Australia markets closed
  • ALL ORDS

    7,709.50
    +21.50 (+0.28%)
     
  • ASX 200

    7,493.80
    +25.50 (+0.34%)
     
  • AUD/USD

    0.7107
    -0.0011 (-0.15%)
     
  • OIL

    82.30
    +1.29 (+1.59%)
     
  • GOLD

    1,930.70
    +0.70 (+0.04%)
     
  • BTC-AUD

    32,349.77
    -240.29 (-0.74%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    520.86
    -6.32 (-1.20%)
     
  • AUD/EUR

    0.6532
    +0.0003 (+0.04%)
     
  • AUD/NZD

    1.0965
    +0.0004 (+0.04%)
     
  • NZX 50

    12,036.05
    +12.59 (+0.10%)
     
  • NASDAQ

    12,051.48
    +236.79 (+2.00%)
     
  • FTSE

    7,770.20
    +9.09 (+0.12%)
     
  • Dow Jones

    33,949.41
    +205.57 (+0.61%)
     
  • DAX

    15,156.25
    +23.40 (+0.15%)
     
  • Hang Seng

    22,688.90
    +122.12 (+0.54%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    27,382.56
    +19.81 (+0.07%)
     

Are You a Value Investor? This 1 Stock Could Be the Perfect Pick

Taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for new and old investors alike.

While you may have an investing style you rely on, finding great stocks is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores. These are complementary indicators that rate stocks based on value, growth, and/or momentum characteristics.

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock

Finding good stocks at good prices, and discovering which companies are trading under their true value, are what value investors like to focus on. So, the Value Style Score takes into account ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow to highlight the most attractive and discounted stocks.

Waste Management (WM)

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Waste Management Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. The company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, as well as disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States.

WM sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Value Style Score of B, and has a VGM Score of B. Compared to the Waste Removal Services industry's P/E of 21.9X, shares of Waste Management are trading at a forward P/E of 28.9X. WM also has a PEG Ratio of 2.3, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 16.6X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 3.5X.

Value investors don't just pay attention to a company's valuation ratios; positive earnings play a crucial role, too. Five analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.00 to $5.70 per share. WM has an average earnings surprise of 6.5%.

WM should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive earnings and valuation fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Value and VGM Style Scores.

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) : Free Stock Analysis Report

To read this article on Zacks.com click here.

Zacks Investment Research