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Waters Stock Forecast, Price & News

+5.43 (+2.07 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 07:38 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $268.33
50-Day Range
MA: $246.72
52-Week Range
Now: $268.33
Volume378,700 shs
Average Volume362,910 shs
Market Capitalization$16.65 billion
P/E Ratio33.42
Dividend YieldN/A
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's 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 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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Overall MarketRank

1.50 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

294th out of 1,258 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

7th out of 25 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.9Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Analytical instruments
Sub-IndustryLife Sciences Tools & Services



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.41 billion
Cash Flow$14.24 per share
Book Value($3.36) per share


Net Income$592.20 million


Market Cap$16.65 billion
Next Earnings Date2/2/2021 (Estimated)
+5.43 (+2.07 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 07:38 PM ET)
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Waters (NYSE:WAT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Waters' stock price 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 (WHO). Since then, WAT shares have increased by 45.8% and is now trading at $268.33.
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Is Waters a buy right now?

14 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 8 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Waters?

Wall Street analysts have given Waters a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Waters wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks 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, February 2nd 2021.
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How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 27th. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.93 by $0.23. The medical instruments supplier earned $593.78 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $547.15 million. Waters had a net margin of 22.61% and a negative return on equity of 349.31%.
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What price target have analysts set for WAT?

14 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Waters' shares. Their forecasts range from $145.00 to $240.00. On average, they anticipate Waters' share price to reach $208.55 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 22.3%.
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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 following people:
  • Ms. Keeley A. Aleman, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 44, Pay $299.75k)
  • Mr. Christopher James O'Connell, Advisor (Age 54, Pay $1.08M)
  • Dr. Michael C. Harrington Ph.D., Sr. VP of Global Markets (Age 60, Pay $521.97k)
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Pratt, Sr. VP & Pres of TA Instruments (Age 51, Pay $369.35k)
  • Dr. Udit Batra, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 50)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Welch, Sr. VP of Global Operations
  • Mr. Bryan Paul Brokmeier C.F.A., CFA, Sr. Director of Investor Relations
  • Kevin Kempskie, Sr. Director of PR
  • Mr. Robert G. Carson, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel. (Age 47)
  • Ms. Elizabeth B. Rae, Sr. VP of Global HR (Age 63)

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.59%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%), Investment House LLC (0.03%), Sheets Smith Wealth Management (0.02%), Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. (0.01%) and IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%). Company insiders that own Waters stock include Christopher J Oconnell, 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, Sherry Buck, Terrence P Kelly and Thomas P Salice.
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Which major investors are selling Waters stock?

WAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sheets Smith Wealth Management, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., and Investment House LLC. Company insiders that have sold Waters company stock in the last year include Christopher J Oconnell, Edward Conard, Francis Kim, Ian King, Keeley A Aleman, Michael C Harrington, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson, and Sherry Buck.
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Which major investors are buying Waters stock?

WAT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Trust Walden Corp, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Rockland Trust Co., Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Diversified Trust Co, Cypress Capital Group, and Fulton Bank N.A..
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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.

What is Waters' stock price today?

One share of WAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $268.33.

How big of a company is Waters?

Waters has a market capitalization of $16.65 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 7,000 workers across the globe.

What is Waters' official website?

The official website for Waters is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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