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How has Waters Corporation:(NYSE:WAT) performed recently?

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 12579.3. It is in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 26.56, a forward P/E of 22.17 and EPS of 5.96. At a stock price of 158.27 (0.04%) it has a dividend yield of *TBA.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 6.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by 11.40%. The next year growth is going to be about 8.63% and more long-term 9.75% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 24.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 4.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 8.50%.

For performance, Waters Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 0.02%. For the last month performance for Waters Corporation is 1.01%. While the last quarter is 11.09% and half year, 21.61%. Finally for the year, performance is 34.84%.

The 52-week high for Waters Corporation, is at -2.62%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 41.31%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.55% and 14.32% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.47%, and for the month it is 1.62%. Waters Corporation, has a target price of 158.62.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.76, and for total debt/equity Waters Corporation has 0.82. The gross margin is 58.70%, while operating margin is 27.70%, the profit margin is 23.30%. The current ratio is 6.5 and the quick ratio is 6.

Insider ownership is at 3.10%, with instituitional ownership at 96.50%. Waters Corporation has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 79.48. The shares float is 76.96, with the float short at 3.50%, with short ratio coming to 5.98.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Waters Corporation, get 11.40%, with its returns on investment at 13.30%. Return on equity is 23.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 158.62, reached soon?

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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