NYSE:WAT - Waters Price Target & Analyst Ratings Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $188.97 -2.22 (-1.16 %) (As of 12/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$188.97Today's Range$188.28 - $191.2652-Week Range$167.93 - $220.20Volume468,274 shsAverage Volume539,467 shsMarket Capitalization$14.31 billionP/E Ratio25.23Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.97 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Analyst Ratings Waters (NYSE:WAT) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?) MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.16 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Waters in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $205.3450, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 8.67%. The high price target for WAT is $230.00 and the low price target for WAT is $180.00. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Hold."Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days AgoConsensus Rating: HoldHoldHoldHoldConsensus Rating Score: 2.002.132.132.29Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Rating(s)10 Hold Rating(s)3 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)1 Sell Rating(s)11 Hold Rating(s)3 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)2 Sell Rating(s)10 Hold Rating(s)4 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)1 Sell Rating(s)10 Hold Rating(s)6 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)Consensus Price Target: $205.3450$206.0769$205.50$206.5333Price Target Upside: 8.67% upside14.37% upside5.55% upside3.86% upsideWaters (NYSE:WAT) Consensus Price Target History Waters (NYSE:WAT) Analyst Ratings History Show: Only the Most Recent Rating From Each Brokerage All Ratings For This Stock DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails12/12/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$185.00 ➝ $180.00Low12/9/2018Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Sell$200.83Low10/24/2018UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$210.00 ➝ $200.00High10/24/2018BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$200.00 ➝ $190.00High10/11/2018Cleveland ResearchUpgradeSell ➝ NeutralHigh10/10/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$204.00 ➝ $211.00Medium10/8/2018Leerink SwannDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformHigh7/25/2018Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$201.00 ➝ $212.00Medium7/17/2018Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$230.00 ➝ $211.00Medium7/16/2018Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$190.00Medium4/25/2018Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$200.00Medium4/25/2018CowenReiterated RatingHold$215.00Medium1/25/2018BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow1/24/2018CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$190.00 ➝ $223.00N/A1/23/2018William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformLow1/3/2018Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageIn-Line$198.00Medium10/25/2017Deutsche BankBoost Price TargetHold$199.00 ➝ $200.00N/A7/13/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$195.00 ➝ $205.00Low4/25/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$170.00 ➝ $190.00Low(Data available from 12/16/2016 forward) This page was last updated on 12/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Should I follow buy, hold and sell recommendations?