Waters Corp (WAT)

WAT (NYSE:Health Services) EQUITY
pos +0.43
Today's Range: 154.67 - 156.36 | WAT Avg Daily Volume: 643,700
Last Update: 03/22/17 - 4:02 PM EDT
Volume: 412,983
YTD Performance: 15.70%
Open: $156.12
Previous Close: $155.49
52 Week Range: $128.75 - $162.53
Oustanding Shares: 80,085,831
Market Cap: 12,482,177,620
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for WAT
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 6 6 6 4
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 8 8 8 9
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.29 2.29 2.29 2.52
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 24.32
Price Earnings Comparisons:
WAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
24.32 24.30 30.50
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
14.63% 19.47% 40.41%
Revenue 6.10 0.10 0.04
Net Income 11.20 0.20 0.05
EPS 13.50 0.20 0.07
Earnings for WAT:
Revenue 2.17B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/17) Qtr (06/17) FY (12/17) FY (12/18)
Average Estimate $1.33 $1.67 $7.02 $7.62
Number of Analysts 12 10 13 12
High Estimate $1.40 $1.70 $7.10 $7.82
Low Estimate $1.30 $1.64 $6.97 $7.51
Prior Year $1.26 $1.58 $6.62 $7.02
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 5.22% 5.76% 6.09% 8.46%
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bearishWaters downgraded at BofA/Merrill

Apr 5, 2016 | 7:29 AM EDT

WAT was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $137 price target. Company trades at a premium to its peers, but faces difficult near-term comps. 

bullishWaters upgraded at BofA/Merrill

Sep 10, 2015 | 7:41 AM EDT

WAT was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $140 price target. Stock has pulled back, but the company can deliver double-digit annual earnings growth over the next few years. 

bullishWaters upgraded at Wells

Jul 29, 2015 | 8:03 AM EDT

WAT was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Company's biopharma strength is sustainable. 


Paul Price

 | Nov 4, 2014 | 3:00 PM EST

Remember: It's optional.


Paul Price

 | Oct 1, 2014 | 9:00 AM EDT

This solid niche manufacturing name offers high quality at a reasonable price. Here's how to get in.

bearishWaters downgraded at BofA/Merrill

Oct 23, 2013 | 8:04 AM EDT

WAT was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $105 price target. 2014 could be another rebuilding year for the company. 

bearishWaters downgraded at Mizuho

Oct 14, 2013 | 7:13 AM EDT

WAT was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Mizuho said. $110 price target. See near-term choppiness in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic markets, following recent surveys. 

bullishWaters upgraded at Goldman

Jun 25, 2013 | 8:05 AM EDT

WAT was upgraded to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $120 price target. Company is seeing better end-market demand. 


Doug Kass

 | Jun 25, 2013 | 7:49 AM EDT
Let's take a peek at overnight and early-morning price action.

bearishWaters downgraded at JP Morgan

Jan 3, 2013 | 8:21 AM EST

WAT was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Company is operating near peak margins and may face increased competition. 

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