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Here's Why Waste Management (WM) is a Strong Growth Stock

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Waste Management (WM)

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Waste Management Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. The company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, as well as disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States.

WM is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, with a Growth Style Score of A and VGM Score of A. Earnings are expected to grow 7.9% year-over-year for the current fiscal year, with sales growth of 4.8%.

Six analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.03 to $6.03 per share for 2023. WM boasts an average earnings surprise of 1.6%.

Waste Management is also cash rich. The company has generated cash flow growth of 9.1%, and is expected to report cash flow expansion of 7.6% in 2023.

WM should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive growth fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Growth and VGM Style Scores.

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