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NYSE:WAT - Waters Stock Price, Forecast & News

$190.07
-8.75 (-4.40 %)
(As of 02/28/2020 01:52 PM ET)
Today's Range
$189.13
Now: $190.07
$196.61
50-Day Range
$198.82
MA: $225.23
$244.09
52-Week Range
$197.04
Now: $190.07
$255.21
Volume524,663 shs
Average Volume531,202 shs
Market Capitalization$11.81 billion
P/E Ratio21.65
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.1
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Analytical instruments
Sub-IndustryLife Sciences Tools & Services
SectorComputer and Technology
CUSIP94184810
Phone508-478-2000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.41 billion
Cash Flow$10.45 per share
Book Value($3.48) per share

Profitability

Net Income$592.20 million

Miscellaneous

Employees7,200
Market Cap$11.81 billion
Next Earnings Date4/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Waters (NYSE:WAT) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Waters' stock symbol?

Waters trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WAT."

How will Waters' stock buyback program work?

Waters announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Tuesday, April 24th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $3,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 18.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) released its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 4th. The medical instruments supplier reported $3.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.01 by $0.19. The medical instruments supplier had revenue of $716 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $714.34 million. Waters had a return on equity of 172.16% and a net margin of 24.61%. The business's quarterly revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.87 earnings per share. View Waters' Earnings History.

When is Waters' next earnings date?

Waters is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 28th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Waters.

What guidance has Waters issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waters updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $9.15-$9.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $9.80.

What price target have analysts set for WAT?

11 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Waters' stock. Their forecasts range from $177.00 to $230.00. On average, they anticipate Waters' stock price to reach $203.71 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Waters.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Waters?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last year. There are currently 6 sell ratings and 5 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." View Analyst Ratings for Waters.

Has Waters been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about WAT stock has been trending very negative on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Waters earned a news sentiment score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the medical instruments supplier a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Waters.

Are investors shorting Waters?

Waters saw a decrease in short interest in the month of February. As of February 14th, there was short interest totalling 5,510,000 shares, a decrease of 9.5% from the January 30th total of 6,090,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 455,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 12.1 days. Currently, 8.6% of the company's stock are sold short. View Waters' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Waters' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Waters own?

Who are Waters' key executives?

Waters' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Christopher James O'Connell, Chairman & CEO (Age 52)
  • Mr. Christopher James O'Connell, Chairman & CEO (Age 52)
  • Ms. Sherry L. Buck, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Francis S. Kim, Sr. VP of Global Operations (Age 52)
  • Mr. Robert G. Carson, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel. & Interim Pres of TA Bus. (Age 45)

Who are Waters' major shareholders?

Waters' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (8.71%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (7.14%), State Street Corp (4.50%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.68%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.55%) and Champlain Investment Partners LLC (1.55%). Company insiders that own Waters stock include Christopher A Kuebler, David Terricciano, 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 F Silveira, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson, Terrence P Kelly and Thomas P Salice. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Waters.

Which major investors are selling Waters stock?

WAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fenimore Asset Management Inc., FMR LLC, State Street Corp, Baillie Gifford & Co., Jensen Investment Management Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Triodos Investment Management BV and Trillium Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Waters company stock in the last year include Edward Conard, Elizabeth B Rae, Francis Kim, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Keeley A Aleman, Laurie H MD Glimcher, Mark T Beaudouin, Robert G Carson and Terrence P Kelly. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waters.

Which major investors are buying Waters stock?

WAT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Anchor Capital Advisors LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Man Group plc, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Credit Suisse AG, Mawer Investment Management Ltd., Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waters.

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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Waters' stock price today?

One share of WAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $190.07.

How big of a company is Waters?

Waters has a market capitalization of $11.81 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. Waters employs 7,200 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Waters.

What is Waters' official website?

The official website for Waters is http://www.waters.com/.

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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Waters (NYSE WAT)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  408 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  561 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  969
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Waters and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WAT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WAT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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