NYSE:WAT - Waters Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$245.27 +0.30 (+0.12 %)
(As of 03/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$244.97
Today's Range$242.94 - $246.3750
52-Week Range$167.93 - $246.43
Volume510,326 shs
Average Volume656,485 shs
Market Capitalization$17.54 billion
P/E Ratio29.59
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.18
Waters Corporation, a specialty measurement company, provides analytical workflow solutions in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. It designs, manufactures, sells, and services high and ultra performance liquid chromatography technology, as well as mass spectrometry (MS) technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products, and post-warranty service plans. The company 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. In addition, the company offers thermal analysis, rheometry, and calorimetry instruments, which are used in predicting the suitability and stability of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, polymers, metals, and viscous liquids for use in various industrial, consumer good, and healthcare products, as well as for life science research. Its products are used by life sciences, 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry N/A
Sub-IndustryLife Sciences Tools & Services
SectorComputer and Technology
CUSIP94184810
Phone508-478-2000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.42 billion
Cash Flow$10.1059 per share
Book Value$20.69 per share

Profitability

Net Income$593.79 million

Miscellaneous

Employees7,246
Market Cap$17.54 billion
Next Earnings Date4/23/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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 has authorized a share repurchase plan 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 plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 23rd. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.64 by $0.23. The medical instruments supplier earned $715 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $702.74 million. Waters had a return on equity of 34.18% and a net margin of 24.54%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.51 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 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Waters.

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

Waters updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $9.20-9.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $9.18. Waters also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $9.20-9.45 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WAT?

14 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Waters' stock. Their forecasts range from $177.00 to $260.00. On average, they expect Waters' share price to reach $205.3715 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 16.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Waters.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Waters?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Waters.

Has Waters been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WAT stock have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Waters earned a daily sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the medical instruments supplier a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Waters' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Waters own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Waters investors own include Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), Alibaba Group (BABA), Home Depot (HD), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Walmart (WMT), Raytheon (RTN), Mcdonald's (MCD), Honeywell International (HON), Northrop Grumman (NOC) and Visa (V).

Who are Waters' key executives?

Waters' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Christopher James O'Connell, Chairman & CEO (Age 52)
  • Ms. Sherry L. Buck, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Dr. Michael C. Harrington, Sr. VP of Global Markets (Age 58)
  • Mr. Ian S. King, Sr. VP of Global Products (Age 62)
  • Mr. Eugene G. Cassis, Sr. Advisor (Age 62)

Who are Waters' major shareholders?

Waters' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.36%), Fundsmith LLP (6.51%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (6.42%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (5.83%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.32%) and Jensen Investment Management Inc. (1.39%). Company insiders that own Waters stock include Christopher A Kuebler, David Terricciano, Elizabeth B Rae, Eugene G Cassis, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Laurie H MD Glimcher, Mark T Beaudouin, Michael C Harrington, Michael F Silveira, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson, Rohit Khanna, Terrence P Kelly, Thomas P Salice and William J Miller. 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 Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd., Ownership Capital B.V., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., FMR LLC, Fundsmith LLP, Bessemer Group Inc. and Mackenzie Financial Corp. Company insiders that have sold Waters company stock in the last year include Christopher A Kuebler, Elizabeth B Rae, Joann A Reed, Mark T Beaudouin, Michael C Harrington, Michael F Silveira, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson, Terrence P Kelly and Thomas P Salice. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waters.

Which major investors are buying Waters stock?

WAT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, American Century Companies Inc., Nordea Investment Management AB, Citigroup Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Waters' stock price today?

One share of WAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $245.27.

How big of a company is Waters?

Waters has a market capitalization of $17.54 billion and generates $2.42 billion in revenue each year. The medical instruments supplier earns $593.79 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.29 on an earnings per share basis. Waters employs 7,246 workers across the globe.

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:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  361 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  477 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  838
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 3/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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