Waters Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:WAT)

About Waters Corp.

Waters Corp. logoWaters Corporation is an analytical instrument manufacturer. The Company designs, manufactures, distributes and services instrument systems, columns and other chemistry consumables that are integrated and used along with other analytical instruments. The Company operates through two segments: Waters Division and TA Division. Its Waters Division's products and services primarily consist of high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and chemistry consumable products and related services. TA Division's products and services primarily consist of thermal analysis, rheometry and calorimetry instrument systems and service sales. Its products are used by pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, nutritional safety, environmental, academic and governmental customers working in research and development, quality assurance and other laboratory applications.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Medical Instruments & Supplies
  • Sub-Industry: Life Sciences Tools & Services
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WAT
  • CUSIP: 94184810
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $157.75
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $156.52
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $146.37
  • 52-Week Range: $112.00 - $162.53
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.43
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.09
  • P/E Growth: 2.44
  • Market Cap: $12.71B
  • Outstanding Shares: 80,573,000
  • Beta: 0.83
  • Net Margins: 23.33%
  • Return on Equity: 24.69%
  • Return on Assets: 11.88%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.76%
  • Current Ratio: 6.52%
  • Quick Ratio: 5.97%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 10 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.08)
Consensus Price Target: $148.17 (6.08% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
7/27/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$138.00 -> $160.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$130.00 -> $157.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetHold$128.00 -> $150.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016MizuhoBoost Price TargetNeutral$130.00 -> $145.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016Evercore ISIBoost Price TargetHold$140.50 -> $154.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetBuy$163.00 -> $173.00View Rating Details
4/26/2016Leerink SwannReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/26/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
4/5/2016Bank of America Corp.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$137.00View Rating Details
3/23/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Boost Price Target$140.00View Rating Details
1/27/2016William BlairReiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
1/27/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$137.00 -> $130.00View Rating Details
1/7/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price Target$140.00View Rating Details
1/6/2016Avondale PartnersInitiated CoverageOutperform$155.00View Rating Details
8/27/2015Maxim GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$163.00View Rating Details
7/29/2015Wells Fargo & Co.UpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
12/16/2014KeyCorpInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/25/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/25/2016Q316$1.57$330.78 millionListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$1.45$1.58$523.23 million$537.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$1.23$1.26$471.69 million$475.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q415$1.95$1.96$581.90 million$587.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$1.40$1.42$493.41 million$501.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q215$1.27$1.32$481.55 million$495.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$1.02$1.21$444.30 million$460.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/26/2015Q414$1.89$1.99$583.61 million$583.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q314$1.29$1.38$487.04 million$493.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q214$1.21$1.22$475.80 million$482.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q114$1.12$0.92$447.90 million$431.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2014Q413$1.61$1.70$535.58 million$565.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2013Q313$1.22$1.19$463.99 million$457.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$1.21$1.08$465.90 million$451.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2013Q1 2013$1.09$1.07$432.83 million$430.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q4 2012$1.58$1.59$521.62 million$521.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2012$1.18$1.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$1.17$1.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$1.09$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$1.50$1.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$1.13$1.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$1.14$1.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.95$1.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$1.31$1.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.57 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.14 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$1.20$1.24$1.22
Q2 20166$1.43$1.53$1.47
Q3 20165$1.49$1.57$1.52
Q4 20165$2.04$2.17$2.11
Q1 20171$1.38$1.38$1.38
Q2 20171$1.74$1.74$1.74
Q3 20171$1.74$1.74$1.74
Q4 20171$2.35$2.35$2.35
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.45%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.40%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/23/2016Rohit KhannaSVPSell10,000$161.00$1,610,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Ian KingSVPSell10,000$160.23$1,602,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Arthur G CaputoEVPSell104,785$158.54$16,612,613.90View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016Arthur G CaputoEVPSell5,215$158.54$826,786.10View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016Arthur G CaputoEVPSell100,000$159.23$15,923,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Terrence P KellyInsiderSell28,600$156.74$4,482,764.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016Rohit KhannaSVPSell192$157.45$30,230.40View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016David TerriccianoSVPSell24,000$161.00$3,864,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016Eugene G CassisCFOSell48,000$159.96$7,678,080.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Elizabeth B RaeVPSell30,000$158.65$4,759,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2016Laurie H M.D. GlimcherDirectorSell4,000$156.38$625,520.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Eugene G CassisCFOSell20,000$139.36$2,787,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Michael C HarringtonSVPSell23,200$139.08$3,226,656.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Mark T BeaudouinVPSell30,000$137.41$4,122,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016Michael F SilveiraVPSell1,409$136.03$191,666.27View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016Elizabeth B RaeVPSell20,000$134.96$2,699,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2016Christopher A KueblerDirectorSell4,000$129.88$519,520.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Rohit KhannaSVPSell700$128.88$90,216.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Rohit KhannaSVPSell1,077$129.22$139,169.94View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Eugene G CassisCFOSell8,000$127.59$1,020,720.00View SEC Filing  
1/4/2016Joann A. ReedDirectorSell5,003$132.18$661,296.54View SEC Filing  
12/8/2015Michael J. BerendtDirectorSell4,000$130.54$522,160.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015William J. MillerDirectorSell4,000$132.27$529,080.00View SEC Filing  
11/23/2015Christopher A. KueblerDirectorSell4,000$133.17$532,680.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2015Arthur G. CaputoEVPSell63,600$131.71$8,376,756.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2015Arthur G. CaputoEVPSell205,789$131.56$27,073,600.84View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Arthur G. CaputoEVPSell1,105$132.01$145,871.05View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015Arthur G. CaputoEVPSell14,506$132.05$1,915,517.30View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015Michael J BerendtDirectorSell1,500$136.44$204,660.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015Mark T BeaudouinVPSell26,500$133.00$3,524,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015Thomas P SaliceDirectorSell4,000$126.76$507,040.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2015Eugene G CassisCFOSell6,000$120.16$720,960.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2015Mark T BeaudouinVPSell21,500$120.75$2,596,125.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2015Elizabeth B RaeVPSell24,000$119.39$2,865,360.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Arthur G CaputoEVPSell8,146$115.00$936,790.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Elizabeth B RaeVPSell6,000$115.58$693,480.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2014Arthur G CaputoEVPSell100,000$116.64$11,664,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2014Douglas A BerthiaumeCEOSell102,423$117.00$11,983,491.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2014Laurie H M.D. GlimcherDirectorSell5,500$105.65$581,075.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Michael BerendtDirectorSell7,000$113.78$796,460.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014Elizabeth RaeVPSell15,000$112.07$1,681,050.00View SEC Filing  
2/14/2014Mark BeaudouinVPSell66,000$112.58$7,430,280.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2014Laurie M.D. GlimcherDirectorSell2,900$112.00$324,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014William MillerDirectorSell4,000$110.10$440,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/7/2014Elizabeth RaeVPSell12,000$108.04$1,296,480.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2014Arthur CaputoEVPSell125,000$110.01$13,751,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2013Laurie M.D. GlimcherDirectorSell2,400$100.00$240,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Mark T BeaudouinVPSell32,697$102.01$3,335,420.97View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013Elizabeth B RaeVPSell40,000$102.00$4,080,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013John A OrnellCFOSell172,000$100.99$17,370,280.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013Thomas P SaliceDirectorSell4,000$100.98$403,920.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013Michael BerendtDirectorSell1,000$103.93$103,930.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013Elizabeth B RaeVPSell6,000$97.19$583,140.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Arthur G CaputoEVPSell100,000$99.29$9,929,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Michael J BerendtDirectorSell4,000$98.79$395,160.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT)
capitalcube.com logoWaters Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WAT-US : October 24, 2016 (NYSE:WAT)
www.capitalcube.com - October 24 at 7:41 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoCORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Hired experts support claims St. Jude heart devices can be hacked (NYSE:WAT)
feeds.reuters.com - October 24 at 2:19 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoMuddy Waters says outside experts found St Jude devices can be hacked (NYSE:WAT)
feeds.reuters.com - October 24 at 10:08 AM
investorplace.com logoWill Earnings Bring Smooth Sailing or Choppy Waters? (NYSE:WAT)
investorplace.com - October 21 at 1:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWaters Corp. (WAT) Likely to Beat Q3 Earnings: Here's Why (NYSE:WAT)
finance.yahoo.com - October 20 at 8:20 PM
marketwatch.com logoShort seller Muddy Waters renews claims of St. Jude Medical cyber vulnerabilities (NYSE:WAT)
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www.desotoedge.com - October 14 at 11:30 AM
capitalcube.com logoWaters Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WAT-US : October 12, 2016 (NYSE:WAT)
www.capitalcube.com - October 12 at 12:59 PM
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publicnow.com logoWaters Corporation Q3 2016 Financial Results Webcast Invitation (NYSE:WAT)
www.publicnow.com - October 4 at 7:29 PM
capitalcube.com logoWaters Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WAT-US : September 30, 2016 (NYSE:WAT)
www.capitalcube.com - September 30 at 7:16 PM
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www.nasdaq.com - September 28 at 7:48 PM
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www.hindustantimes.com - September 28 at 7:13 AM
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www.usatoday.com - September 22 at 2:36 AM
News IconWaters launches new data acquisition mode 'Sonar' for mass spectrometer (NYSE:WAT)
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publicnow.com logoWaters Advances Proteomics and Lipidomics Research with Novel Mass Spectrometry Acquisition Mode (NYSE:WAT)
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capitalcube.com logoWaters Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WAT-US : September 16, 2016 (NYSE:WAT)
www.capitalcube.com - September 16 at 11:42 AM
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realistinvestor.com logoResearch Analysts Set Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT)’s Price Target At $156.222 (NYSE:WAT)
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News IconWaters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) from Medical Instruments & Supplies – Todays Top Gains (NYSE:WAT)
twincountynews.com - September 12 at 7:32 PM
foxnews.com logoUS health regulator plans 'thorough' probe of St. Jude case - Fox News (NYSE:WAT)
www.foxnews.com - September 9 at 9:39 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWaters Corporation Commentary at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference to be Audio Webcast Live (NYSE:WAT)
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 7:42 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-St. Jude Medical says filed lawsuit against Muddy Waters, Medsec (NYSE:WAT)
feeds.reuters.com - September 7 at 8:38 AM
feeds.reuters.com logoSt. Jude sues Muddy Waters, MedSec over heart device allegations (NYSE:WAT)
feeds.reuters.com - September 7 at 8:38 AM
feeds.reuters.com logoSt. Jude says report by short sellers 'false and misleading' (NYSE:WAT)
feeds.reuters.com - August 26 at 5:02 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoUPDATE 2-St. Jude says report by short sellers 'false and misleading' (NYSE:WAT)
feeds.reuters.com - August 26 at 5:02 PM
News IconCybersecurity firm stirs controversy in alleging medical device flaws (NYSE:WAT)
www.csmonitor.com - August 26 at 4:25 PM
bloomberg.com logoUnorthodox Muddy Waters Partnership Targets St. Jude's Devices - Bloomberg (NYSE:WAT)
www.bloomberg.com - August 25 at 9:12 PM
News IconMuddy Waters founder Block warns of hacking risk for St. Jude heart devices - Chicago Tribune (NYSE:WAT)
www.chicagotribune.com - August 25 at 4:57 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoUPDATE 3-Muddy Waters shorts St Jude on heart device hacking fears; shares drop (NYSE:WAT)
feeds.reuters.com - August 25 at 3:50 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoUPDATE 1-Muddy Waters shorts St Jude on heart device fear; shares drop (NYSE:WAT)
feeds.reuters.com - August 25 at 12:43 PM
seekingalpha.com logoMuddy Waters says big chunk of St. Jude Medical's business at risk due to hacking vulnerability; shares off 4% (NYSE:WAT)
seekingalpha.com - August 25 at 12:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCarson Block shorts hedge fund darling (NYSE:WAT)
finance.yahoo.com - August 25 at 11:54 AM
businesswire.com logoWaters and NIBRT Researchers Generate Reference Library for Released N-Glycans Labeled with (NYSE:WAT)
www.businesswire.com - August 23 at 8:19 PM
publicnow.com logoWaters and NIBRT Researchers Generate Reference Library for Released N-Glycans Labeled with RapiFluor-MS (NYSE:WAT)
www.publicnow.com - August 23 at 8:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWater Corp.'s Pharma Business Accelerates Growth Momentum (NYSE:WAT)
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twincountynews.com - August 19 at 8:00 PM
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www.streetinsider.com - August 18 at 11:20 AM
realistinvestor.com logoAnalysts Set $154.555 Price Target For Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) (NYSE:WAT)
www.realistinvestor.com - August 17 at 8:32 PM
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Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT) Chart for Tuesday, October, 25, 2016

Last Updated on 10/25/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff