Waters Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.90 (+0.75 %)
(As of 08/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume630,765 shs
Average Volume393,007 shs
Market Capitalization$24.17 billion
P/E Ratio39.69
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About Waters

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. The company has a collaboration with Genovis AB to develop and market biopharmaceutical characterization workflows based on the its BioAccord LC-MS System, Andrew+ pipetting robot and Genovis SmartEnzymes. Waters Corporation was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts.


Waters (NYSE:WAT) Announces  Earnings Results
Waters (NYSE:WAT) Announces Earnings Results
August 3, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Waters (NYSE:WAT) Issues Q3 Earnings Guidance
Waters (NYSE:WAT) Issues Q3 Earnings Guidance
August 3, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Waters (NYSE:WAT) Releases FY21 Earnings Guidance
Waters (NYSE:WAT) Releases FY21 Earnings Guidance
August 3, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Waters (NYSE:WAT) Issues Q3 2021 Earnings Guidance
Waters (NYSE:WAT) Issues Q3 2021 Earnings Guidance
August 3, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Waters (NYSE:WAT) Updates FY 2021 Earnings Guidance
Waters (NYSE:WAT) Updates FY 2021 Earnings Guidance
August 3, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
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Overall MarketRank

1.86 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

482nd out of 844 stocks

Analytical Instruments Industry

16th out of 28 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 3.9Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Waters (NYSE:WAT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Waters a buy right now?

8 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities 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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Are investors shorting Waters?

Waters saw a increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,310,000 shares, an increase of 31.3% from the June 15th total of 997,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 406,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.2 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Waters' next earnings date?

Waters is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 3rd 2021.
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How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 3rd. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.29 by $0.31. The medical instruments supplier earned $681.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $625.36 million. Waters had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 1,107.70% and a net margin of 24.56%. Waters's revenue for the quarter was up 31.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $2.10 earnings per share.
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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. Since then, WAT stock has increased by 112.8% and is now trading at $391.75.
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What guidance has Waters issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waters issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $10.560-10.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $10.15.

What price target have analysts set for WAT?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Waters' stock. Their forecasts range from $185.00 to $400.00. On average, they anticipate Waters' share price to reach $271.25 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 30.8%.
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Who are Waters' key executives?

Waters' management team includes the following people:
  • Dr. Udit Batra, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 50, Pay $1.28M)
  • Dr. Michael C. Harrington Ph.D., Consultant (Age 60, Pay $774.57k)
  • Mr. Ian S. King, Consultant (Age 64, Pay $660.98k)
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Pratt, Sr. VP of Waters Division (Age 51, Pay $653.3k)
  • Mr. Amol Chaubal, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 45)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Welch, Sr. VP of Global Operations
  • Mr. Bryan Paul Brokmeier C.F.A., CFA, Sr. Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Keeley A. Aleman, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 44)
  • Kevin Kempskie, Sr. Director of PR
  • Ms. Kristen Garvey, VP of Corp. Communications

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.

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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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Marathon Asset Management LLP (0.70%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.55%), Beck Mack & Oliver LLC (0.45%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.44%), Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY (0.42%) and PGGM Investments (0.26%). 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, Linda Baddour, Mark T Beaudouin, Michael C Harrington, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson and Sherry Buck.
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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 Mondrian Investment Partners LTD, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Unigestion Holding SA, Boston Financial Mangement LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Baillie Gifford & Co., Alliancebernstein L.P., and Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY. Company insiders that have sold Waters company stock in the last year include Edward Conard, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Linda Baddour, 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 Marathon Asset Management LLP, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Handelsbanken Fonder AB, LaFleur & Godfrey LLC, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Tuttle Tactical Management, and Marshall Financial Group LLC.
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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 $391.75.

How much money does Waters make?

Waters has a market capitalization of $24.17 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 8/3/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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