SOURCE: StockCall


September 02, 2011 08:05 ET

Equity Research on Waste Management Inc. and Republic Services Inc. - Waste Management Could Be Good Defense

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Sep 2, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Waste Management industry and has completed analytical research on Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WM) and Republic Services Inc. (NYSE: RSG). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

With the economy teetering on the edge of another recession, investors may be interested in finding some defensive plays should the markets head south for any period of time. The Waste Management sector may be a strong defensive pick. Trash volumes will be slightly impacted by economic retraction, but removal of what is still thrown away is generally a must for citizens uneager to watch their front-yards fill up with garbage. One concern about the sector is that growth opportunities are generally non-existent aside from any increase in the population. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Waste Management industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Waste Management industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Waste Management Inc. and Republic Services Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Still, companies in the sector like Waste Management Inc. are looking for ways to diversify their revenue streams. Waste Management is continuing to develop infrastructure that derives electrical energy from land-fill gases and the combustion of trash. The company can currently power around 1 million homes and wants to double that figure by 2020. The company is also trying to make its fleet more eco-friendly while simultaneously cutting costs. Waste Management Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Limiting exposure to rising fuel costs may be a key move for the sector. Companies like Republic Services Inc. have seen their fuel surcharges rise lately, and this expense could hurt operating margins around the industry if adequate measures are not taken to limit the impact of rising fuel costs. Republic Services Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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