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Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine
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Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders
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NYSE:WAT

Waters - WAT Stock Forecast, Price & News

$337.87
+3.31 (+0.99%)
(As of 08/5/2022 08:49 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$329.39
$338.03
50-Day Range
$308.51
$365.55
52-Week Range
$288.32
$428.22
Volume
283,800 shs
Average Volume
399,790 shs
Market Capitalization
$20.35 billion
P/E Ratio
29.48
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$350.14

Waters MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.20 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.6% Upside
$350.14 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.74% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-1.15
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.01mentions of Waters in the last 14 days
Based on 67 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.32 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.58%
From $12.00 to $13.03 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.27 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

310th out of 832 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

12th out of 35 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.

Waters Stock Performance

Waters stock opened at $337.87 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $20.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.48, a PEG ratio of 3.67 and a beta of 0.81. The stock's 50 day simple moving average is $334.92 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $323.33. Waters has a fifty-two week low of $288.32 and a fifty-two week high of $428.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.85, a quick ratio of 1.75 and a current ratio of 0.99.

Waters (NYSE:WAT - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.63 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $714.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $706.77 million. Waters had a net margin of 24.21% and a return on equity of 203.31%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.60 EPS. As a group, analysts expect that Waters will post 12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

WAT has been the subject of a number of research reports. Barclays began coverage on shares of Waters in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. They set an "overweight" rating and a $375.00 target price for the company. UBS Group boosted their target price on shares of Waters from $349.00 to $375.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research note on Thursday. Robert W. Baird lifted their price target on shares of Waters from $340.00 to $348.00 in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Wells Fargo & Company raised shares of Waters from an "underweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $320.00 to $315.00 in a research note on Monday, April 25th. Finally, Bank of America raised shares of Waters from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and upped their price target for the stock from $320.00 to $330.00 in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $350.14.

Insider Buying and Selling at Waters

In other Waters news, Director Christopher A. Kuebler sold 4,000 shares of Waters stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $328.78, for a total transaction of $1,315,120.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 14,064 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,623,961.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.77% of the company's stock.

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WAT Stock News Headlines

Waters (NYSE:WAT) Price Target Raised to $375.00
Waters (NYSE:WAT) PT Raised to $348.00 at Robert W. Baird
Waters (NYSE:WAT) Shares Down 7.2%
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WAT Company Calendar

Last Earnings
8/02/2022
Today
8/07/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/01/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Analytical instruments
Sub-Industry
Life Sciences Tools & Services
CUSIP
94184810
Employees
7,800
Year Founded
1958

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$350.14
High Stock Price Forecast
$375.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$315.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+3.6%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.20
Research Coverage
5 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$692.84 million
Pretax Margin
28.06%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.79 billion
Cash Flow
$13.54 per share
Book Value
$6.51 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
59,771,000
Market Cap
$20.35 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.81

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Key Executives

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













WAT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Waters stock right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research 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?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Waters' shares. Their WAT stock forecasts range from $315.00 to $375.00. On average, they anticipate Waters' share price to reach $350.14 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.6% from the stock's current price.
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How has Waters' stock performed in 2022?

Waters' stock was trading at $372.60 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, WAT stock has decreased by 9.3% and is now trading at $337.87.
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Are investors shorting Waters?

Waters saw a decline in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,190,000 shares, a decline of 18.5% from the June 15th total of 1,460,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 418,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days.
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When is Waters' next earnings date?

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

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) released its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.75 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.63 by $0.12. The medical instruments supplier had revenue of $714.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $706.77 million. Waters had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 203.31% and a net margin of 24.21%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.60 EPS.
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What guidance has Waters issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waters updated its third quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.50-$2.60 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.70. The company issued revenue guidance of $672.42 million-$685.60 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $683.37 million.

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.67%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.57%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.53%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.45%), DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (0.31%) and KBC Group NV (0.26%). 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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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 $337.87.

How much money does Waters make?

Waters (NYSE:WAT) has a market capitalization of $20.35 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 $11.46 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 investor_relations@waters.com, or via fax at 508-872-1990.

This page (NYSE:WAT) was last updated on 8/8/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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