NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Waste Connections (NYSE: WCN) is Monday, August 1, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $31.92 as of 9:33 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Waste Connections has been 545,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Waste Connections has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 17.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Waste Connections, Inc., an integrated solid waste services company, provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Connections as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Waste Connections Ratings Report.

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