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Waste Management (WM) recovers from its early dip this morning, on the back of a Barron's...

Waste Management (WM) recovers from its early dip this morning, on the back of a Barron's article over the weekend that questioned how long the company will be able to keep paying its generous dividends. The yield has steadily kept pace with the stock price, currently standing at 4%, but its revenue, profits, margins and cash flow "have been stagnant for years" and the company is trying to cut costs and rightsize its operations. Going forward, it looks like it's going to be tough to maintain the same growth track.
Comments (5)
  • This company has so much going for it. The recent organization alignment is important and will result in reduced costs. The article has its points, but clearly blows right thru the recession and its impact, and the company's response to changes in trends (reduced trash volumes, increased recycling).

     

    Long WM
    20 Aug 2012, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • Plenty of time for corrective action if any is needed. Dividend cut is a long way off.
    20 Aug 2012, 05:45 PM Reply Like
  • I SUGGEST THAT ANYONE COMMENTING ON A PARTICULAR STOCK DISCLOSE WHETHER HE/SHE IS LONG, SHORT OR HAS NO HOLDINGS IN THE ISSUE.
    THAT WOULD MAKE RHE COMMENT MORE SIGNIFICANT AND MEANINGFUL.
    20 Aug 2012, 05:55 PM Reply Like
  • Carmel -you didn't comment on if you are long short or on the side with WM. I'm long
    21 Aug 2012, 08:48 AM Reply Like
  • I'M LONG
    22 Aug 2012, 11:29 AM Reply Like
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