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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 12090.14. It is in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 26.35, a forward P/E of 21.48 and EPS of 5.65. At a stock price of 147.78 (-0.77%) 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 8.92% and more long-term 8.78% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 0.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 4.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 3.20%.

For performance, Waters Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 2.16%. For the last month performance for Waters Corporation is 10.02%. While the last quarter is 7.68% and half year, 17.97%. Finally for the year, performance is 13.79%.

The 52-week high for Waters Corporation, is at -2.42%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 31.95%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.77% and 13.27% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.34%, and for the month it is 1.66%. Waters Corporation, has a target price of 139.13.

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 58.50%, while operating margin is 27.20%, the profit margin is 22.70%. The current ratio is 6.3 and the quick ratio is 5.8.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 96.40%. Waters Corporation has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 81.18. The shares float is 77.3, with the float short at 3.98%, with short ratio coming to 6.71.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Waters Corporation, get 11.10%, with its returns on investment at 13.30%. Return on equity is 23.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 139.13, 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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