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Waters Stock Forecast, Price & News

+4.96 (+1.39 %)
(As of 10/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume384,593 shs
Average Volume374,252 shs
Market Capitalization$22.15 billion
P/E Ratio34.12
Dividend YieldN/A
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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
$9.56 per share
Book Value
$3.74 per share


Net Income
$521.57 million




Market Cap
$22.15 billion
Next Earnings Date
11/2/2021 (Confirmed)

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Overall MarketRank

1.86 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

505th out of 864 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

17th out of 30 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 3.9Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Waters (NYSE:WAT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Waters a buy right now?

10 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Waters?

Wall Street analysts have given Waters a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Waters wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies 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, November 2nd 2021.
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How can I listen to Waters' earnings call?

Waters will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, November 2nd at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 3rd. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.29 by $0.31. The medical instruments supplier had revenue of $681.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $625.36 million. Waters had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 387.10% and a net margin of 24.73%. The firm's revenue was up 31.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $2.10 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 shares have increased by 96.1% and is now trading at $361.01.
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What guidance has Waters issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waters updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 10th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $10.500-$10.700 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $10.080. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.70 billion-$2.77 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.67 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WAT?

10 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Waters' shares. Their forecasts range from $185.00 to $400.00. On average, they anticipate Waters' stock price to reach $301.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 16.4%.
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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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.48%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (0.11%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.09%), Unigestion Holding SA (0.06%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.06%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%). 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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Which institutional investors are selling Waters stock?

WAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Schweiz AG, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Unigestion Holding SA, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc., and Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.. 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, Robert G Carson, Sherry Buck, 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 MEAG MUNICH ERGO Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Private Advisor Group LLC, Sciencast Management LP, NuWave Investment Management LLC, Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, Baillie Gifford & Co., and Focused Wealth 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 $361.01.

How much money does Waters make?

Waters has a market capitalization of $22.15 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 $9.05 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 or via email at [email protected].

This page was last updated on 10/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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