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NYSE:WAT

Waters - WAT Stock Forecast, Price & News

$287.63
+10.28 (+3.71%)
(As of 10/4/2022 03:32 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$281.52
$289.09
50-Day Range
$269.53
$365.55
52-Week Range
$269.37
$375.24
Volume
10,685 shs
Average Volume
373,882 shs
Market Capitalization
$17.22 billion
P/E Ratio
25.10
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$348.25

Waters MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.17 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
21.0% Upside
$348.25 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.25% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-1.15
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.24mentions of Waters in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
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.

2.24 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

207th out of 648 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

10th out of 29 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.

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WAT Company Calendar

Last Earnings
8/02/2022
Today
10/04/2022
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
$348.25
High Stock Price Forecast
$378.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$315.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+21.1%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.17
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$692.84 million
Pretax Margin
28.06%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.79 billion
Cash Flow
$14.45 per share
Book Value
$6.02 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
59,415,000
Market Cap
$17.22 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.88

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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. Christos Ross
    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?

6 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" WAT shares. 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?

6 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Waters' shares. Their WAT share price forecasts range from $315.00 to $378.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $348.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have WAT shares performed in 2022?

Waters' stock was trading at $372.60 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, WAT shares have decreased by 25.6% and is now trading at $277.35.
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When is Waters' next earnings date?

The company 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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.75 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.63 by $0.12. The medical instruments supplier earned $714.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $706.77 million. Waters had a net margin of 24.21% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 203.31%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.60 earnings per share.
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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, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.50-$2.60 for the period, compared to the consensus 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 Chief Executive Officer Udit Batra on Glassdoor.com. Udit Batra has an approval rating of 100% among the company's 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."

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 $277.35.

How much money does Waters make?

Waters (NYSE:WAT) has a market capitalization of $16.61 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?

The company 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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How can I contact Waters?

Waters' mailing address is 34 MAPLE STREET, MILFORD MA, 01757. The official website for the company 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 10/4/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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