Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in shares of Waste Connections Inc (NYSE:WCN) by 8.9% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 38,782 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,159 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Waste Connections were worth $2,751,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of WCN. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Waste Connections by 38.1% in the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 37,846 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,438,000 after buying an additional 10,440 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Waste Connections by 50.7% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 434,361 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $27,981,000 after buying an additional 146,219 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Waste Connections by 70.0% in the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 113,123 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $7,287,000 after buying an additional 46,589 shares during the period. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Waste Connections by 26.3% in the 2nd quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC now owns 4,475 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $288,000 after buying an additional 932 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Waste Connections by 43.6% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 511,661 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $32,958,000 after buying an additional 155,467 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.11% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Waste Connections from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Credit Suisse Group set a $82.00 price objective on Waste Connections and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Oppenheimer boosted their price objective on Waste Connections from $74.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on Waste Connections from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Waste Connections in a report on Monday, December 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $79.00 price objective for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $78.56.

Waste Connections Inc (NYSE:WCN) opened at $68.49 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $17,600.67, a PE ratio of 51.89, a P/E/G ratio of 3.51 and a beta of 0.16. Waste Connections Inc has a fifty-two week low of $53.67 and a fifty-two week high of $74.20. The company has a quick ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66.

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About Waste Connections

Waste Connections, Inc is a solid waste services company in North America. The Company provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in markets in the United States and Canada. The Company operates through six segments: Southern segment, Western segment, Eastern segment, Canada segment, Central segment and E&P segment.

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