Waste Management is one of our favorite companies in our coverage universe, and the strength of its dividend is undeniable. The company’s operations have performed quite well during the first nine months of 2019, and the executive team expects the momentum to continue into 2020. Management did express some caution as it relates to its industrial segment revenue but reiterated strength in consumer activity and noted that, while its recycling (commodity-sensitive) business isn’t as strong as it originally expected, it expects to achieve its “guidance range of adjusted operating EBITDA of $4.4-$4.45 billion, free cash flow of $2.025-$2.075 billion, and adjusted earnings per diluted share of $4.28-$4.38." Shares of Waste Management yield 1.8% at the time of this writing.
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