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Waters Stock Forecast, Price & News

-13.15 (-3.85%)
(As of 11/30/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
835,580 shs
Average Volume
371,718 shs
Market Capitalization
$20.02 billion
P/E Ratio
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About Waters

Waters Corp. is a specialty measurement company which engages in analytical workflow solutions involving liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations. It operates through the Waters and TA segments. The Waters segment consists of liquid chromatography instruments, mass spectrometry, and precision chemistry consumable products and related services. The TA segment products and services include thermal analysis, rheometry and calorimetry instrument systems, and service sales. The company was founded by James Logan Waters in 1958 and is headquartered in Milford, MA.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Analytical instruments
Life Sciences Tools & Services
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.37 billion
Cash Flow
$10.41 per share
Book Value
$4.84 per share


Net Income
$521.57 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$20.02 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Fiscal Year End
Next Earnings (Estimated)

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Overall MarketRank

1.57 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

666th out of 888 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

27th out of 33 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 3.9Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Waters (NYSE:WAT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Waters a buy right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 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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How has Waters' stock price 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 shares have increased by 78.2% and is now trading at $328.07.
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When is Waters' next earnings date?

Waters is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 1st 2022.
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How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.34 by $0.32. The medical instruments supplier earned $659.23 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $652.28 million. Waters had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 271.71% and a net margin of 25.40%. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.16 earnings per share.
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What guidance has Waters issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waters issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $10.940-$11.040 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $10.690. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.74 billion-$2.77 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.76 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WAT?

8 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Waters' shares. Their forecasts range from $230.00 to $400.00. On average, they anticipate Waters' share price to reach $344.17 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.9% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Waters' key executives?

Waters' management team includes the following people:
  • Udit Batra, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Daniel Welch, Senior Vice President-Global Operations
  • Amol Chaubal, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Keeley A. Aleman, Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
  • Robert G. Carson, Senior Vice President-Corporate Development

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?

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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.40%), Fundsmith LLP (7.39%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (6.76%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (4.25%), Nordea Investment Management AB (2.07%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.90%). Company insiders that own Waters stock include Christopher A Kuebler, Christopher J Oconnell, Edward Conard, Francis Kim, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Keeley A Aleman, 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 selling Waters stock?

WAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY, Robeco Schweiz AG, Impax Asset Management Group plc, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. Company insiders that have sold Waters company stock in the last year include Christopher A Kuebler, Edward Conard, Joann A Reed, Linda Baddour, Michael J Berendt, and Thomas P Salice.
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Which institutional investors are buying Waters stock?

WAT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marathon Asset Mgmt Ltd, Nordea Investment Management AB, Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Fundsmith LLP, Geode Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., and Goldman Sachs Group 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 $328.07.

How much money does Waters make?

Waters has a market capitalization of $20.02 billion and generates $2.37 billion in revenue each year. The medical instruments supplier earns $521.57 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.15 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, 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).

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 508-872-1990.

This page was last updated on 12/1/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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