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Waste Management has the Highest Dividend Yield in the Environmental & Facilities Services Industry (WM, CVA, RSG)

Published on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 10:59
By Robert Cotter

Below are the three companies in the Environmental & Facilities Services industry with the highest dividend yields. Dividends can enhance returns for investors seeking income in addition to capital gains.

Waste Management (NYSE:WM) is highest with a dividend yield of 3.5%. Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management services including collection, transfer, recycling, resource recovery and disposal services, and operates waste-to-energy facilities. The Company serves municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers throughout North America.

Over the past year, Waste Management has traded in a range of $30.82 to $43.58 and is now at $42.07, 37% above that low. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0.49% higher and 0.29% higher over the past week, respectively.

Covanta (NYSE:CVA) is next with a dividend yield of 3.2%.

Finishing up the top three is Republic Services (NYSE:RSG), with a dividend yield of 2.7%.

By Robert Cotter