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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) which is in the industry Medical Instruments & Supplies, gaining 1.01% today. In the last week its performance is -0.06%, and 4.09% for the past quarter. Currently, Waters Corporation, WAT has a target price of 158.69, so today’s gain of 1.01% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.80%.

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), has a market cap of 12622.27, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 3.10%, and institutional ownership is 96.30%.

At the current price of 156.74, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 158.69. This is with a profit margin of 23.30%, and total debt/equity of 0.82. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has a P/E of 26.3, as well as a forward P/E of 21.92.

With a current EPS of 5.96, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.76%,Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 6.80%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 9.75%.

Performance for the year is 28.91%. Since its IPO date on 11/17/1995, the total performance to date is 16.47%.

Volume today for Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), is 409500, while its average volume is 470.26. Whilst the total gain today was 1.01%, it did have a day high of -3.56%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.11%, and 1.26% for the month. The 52-week low for Waters Corporation, WAT has been 39.95%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.56%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 13.30%, and its return on assets is 11.40%. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has an operating margin of 27.70%. With a sales growth of 8.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Waters Corporation, WAT is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.76, and has a current ratio of 6.5 and 6 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Waters Corporation? Well its PEG is 2.7, and the P/S is 6.01, along with a P/B of 5.89. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 4.86.

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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