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Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) is projected to declare fiscal fourth quarter financial results right before the stock market’s official open on February 16, 2017. The stock added about 11.9 percent in price since last results when it was at $62.37 a share. Based on the most relevant past-periods data, there is an 55.56 percent probability for this firm’s share price to go up following next quarterly results. Earnings reaction history tells us that the equity price moved up 15 times out of last 27 reported quarters. It has beaten earnings-per-share estimates 83% of the time in its last 12 earnings reports. It fell short of earnings estimates on 1 occasions, and it has met expectations 1 time.

Here’s how traders responded to WM earnings announcements over the past few quarters.

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Earnings Surprises & Reaction

Given its history, the average earnings announcement surprise was 4.77 percent over the past four quarters. Back on October 26, 2016, it posted earnings per-share earnings at $0.84 which beat the consensus $0.8 projection (positive surprise of5%. For the quarter, revenue came in at 3.55B versus consensus estimate of 3.5B. The stock gained 1.96 percent the session following the earnings reports were released, and on 7th day price change was 1.94 percent.

On July 27, 2016, it reported earnings at $0.74 a share compared with the consensus estimate of $0.71 per share (positive surprise of 4.23%). Revenue of 3.43B for that quarter was below the $3.4B analysts had expected. The stock retreated -1.86% the day following the earnings announcement, and on 7th day price change was -1.85%.

On April 28, 2016, it recorded $0.58 a share in earnings which topped the consensus estimate of $0.55 (positive surprise of 5.45%). Revenue for the quarter was $3.18B while analysts called for revenues to be $3.08B. The stock gained 3.4% the day following the earnings data was made public, and on 7th day price change was 7.12%.

On February 18, 2016, it announced earnings per share at $0.71 versus the consensus estimate of $0.68 per share (positive surprise of 4.41%). That came on revenues of $3.25B for that period. Analysts had expected $3.28B in revenue.

Waste Management, Inc. Earnings Estimates

As Q4 earnings announcement date approaches, Wall Street is expecting earnings per share of $0.63. The analysts’ present consensus range is $0.59-$0.68 for EPS. The market consensus range for revenue is between $3.23B and $3.33B, with an average of $3.29B.

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) last ended at $69.49, sending the company’s market cap near $30.71B. The consensus 12-month price target from analysts covering the stock is $71.6. The share price has declined -3.19% from its top level in 52 weeks and advanced -2% this year. It recently traded in a range of $69.18-$69.98 at a volume of 2089919 shares. The recent trading ended with the price nearly -1.46 lower for the last 5 trading days, rebounding 41.64% from its 52-week low.