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Waters (WAT) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$249.40
-0.56 (-0.22%)
(As of 06/9/2023 ET)
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Today's Range
$248.22
$251.61
50-Day Range
$249.87
$312.38
52-Week Range
$248.18
$369.00
Volume
452,798 shs
Average Volume
443,275 shs
Market Capitalization
$14.72 billion
P/E Ratio
21.67
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$335.27

Waters MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.13 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
34.5% Upside
$335.27 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.52% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-1.27
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.00mentions of Waters in the last 14 days
Based on 46 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.61%
From $12.58 to $14.04 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.58 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

82nd out of 600 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

6th out of 29 stocks


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About Waters (NYSE:WAT) Stock

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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WAT Price History

WAT Company Calendar

Last Earnings
5/09/2023
Today
6/09/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/01/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Analytical instruments
Sub-Industry
Life Sciences Tools & Services
CUSIP
94184810
Employees
8,200
Year Founded
1958

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$335.27
High Stock Price Forecast
$378.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$288.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+34.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.13
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$707.76 million
Pretax Margin
27.52%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.97 billion
Cash Flow
$14.00 per share
Book Value
$8.49 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
58,455,000
Market Cap
$14.75 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.86

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Key Executives

  • Dr. Udit Batra Ph.D. (Age 52)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $3.11M
  • Mr. Amol Chaubal (Age 46)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.23M
  • Ms. Keeley A. Aleman (Age 46)
    Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
    Comp: $897.33k
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Pratt (Age 53)
    Sr. VP of Waters Division
    Comp: $1.36M
  • Ms. Jianqing Y. Bennett (Age 53)
    Sr. VP of TA Instruments Division & Waters Clinical Bus. Unit
    Comp: $1.24M
  • Mr. Christos Ross
    Sr. VP of Global Operations
  • Caspar Tudor
    Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Kristen Garvey
    VP of Corp. Communications
  • Dr. Belinda Gaye Hyde Ph.D. (Age 52)
    Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer
  • Dr. Daniel Rush Ph.D.
    Sr. VP of Strategy & Transformation













WAT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Waters stock right now?

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" WAT shares. 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 2023?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Waters' shares. Their WAT share price forecasts range from $288.00 to $378.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $335.27 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 34.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have WAT shares performed in 2023?

Waters' stock was trading at $342.58 on January 1st, 2023. Since then, WAT stock has decreased by 27.1% and is now trading at $249.85.
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When is Waters' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 1st 2023.
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How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 9th. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.49 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.60 by $0.11. The medical instruments supplier earned $684.67 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $697.86 million. Waters had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 149.31% and a net margin of 23.22%. Waters's revenue for the quarter was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.80 earnings per share.
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What guidance has Waters issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waters updated its FY 2023 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $12.55-$12.75 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $12.70. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.13 billion-$3.19 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.20 billion.

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

13 employees have rated Waters Chief Executive Officer Udit Batra on Glassdoor.com. Udit Batra has an approval rating of 100% among the company's 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), 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 shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.90%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (5.84%), State Street Corp (4.39%), Geode Capital Management LLC (2.08%), Wellington Management Group LLP (1.86%) and Fundsmith Investment Services LTD. (1.54%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher A Kuebler, Christopher J Oconnell, Edward Conard, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Linda Baddour, Mark P Vergnano, Michael C Harrington, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson, Sherry Buck and Thomas P Salice.
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How do I buy shares of Waters?

Shares of WAT stock 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 $249.85.

How much money does Waters make?

Waters (NYSE:WAT) has a market capitalization of $14.75 billion and generates $2.97 billion in revenue each year. The medical instruments supplier earns $707.76 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.51 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Waters have?

The company employs 8,200 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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How can I contact Waters?

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

This page (NYSE:WAT) was last updated on 6/9/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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