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Waste Management Shares Gain on Q3 Results

The United States’ largest waste disposal and recycling company, Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WM) said on Tuesday that fiscal third quarter net income rose 36%, aided by the recent acquisition which bolstered the revenue. Nevertheless, the company’s recycling business continued to face headwinds. For the latest quarter, Waste Management reported net income of $291 million or 62 cents a share compared to a profit of $214 million or 46 cents a share, in the year ago period. Excluding onetime items, the adjusted earnings came in at 65 cents a share up from 61 cents. Revenue edged up 4.6% to $3.62 billion. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected earnings of 62 cents a share on revenue of $3.59 billion.

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