Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, trash hauler Waste Management (NYSE:WM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Waste Management and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Waste Management facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1987)

Market Cap

$15.1 billion

Industry

Environmental and facilities services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$13.6 billion

Management

CEO David Steiner (since 2004)

CFO Steven Preston (since 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

15.4%

Cash/Debt

$398.0 million / $10.0 billion

Dividend Yield

4.4%

Competitors

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST)

Republic Services (NYSE:RSG)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 2,678 members who have rated Waste Management believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, All-Star dvcnut, succinctly summed up the Waste Management bull case for our community:

Their 5 year dividend growth rate is approximately 8% and currently yields almost 4.5%, well above their 5 year average of 3.5%. They generate a ton of cash ... and return a lot of it to the shareholders. They continue to expand their waste-to-energy business which should help keep the revenues and earnings growing. ... This may not be a flashy, high-growth company, but it looks like a steady growing one, a company that would interest Peter Lynch.

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