In the following video, Motley Fool analyst Austin Smith answers a question from a Fool.com reader, who asks: "When analyzing the stock market, what are some points to look for, and basic stocks to keep your eye on in order to get the information you really need before you start investing?"
Waste Management is one of the stocks Austin discusses that he says sometimes acts as a bellwether for broader market trends. Waste Management has been a longtime favorite for dividend seekers everywhere, but the share price performance over the last few years has left many investors wanting. If you're wondering whether this dividend dynamo is a buy today, you should read our premium analyst report on the company today. Just click here now for access.