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Waters Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:WAT)

$284.95
-3.84 (-1.33%)
(As of 05:22 PM ET)
Compare
Today's Range
$282.36
$290.19
50-Day Range
$236.70
$288.85
52-Week Range
$231.90
$352.71
Volume
463,764 shs
Average Volume
495,133 shs
Market Capitalization
$16.85 billion
P/E Ratio
25.88
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$298.00

Waters MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Reduce
1.89 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
5.1% Upside
$298.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
7.26% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-1.56
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.04mentions of Waters in the last 14 days
Based on 41 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
3.42%
From $11.69 to $12.09 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

1.75 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

783rd out of 949 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

20th out of 28 stocks


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About Waters Stock (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.

WAT Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/07/2023
Today
12/05/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/21/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$298.00
High Stock Price Target
$352.00
Low Stock Price Target
$230.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+3.2%
Consensus Rating
Reduce
Rating Score (0-4)
1.89
Research Coverage
9 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$707.76 million
Pretax Margin
25.84%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.97 billion
Cash Flow
$14.40 per share
Book Value
$8.49 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
58,672,000
Market Cap
$17.08 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.94

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Key Executives

  • Dr. Udit Batra Ph.D. (Age 52)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $3.11M
  • Mr. Amol Chaubal (Age 46)
    Senior VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.23M
  • Ms. Keeley A. Aleman (Age 46)
    Senior VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    Comp: $897.33k
  • Ms. Jianqing Y. Bennett (Age 53)
    Senior Vice President of TA Instruments Division & Waters Clinical Business Unit
    Comp: $1.24M
  • Mr. Christos Ross
    Senior VP of Global Operations & Interim Senior VP of the Waters Division
  • Caspar Tudor
    Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Kristen Garvey
    Vice President of Corporate Communications
  • Dr. Belinda Gaye Hyde Ph.D. (Age 52)
    Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources
    Comp: $1.31M
  • Dr. Daniel Rush Ph.D.
    Senior Vice President of Strategy & Transformation
  • John Lynch
    Treasurer














WAT Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Waters stock right now?

9 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating and 8 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "reduce" WAT shares.
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What is Waters' stock price target for 2024?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Waters' shares. Their WAT share price targets range from $230.00 to $352.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $298.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have WAT shares performed in 2023?

Waters' stock was trading at $342.58 at the beginning of 2023. Since then, WAT stock has decreased by 17.3% and is now trading at $283.41.
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When is Waters' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 21st 2024.
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How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 7th. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.56 by $0.28. The medical instruments supplier earned $711.69 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $722.27 million. Waters had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 102.22% and a net margin of 21.80%. The company's quarterly revenue was up .4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.64 EPS.
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What guidance has Waters issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waters updated its fourth quarter 2023 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.52-$3.62 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $4.29. The company issued revenue guidance of $807.00 million-$832.75 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $906.36 million.

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), RTX (RTX), CVS Health (CVS), Home Depot (HD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Walmart (WMT).

Who are Waters' major shareholders?

Waters' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of New York Mellon Corp (5.96%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (5.70%), Invesco Ltd. (1.85%), Wellington Management Group LLP (1.78%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.41%) and Impax Asset Management Group plc (1.31%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher A Kuebler, Edward Conard, Joann A Reed, Linda Baddour, Mark P Vergnano, Michael J Berendt 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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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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This page (NYSE:WAT) was last updated on 12/5/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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