Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14.63 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Waters Corporation is 183.39 (with a change from open of 0.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 181.21. Volume today has so far reached 0, with an average volume of about 492.36. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.
The P/E ratio is 27.92, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.86. The current EPS for Waters Corporation, is 6.57, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 13.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 36.46%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Waters Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 9.48% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.03%. Quarter over quarter is 13.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 6.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 3.20%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 2.90% and institutional ownership is 95.80%. Shares outstanding is 79.75, while shares float is at a value of 76.45. Float short for Waters Corporation is 2.85% and the short ratio is 4.43.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.69, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.78. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 6, and the quick ratio is 5.5. The most recent gross margin is 58.80% and their operating margin is 28.80%. The profit margin is 24.30%.
Waters Corporation has seen returns on assets of 11.50%, and on investment, 13.20%. Return on equity is 23.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.09. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.68, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.13 and Price/cash is 4.93, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 34.95.
The simple moving averages are -0.11% and 17.13% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.27% and the 52 week low is 37.53%.
Waters Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 183.39. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Medical Instruments & Supplies, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Waters Corporation is based in USA.
Performance in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry means that Waters Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.37%, with performance for the month coming to -0.85%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 17.79%, and for the half year the performance is 22.86%. Volatility for this week is 1.34% and for the month this is 1.11%.
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