Analysts at Zacks have given a short term rating of buy on Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) with a rank of 2. The shares have received an average rating of 2.4 from 10 brokerage firms. 3 analysts have rated the company as a strong buy. The shares have been rated as hold from 7 Wall Street Analysts.

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM): The stock price is expected to reach $ 55.33 in the short term. The number of analysts agreeing with this consensus is 3. The higher estimate for the short term price target is at $58 while the lower estimate is at $53. The standard deviation of the price stands at $2.52.

Many analysts have commented on the company rating. Equity Analysts at the Brokerage Firm, Argus Research , upgrades their rating on the shares of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Argus Research has a Buy rating on the shares. Previously, the analysts had a Hold rating on the shares. The rating by the firm was issued on July 28, 2015.

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) : On Tuesday heightened volatility was witnessed in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) which led to swings in the share price. The shares opened for trading at $50.58 and hit $50.9 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $50.7, with a gain of 1.54% or 0.77 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,922,625 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $55.93 and the company has a market cap of $22,929 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $45.5 .

Currently the company Insiders own 0.1% of Waste Management, Inc. Company shares. In the past six months, there is a change of -16.77% in the total insider ownership. Institutional Investors own 80.8% of Company shares. During last 3 month period, -2.56% of total institutional ownership has changed in the company shares. On a different note, The Company has disclosed insider buying and selling activities to the Securities Exchange,The officer (Sr. VP, Human Resources) of Waste Management Inc, Schwartz Mark E. sold 4,983 shares at $52.05 on August 17, 2015. The Insider selling transaction had a total value worth of $259,365. The Insider information was disclosed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.

Waste Management, Inc. is up 3.03% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -1.26%.

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) is a provider of waste management services in North America. WMs subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. WM is a developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Its customers include residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout North America. Its segments include Eastern, Midwest, Southern, Western and Wheelabrator Groups. The Oakleaf operations are included in other. The services the Company provides include collection, landfill, transfer, waste-to-energy facilities and independent power production plants, recycling and other services. In January 2013, its subsidiary, WM Recycle America, L.L.C., acquired Greenstar, LLC. Effective August 1, 2013, Waste Management Inc acquired Summit Energy Services, and concurrently, WM acquired Liquid Logistics. Effective August 1, 2013, Waste Management Inc acquired Oak Grove Disposal Co.