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Waste Management Inc. stock rises Wednesday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Waste Management Inc. WM, +0.45% inched 0.68% higher to $155.63 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.15% rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.10% rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. Waste Management Inc. closed $1.11 below its 52-week high ($156.74), which the company achieved on September 13th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Republic Services Inc. RSG, +0.18% rose 0.26% to $125.28, Waste Connections Inc. WCN, +0.49% rose 0.12% to $130.38, and Veolia Environnement S.A. ADR VEOEY, -1.71% rose 0.64% to $34.45. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 201,769 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.

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