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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT)?

The company in question is, Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) currently with a stock price of 157.01 (-0.15% today). The market cap for Waters Corporation is 12708.95, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Instruments & Supplies industry. The target price for Waters Corporation is 157.64. Currently Waters Corporation is trading with a P/E of 26.39, and a forward P/E of 22.03. Average volume for Waters Corporation is 461.45 and so far today it is 143454.

Performance in the last year for Waters Corporation has been 19.55%. For EPS growth, Waters Corporation has seen a growth of 11.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.61%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.80% over the last five years and could be 9.75% for the next five years. Waters Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 8.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 24.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 9.16%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 18.14%.

Since the IPO date for Waters Corporation on the 11/17/1995, Waters Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 16.84%. With Waters Corporation trading at 157.01, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 5.96.

So could Waters Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 26.39. The PEG is 2.71, P/S is 6.05 and the P/B is at 5.91. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Waters Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.82.

In terms of margins, Waters Corporation has a gross margin of 58.70%, an operating margin of 27.70% and a profit margin of 23.30%.Payout ratio for Waters Corporation is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 11.40% with return on investment coming to 13.30%.

Insider ownership for Waters Corporation, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 96.10%. Outstanding shares are at 80.82. While shares float is 77.33. The float short is currently 4.21%, and short ratio is 7.05.

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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