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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Waters Corporation, WAT

Waters Corporation, WAT is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Instruments & Supplies in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Waters Corporation, WAT  has a market cap of 12666.6. Since its IPO date on the 11/17/1995, Waters Corporation, WAT performance year to date is 16.89%. Today Waters Corporation, WAT has gained -0.13%, with a current price of 157.31.

Ownership of the company is 3.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 96.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 11.40%, with return on investment at 13.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Waters Corporation, WAT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.76. While Total debt/equity is 0.82. With a profit margin of 23.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 58.70%, and operating margin of 27.70%. Waters Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 6.5, while the quick ratio is 6.

For the last year Waters Corporation, WAT has seen a EPS growth of 11.40%. A performance for the year of 32.91%. The 52-week high is -3.21%, and the 52-week low is 40.46%. The average volume for Waters Corporation, WAT is 455300.

With a target price of 157.64, can Waters Corporation, WAT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Waters Corporation, WAT. Waters Corporation has a P/E of 26.4 and a forward P/E of 22.04. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.71. Waters Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.03 and 5.91 respectively. For P/cash, Waters Corporation has a value of 4.87, while it is 25.22 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 157.31, Waters Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 23.70%.

Looking more long-term Waters Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.75%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.61% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 11.40% for this year and for the last five years a 6.80% growth has been seen.

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