Today's Technical View on Waste Management and Republic Services: Waste Collection Companies Offer Solid Returns

   Today's Technical View on Waste Management and Republic Services: Waste
                   Collection Companies Offer Solid Returns

PR Newswire

LONDON, February 25, 2013

LONDON, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Trash collection may not seem like a glamorous business, but the companies in
this area are attractive investment option for value investors. Waste
Management Inc. (NYSE: WM) announced good quarterly growth and increased its
quarterly dividend, providing healthy returns to its investors. Similarly,
Republic Service Inc. (NYSE: RSG) also reported robust quarterly results.
Waste management companies are also making noticeable acquisitions to
streamline their business. Waste Management Inc. acquired Greenstar and
Oakleaf in the recent past. The sector seems poised for growth. StockCall
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Republic Service Inc. Struggles with Unions

Republic Service Inc. reported its fourth quarter revenue at $2.03 billion,
surpassing consensus estimate of $2 billion. However, its EPS at 37 cents per
share lagged behind analysts' estimates. The company was expected to post 43
cents per share in income. Republic Service Inc. had high maintenance and
labor costs which brought down its net income. On the other hand, better
pricing helped it to generate higher revenue. The company expects its revenue
to grow 2 to 2.5 percent in Fiscal 2013. It also expects its margins to
improve during the year. Sign up for the free technical analysis on Waste
Management Inc. at 

The company also faced its fair share of problems as it dealt with labor
unions. The company has been engaged in negotiations with Teamsters Union and
the Union resorted to work stoppage earlier this year. But apart from this,
the company is at the center of certain speculations as well. It is rumored
that Republic Service Inc. may spin off its land and property assets as a
separate Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

Republic Service's stock grew 7 percent so far this year, and it has
attractive dividend yield ratio at 3 percent. The company's stock trades at
Price/Earnings ratio of 20.22, which is in-line with the P/E ratios sported by
its peers. The stock is an attractive option for income investors.

Waste Management Inc. Acquires Companies

Waste Management Inc. is one of the leading companies in this space. The
company recently reported its fourth quarter earnings and announced higher
revenue. Surpassing analysts' expectations of $3.39 billion revenue, the
company announced $3.43 billion. Its EPS stood at 57 cents per share. The
market had pegged the EPS expectations at 60 cents per share. With 3.88
percent dividend yield, the stock is a favorite with income investors and its
management did not disappoint as it increased its dividend for the 10^th
consecutive year. Management also said that it expects dividend to grow in the
future as well. Download the free report on Republic Services Inc. by
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Waste Management Inc. is also looking to restructure its business and reduce
the costs. At the very same time, the company also focuses on its growth
through acquisitions and mergers. Waste Management Inc. made a number of
acquisitions including Greenstar acquisition and Oakleaf purchase. Greenstar
acquisition will help the company in consolidating its position in recycling
business. Recycling sector is set to progress well along with growing
environmental consciousness. However, waste to energy sector may suffer due to
low energy prices. Overall scenario for the company looks good as it expects
to earn $13.94 billion in revenue for its fiscal year.

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