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Waters Price Target & Analyst Ratings (NYSE:WAT)

+4.07 (+1.70 %)
(As of 01/22/2020 09:09 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $243.67
50-Day Range
MA: $232.00
52-Week Range
Now: $243.67
Volume727,186 shs
Average Volume338,060 shs
Market Capitalization$15.70 billion
P/E Ratio30.01
Dividend YieldN/A

Analyst Ratings

Waters (NYSE:WAT) Price Target and Consensus Rating

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.
11 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Waters in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $210.75, suggesting that the stock has a possible downside of 13.51%. The high price target for WAT is $260.00 and the low price target for WAT is $177.00. There are currently 6 sell ratings and 5 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Sell."
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: SellHoldHoldHold
Consensus Rating Score: 1.451.561.501.67
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Sell Rating(s)
5 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
4 Sell Rating(s)
5 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
6 Sell Rating(s)
3 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
5 Sell Rating(s)
6 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: $210.75$213.50$207.40$209.73
Price Target Upside: 13.51% downside5.09% downside0.29% downside3.18% downside

Waters (NYSE:WAT) Consensus Price Target History

Average Share Price and Price Target by Month

The chart below shows how a company's share price and consensus price target have changed over time. The dark blue line represents the company's actual price. The lighter blue line represents the stock's consensus price target. The even lighter blue range in the background of the two lines represents the low price target and the high price target for each stock.


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Waters (NYSE:WAT) Analyst Ratings History

DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
1/8/2020Needham & Company LLCDowngradeHold ➝ UnderperformMedium
1/7/2020Wells Fargo & CoInitiated CoverageUnderweight$215.00High
1/6/2020CitigroupInitiated CoverageSell$190.00Medium
1/3/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ NeutralMedium
12/4/2019BTIG ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
11/14/2019Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHold$210.00Medium
10/9/2019BarclaysDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$210.00 ➝ $195.00Low
6/12/2019Cleveland ResearchDowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderperformMedium
5/30/2019Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageUnderperform ➝ UnderperformLow
4/24/2019UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$248.00 ➝ $230.00Low
4/24/2019Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$211.00 ➝ $209.00Low
12/12/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$185.00 ➝ $180.00Low
12/9/2018Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Sell$200.83Low
10/10/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$204.00 ➝ $211.00Medium
10/8/2018Leerink SwannDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformHigh
7/17/2018Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$230.00 ➝ $211.00Medium
4/25/2018Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$200.00Medium
4/25/2018CowenReiterated RatingHold$215.00Medium
1/23/2018William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformLow
(Data available from 1/22/2018 forward)
This page was last updated on 1/22/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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