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NYSE:WATWaters Stock Price, Forecast & News

+1.89 (+0.95 %)
(As of 05/29/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $199.85
50-Day Range
MA: $188.55
52-Week Range
Now: $199.85
Volume1.20 million shs
Average Volume504,038 shs
Market Capitalization$12.37 billion
P/E Ratio24.58
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.7Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.21 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Analytical instruments
Sub-IndustryLife Sciences Tools & Services



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.41 billion
Cash Flow$11.14 per share
Book Value($5.46) per share


Net Income$592.20 million


Market Cap$12.37 billion
Next Earnings Date8/4/2020 (Estimated)

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Waters (NYSE:WAT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Waters' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

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 8.6% and is now trading at $199.85. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Waters?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last year. There are currently 6 sell ratings and 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." View analyst ratings for Waters.

When is Waters' next earnings date?

Waters is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 4th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Waters.

How were Waters' earnings last quarter?

Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 28th. The medical instruments supplier reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.24. The medical instruments supplier had revenue of $464.94 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $480.07 million. Waters had a return on equity of 1,937.83% and a net margin of 22.77%. The business's revenue was down 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.60 EPS. View Waters' earnings history.

What price target have analysts set for WAT?

10 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Waters' shares. Their forecasts range from $145.00 to $212.00. On average, they expect Waters' stock price to reach $176.38 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.7%. View analysts' price targets for Waters.

Has Waters been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about WAT stock have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Waters earned a daily sentiment score of -2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the medical instruments supplier a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutWaters.

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), Honeywell International (HON), Home Depot (HD), CVS Health (CVS), Raytheon Technologies (RTX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Walmart (WMT) and CSX (CSX).

Who are Waters' key executives?

Waters' management team includes the following people:
  • Christopher James O'Connell, Chairman & CEO (Age 52)
  • Mr. Christopher James O'Connell, Chairman & CEO (Age 52)
  • Ms. Sherry L. Buck, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Francis S. Kim, Sr. VP of Global Operations (Age 52)
  • Mr. Robert G. Carson, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel. & Interim Pres of TA Bus. (Age 45)

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (9.33%), BlackRock Inc. (8.65%), Fundsmith LLP (7.68%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (7.54%), State Street Corp (4.66%) and Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.81%). Company insiders that own Waters stock include Christopher A Kuebler, 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, Terrence P Kelly and Thomas P Salice. 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 Fundsmith LLP, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Mackenzie Financial Corp, APG Asset Management N.V., Deutsche Bank AG, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold Waters company stock in the last year include Edward Conard, Elizabeth B Rae, Francis Kim, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Keeley A Aleman, Laurie H MD Glimcher, and Mark T Beaudouin. View insider buying and selling activity for Waters.

Which major investors are buying Waters stock?

WAT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Schroder Investment Management Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Swiss National Bank, and Balyasny Asset Management LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Waters' stock price today?

One share of WAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $199.85.

How big of a company is Waters?

Waters has a market capitalization of $12.37 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 7,500 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 6/1/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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