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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 12384.25. Since its IPO date on the 11/17/1995, Waters Corporation, WAT performance year to date is 15.10%. Today Waters Corporation, WAT has gained 0.05%, with a current price of 154.9.

Ownership of the company is 3.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 96.50%. 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 28.44%. The 52-week high is -4.69%, and the 52-week low is 38.30%. The average volume for Waters Corporation, WAT is 352461.

With a target price of 158.62, can Waters Corporation, WAT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Waters Corporation, WAT. Waters Corporation has a P/E of 25.99 and a forward P/E of 21.7. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.67. Waters Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.9 and 5.82 respectively. For P/cash, Waters Corporation has a value of 4.76, while it is 24.66 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 154.9, 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 8.63% 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.

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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