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

$16.4 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%

Competitors

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST)
Republic Services
(NYSE:RSG)
Safety-Kleen

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 2,699 members who have rated Waste Management believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, Kenosh, succinctly summed up the Waste Management bull case for our community:

As the economy improves, so will the recycling markets and energy prices, two areas that [Waste Management] excels at and many do not see it. Now they are partnering with [waste-to-energy] companies. Charge to bury non-recylables on a per ton basis and then sell the same ton to turn it into energy? Sounds like a plan to me.

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