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Waters Stock Forecast, Price & News

+5.15 (+2.21 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $237.74
50-Day Range
MA: $224.00
52-Week Range
Now: $237.74
Volume377,022 shs
Average Volume542,437 shs
Market Capitalization$14.75 billion
P/E Ratio29.61
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: 1.8Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.49 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$12.62 per share
Book Value($3.36) per share


Net Income$592.20 million


Market Cap$14.75 billion
Next Earnings Date2/2/2021 (Estimated)
+5.15 (+2.21 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Waters (NYSE:WAT) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Waters' stock was trading at $184.10 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WAT stock has increased by 29.1% and is now trading at $237.74.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Waters?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waters in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings and 7 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Waters?

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

11 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Waters' shares. Their forecasts range from $145.00 to $235.00. On average, they anticipate Waters' share price to reach $202.82 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 14.7%.
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Are investors shorting Waters?

Waters saw a decrease in short interest in October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,750,000 shares, a decrease of 17.1% from the October 15th total of 2,110,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 428,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.1 days. Currently, 2.8% of the company's shares are short sold.
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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. Sherry L. Buck, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 56, Pay $559.22k)
  • Ms. Keeley A. Aleman, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 43, Pay $299.75k)
  • Mr. Christopher James O'Connell, Advisor (Age 53, Pay $1.08M)
  • Dr. Michael C. Harrington Ph.D., Sr. VP of Global Markets (Age 59, Pay $521.97k)
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Pratt, Sr. VP & Pres of TA Instruments (Age 50, Pay $369.35k)
  • Dr. Udit Batra, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 49)
  • 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 46)

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 shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.02%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (6.45%), State Street Corp (4.44%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (1.37%), O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC (0.68%) and UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.63%). 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 institutional investors are selling Waters stock?

WAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Inc., Natixis, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., State Street Corp, Federated Hermes Inc., and Paloma Partners Management Co. Company insiders that have sold Waters company stock in the last year include Christopher J Oconnell, Francis Kim, Ian King, Joann A Reed, Keeley A Aleman, Michael C Harrington, Michael J Berendt, Robert G Carson, and Sherry Buck.
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Which institutional investors are buying Waters stock?

WAT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P., AQR Capital Management LLC, Jupiter Asset Management Ltd., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, and Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
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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 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 $237.74.

How big of a company is Waters?

Waters has a market capitalization of $14.75 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 12/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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