4. As of noon trading, Waste Management ( WM) is down $0.29 (-0.7%) to $43.70 on light volume. Thus far, 592,330 shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.61-$44.17 after having opened the day at $44.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.99.

Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offers collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. Waste Management has a market cap of $20.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Waste Management Ratings Report now.

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