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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) which is in the industry Medical Instruments & Supplies, gaining 0.91% today. In the last week its performance is 4.77%, and 10.66% for the past quarter. Currently, Waters Corporation, WAT has a target price of 139.13, so today’s gain of 0.91% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.84%.

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), has a market cap of 11747.55, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 96.40%.

At the current price of 149.27, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 139.13. This is with a profit margin of 22.70%, and total debt/equity of 0.82. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has a P/E of 26.41, as well as a forward P/E of 21.6.

With a current EPS of 5.65, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.77%,Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 6.80%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 8.66%.

Performance for the year is 14.46%. Since its IPO date on 11/17/1995, the total performance to date is 10.92%.

Volume today for Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), is 252100, while its average volume is 468.34. Whilst the total gain today was 0.91%, it did have a day high of -1.43%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.74%, and 1.71% for the month. The 52-week low for Waters Corporation, WAT has been 33.28%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.43%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 13.30%, and its return on assets is 11.10%. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has an operating margin of 27.20%. With a sales growth of 3.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Waters Corporation, WAT is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.76, and has a current ratio of 6.3 and 5.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Waters Corporation? Well its PEG is 3.05, and the P/S is 5.71, along with a P/B of 5.77. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 4.69.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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