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Waters Stock Forecast, Price & News

+7.14 (+2.22%)
(As of 06/24/2022 07:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
532,200 shs
Average Volume
409,836 shs
Market Capitalization
$19.79 billion
P/E Ratio
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WAT Stock Forecast (MarketRank)

Overall MarketRank

1.88 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

499th out of 922 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

19th out of 33 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 3.9Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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About Waters (NYSE:WAT)

Waters Corporation, a specialty measurement company, provides analytical workflow solutions in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. It operates through two segments, Waters and TA. The company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high and ultra-performance liquid chromatography, as well as mass spectrometry (MS) technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products, and post-warranty service plans. It also designs, manufactures, sells, and services thermal analysis, rheometry, and calorimetry instruments; and develops and supplies software-based products that interface with its instruments, as well as other manufacturers' instruments. Its MS technology instruments are used in drug discovery and development comprising clinical trial testing, the analysis of proteins in disease processes, nutritional safety analysis, and environmental testing. The company offers thermal analysis, rheometry, and calorimetry instruments for use in predicting the suitability and stability of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, polymers, metals, and viscous liquids for various industrial, consumer good, and healthcare products, as well as for life science research. Its products are used by life science, pharmaceutical, biochemical, industrial, nutritional safety, environmental, academic, and governmental customers working in research and development, quality assurance, and other laboratory applications. Waters Corporation was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Analytical instruments
Life Sciences Tools & Services
Year Founded

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Price Target and Rating

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Forecasted Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
7 Analysts


Net Income
$692.84 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.79 billion
Cash Flow
$13.54 per share
Book Value
$6.02 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$19.79 billion

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Waters Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Waters stock right now?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Waters stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WAT, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Waters' stock price forecast for 2022?

7 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Waters' stock. Their WAT stock forecasts range from $315.00 to $400.00. On average, they predict Waters' stock price to reach $361.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.9% from the stock's current price.
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How has Waters' stock performed in 2022?

Waters' stock was trading at $372.60 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, WAT stock has decreased by 11.8% and is now trading at $328.58.
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When is Waters' next earnings date?

Waters is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 2nd 2022.
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How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 3rd. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.80 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.32 by $0.48. The medical instruments supplier earned $690.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $634.08 million. Waters had a net margin of 24.57% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 221.08%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 13.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.29 EPS.
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What guidance has Waters issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waters updated its second quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 9th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.55-$2.65 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.78. The company issued revenue guidance of $695.28 million-$708.91 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $706.48 million.

Who are Waters' key executives?

Waters' management team includes the following people:
  • Dr. Udit Batra Ph.D., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 51, Pay $3.37M)
  • Mr. Amol Chaubal, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 45, Pay $987.45k)
  • Dr. Belinda Gaye Hyde Ph.D., Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 51, Pay $1.31M)
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Pratt, Sr. VP of Waters Division (Age 52, Pay $1.31M)
  • Ms. Jianqing Y. Bennett, Sr. VP of TA Instruments Division (Age 52, Pay $1.11M)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Welch, Sr. VP of Global Operations
  • Caspar Tudor, Mang. of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Keeley A. Aleman, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 45)
  • Kevin Kempskie, Sr. Director of PR
  • Ms. Kristen Garvey, VP of Corp. Communications

What is Udit Batra's approval rating as Waters' CEO?

13 employees have rated Waters CEO Udit Batra on Glassdoor.com. Udit Batra has an approval rating of 100% among Waters' employees. This puts Udit Batra in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Waters own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Waters investors own include Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), (HON), Raytheon Technologies (RTX), CVS Health (CVS), Home Depot (HD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Walmart (WMT).

What is Waters' stock symbol?

Waters trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WAT."

Who are Waters' major shareholders?

Waters' stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.10%), BlackRock Inc. (10.14%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (6.61%), State Street Corp (4.54%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (4.09%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (2.50%). Company insiders that own Waters stock include Christopher A Kuebler, Christopher J Oconnell, Edward Conard, Elizabeth B Rae, Francis Kim, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Keeley A Aleman, Laurie H MD Glimcher, Linda Baddour, Mark T Beaudouin, Michael C Harrington, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson, Sherry Buck and Thomas P Salice.
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Which institutional investors are selling Waters stock?

WAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Invesco Ltd., Marathon Asset Management Ltd, Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Acadian Asset Management LLC, and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Waters company stock in the last two years include Christopher A Kuebler, Christopher J Oconnell, Edward Conard, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Linda Baddour, Michael C Harrington, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson, Sherry Buck, and Thomas P Salice.
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Which institutional investors are buying Waters stock?

WAT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Tikehau Investment Management, Nordea Investment Management AB, KBC Group NV, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, and BlackRock Inc..
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How do I buy shares of Waters?

Shares of WAT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Waters' stock price today?

One share of WAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $328.58.

How much money does Waters make?

Waters (NYSE:WAT) has a market capitalization of $19.79 billion and generates $2.79 billion in revenue each year. The medical instruments supplier earns $692.84 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.43 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Waters have?

Waters employs 7,800 workers across the globe.

Does Waters have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Waters: Analytical Products Group Inc., Andrew Alliance, Andrew Alliance S.A, Andrew Alliance SA (Switzerland), Andrew Alliance SASU (France), Anter Corporation, Baehr Thermoanalyse GmbH, Blue Reference Inc., Calorimetry Sciences Corporation, ElectroForce, Environmental Resource Associates Inc. (Colorado), Environmental Resources Associates, Integrated Software Solutions, Integrated Software Solutions Limited (UK), Integrated Software Solutions USA LLC, MPE Orbur Group Ltd. (UK), Manchester International Limited (Cayman), Melbourne International Limited (Cayman), Micromass Holdings Ltd. (UK), Micromass Ltd. (UK), Micromass UK Ltd. (UK), Midland Precision Equipment Co. Ltd. (UK), Milford International Limited (Cayman), Nihon Waters K.K. (Japan), NuGenesis Technologies Corporation, Rubotherm, TA Instruments Japan Inc. (Japan), TA Instruments-Waters LLC (Delaware), Thar Instruments Inc, Thermometric AB, VICAM, VTI Corporation, Waters (TC) Israel Ltd. (Israel), Waters A/S (Denmark), Waters AG (Switzerland), Waters Analytical Instruments Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), Waters Asia Limited (Delaware), Waters Australia PTY LTD. (Australia), Waters Celtic Holdings Ltd. (Ireland), Waters China Ltd. (Hong Kong), Waters Chromatography BV (Netherlands), Waters Chromatography Europe BV (Netherlands), Waters Chromatography Ireland Ltd. (Ireland), Waters Corporation (Delaware), Waters Cromatografia SA (Spain), Waters European Investments LLC (Cayman) (2), Waters Ges.MBH (Austria), Waters Global International Limited (Cayman) (1), Waters Global Limited (UK) (1), Waters GmbH (Germany), Waters Holdings LLC (Delaware), Waters India Pvt. Ltd., Waters Kft (Hungary), Waters Korea Limited (Korea), Waters Limited (Canada), Waters Limited (UK), Waters Luxembourg SARL (Luxembourg), Waters NV (Belgium), Waters O.O.O. (Russia) (1), Waters Pacific Pte Ltd. (Singapore), Waters Research Center Kft (Hungary), Waters Romania Srl, Waters SA de CV (Mexico), Waters SAS (France), Waters Sp.Zo.o (Poland), Waters SpA (Italy), Waters Sverige AB (Sweden), Waters Tech. LC-MS Unipessol Lda (Portugal), Waters Technologies (Beijing) Co. Ltd (China), Waters Technologies (Shanghai) Ltd (China), Waters Technologies Corporation (Delaware), Waters Technologies International Limited (Cayman) (1), Waters Technologies Ireland Ltd. (Ireland), and Waters Technologies do Brasil Ltda (Brazil).
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When was Waters founded?

Waters was founded in 1958.

How can I contact Waters?

Waters' mailing address is 34 MAPLE STREET, MILFORD MA, 01757. The official website for Waters is www.waters.com. The medical instruments supplier can be reached via phone at (508) 478-2000, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 508-872-1990.

This page (NYSE:WAT) was last updated on 6/27/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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