: $205.75
High: $207.67

50 Day Range

MA: $205.99
Low: $188.27
High: $213.97

52 Week Range

Now: $205.75
Low: $149.71
High: $214.54


228,415 shs

Average Volume

1,669,975 shs

Market Capitalization

$82.57 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The following Wall Street analysts have issued stock ratings on Waste Management in the last twelve months: 51job, Inc., BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup Inc., Erste Group Bank AG, HSBC Holdings plc, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Raymond James, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, Stifel Nicolaus, StockNews.com, Truist Financial Co., UBS Group AG, Wells Fargo & Company, and Wolfe Research.
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What is the current price target for Waste Management?

13 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Waste Management in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $204.85, suggesting a possible downside of 0.3%. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. has the highest price target set, predicting WM will reach $256.00 in the next twelve months. Scotiabank has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $165.00 for Waste Management in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Waste Management?

Waste Management currently has 7 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Moderate Buy."
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How do I contact Waste Management's investor relations team?

Waste Management's physical mailing address is 1001 FANNIN STREET, HOUSTON TX, 77002. The business services provider's listed phone number is (713) 512-6200 and its investor relations email address is [email protected]. The official website for Waste Management is www.wm.com. Learn More about contacing Waste Management investor relations.