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Morning Trending Tickers: Waters Corporation, (WAT)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 14.75 B. Since its IPO date on the 11/17/1995, Waters Corporation, WAT performance year to date is 35.98%. Today Waters Corporation, WAT has gained 0.19%, with a current price of 183.08.

Ownership of the company is 2.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 11.50%, with return on investment at 13.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Waters Corporation, WAT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.69. While Total debt/equity is 0.78. With a profit margin of 24.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 58.80%, and operating margin of 28.80%. Waters Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 6, while the quick ratio is 5.5.

For the last year Waters Corporation, WAT has seen a EPS growth of 13.50%. A performance for the year of 23.54%. The 52-week high is -2.44%, and the 52-week low is 37.29%. The average volume for Waters Corporation, WAT is 2281.

With a target price of 178.87, can Waters Corporation, WAT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Waters Corporation, WAT. Waters Corporation has a P/E of 27.82 and a forward P/E of 22.88. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.08. Waters Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.73 and 6.11 respectively. For P/cash, Waters Corporation has a value of 4.97, while it is 35.24 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 183.08, Waters Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 23.40%.

Looking more long-term Waters Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.03%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.17% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 13.50% for this year and for the last five years a 6.40% growth has been seen.

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