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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 11090.23. Since its IPO date on the 11/17/1995, Waters Corporation, WAT performance year to date is 2.27%. Today Waters Corporation, WAT has gained -1.08%, with a current price of 136.14.

Ownership of the company is 3.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at *TBA, 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 0.73. While Total debt/equity is 0.79. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 58.60%, and operating margin of *TBA. Waters Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 6.8, while the quick ratio is 6.2.

For the last year Waters Corporation, WAT has seen a EPS growth of 11.40%. A performance for the year of 3.62%. The 52-week high is -16.24%, and the 52-week low is 21.55%. The average volume for Waters Corporation, WAT is 57275.

With a target price of 157.07, can Waters Corporation, WAT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Waters Corporation, WAT. Waters Corporation has a P/E of 30.25 and a forward P/E of 19.32. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.3. Waters Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.98 and 4.92 respectively. For P/cash, Waters Corporation has a value of 4.09, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 136.14, Waters Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Waters Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.16%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.80% 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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