Waters Stock Forecast, Price & News

+3.01 (+0.99 %)
(As of 04/9/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $307.14
50-Day Range
MA: $276.66
52-Week Range
Now: $307.14
Volume464,488 shs
Average Volume379,588 shs
Market Capitalization$19.06 billion
P/E Ratio38.25
Dividend YieldN/A
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's 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 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

Industry Analytical instruments
Sub-IndustryLife Sciences Tools & Services
Year Founded1958



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.41 billion
Cash Flow$16.30 per share
Book Value($3.36) per share


Net Income$592.20 million


Market Cap$19.06 billion
Next Earnings Date4/27/2021 (Estimated)


Waters (NYSE:WAT) Sets New 12-Month High at $300.91
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Overall MarketRank

1.31 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

478th out of 1,542 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

16th out of 29 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 0.9Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Waters (NYSE:WAT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Waters a buy right now?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 1 buy rating 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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Wall Street analysts have given Waters a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Waters wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Waters' next earnings date?

Waters is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 27th 2021.
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How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February, 1st. The medical instruments supplier reported $3.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.89 by $0.76. The medical instruments supplier had revenue of $786.66 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $711.10 million. Waters had a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 349.31% and a net margin of 22.61%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $3.20 EPS.
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How has Waters' stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Waters' stock was trading at $184.10 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WAT stock has increased by 66.8% and is now trading at $307.14.
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What guidance has Waters issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waters issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $9.32-9.57 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.31.

What price target have analysts set for WAT?

13 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Waters' shares. Their forecasts range from $145.00 to $300.00. On average, they expect Waters' share price to reach $224.20 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 27.0%.
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Who are Waters' key executives?

Waters' management team includes the following people:
  • Ms. Keeley A. Aleman, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 44, Pay $299.75k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Dr. Michael C. Harrington Ph.D., Sr. VP of Global Markets (Age 60, Pay $521.97k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Pratt, Sr. VP & Pres of TA Instruments (Age 51, Pay $369.35k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Dr. Udit Batra, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 50) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Michael F. Silveira, VP, Corp. Controller & Interim CFO (Age 55) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Welch, Sr. VP of Global Operations (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Bryan Paul Brokmeier C.F.A., CFA, Sr. Director of Investor Relations
  • Kevin Kempskie, Sr. Director of PR
  • Mr. Robert G. Carson, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel. (Age 47) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Belinda Gaye Hyde, Sr. VP of Global HR (Age 50)

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.

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What other stocks do shareholders of Waters own?

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include American Research & Management Co. (0.06%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.05%), Pensionfund DSM Netherlands (0.02%), Hexavest Inc. (0.01%), Pensionfund Sabic (0.01%) and Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Waters stock include Christopher J Oconnell, Edward Conard, Elizabeth B Rae, Francis Kim, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Keeley A Aleman, Laurie H MD Glimcher, Mark T Beaudouin, Michael C Harrington, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson and Sherry Buck.
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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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, American Research & Management Co., Pacer Advisors Inc., Cacti Asset Management LLC, First Financial Bank Trust Division, and Fulton Bank N.A.. Company insiders that have sold Waters company stock in the last year include Christopher J Oconnell, Edward Conard, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Michael C Harrington, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson, and Sherry Buck.
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Which institutional investors are buying Waters stock?

WAT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Hexavest Inc., Pensionfund Sabic, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, and Everence Capital Management 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 $307.14.

How much money does Waters make?

Waters has a market capitalization of $19.06 billion and generates $2.41 billion in revenue each year. The medical instruments supplier earns $592.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.99 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Waters have?

Waters employs 7,400 workers across the globe.

Does Waters have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Waters: Analytical Products Group Inc., Andrew Alliance S.A, Anter Corporation, Baehr Thermoanalyse GmbH, Blue Reference Inc., Calorimetry Sciences Corporation, ElectroForce, Environmental Resource Associates Inc. (Colorado), Environmental Resources Associates, MPE Orbur Group Ltd. (UK), Manchester International Limited, Melbourne International Limited, Micromass Holdings Ltd. (UK), Micromass Ltd. (UK), Micromass UK Ltd. (UK), Midland Precision Equipment Co. Ltd. (UK), Milford International Limited, Nihon Waters K.K. (Japan), NuGenesis Technologies Corporation, Rubotherm, TA Instruments Japan Inc. (Japan), TA Instruments-Waters LLC (Delaware), Thar Instruments Inc, Thermometric AB, ULSP BV (Netherlands), 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, Waters Ges.MBH (Austria), 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 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 Unapessol Lda (Portugal), Waters Technologies (Beijing) Co. Ltd (China), Waters Technologies (Shanghai) Ltd (China), Waters Technologies Corporation (Delaware), Waters Technologies Ireland Ltd. (Ireland), and Waters Technologies do Brasil Ltda (Brazil).

When was Waters founded?

Waters was founded in 1958.

What is Waters' official website?

The official website for Waters is www.waters.com.

Where are Waters' headquarters?

Waters is headquartered at 34 MAPLE STREET, MILFORD MA, 01757.

How can I contact Waters?

Waters' mailing address is 34 MAPLE STREET, MILFORD MA, 01757. The medical instruments supplier can be reached via phone at 508-478-2000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 4/10/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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