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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 0.04% today. In the last week its performance is 1.27%, and 18.33% for the past quarter. Currently, Waters Corporation, WAT has a target price of 157.64, so today’s gain of 0.04% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.12%.

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), has a market cap of 12819.2, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 96.30%.

At the current price of 160.33, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 157.64. 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 26.89, as well as a forward P/E of 22.45.

With a current EPS of 5.96, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.61%,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 27.37%. Since its IPO date on 11/17/1995, the total performance to date is 19.08%.

Volume today for Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), is 158032, while its average volume is 447.84. Whilst the total gain today was 0.04%, it did have a day high of -0.55%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.01%, and 1.39% for the month. The 52-week low for Waters Corporation, WAT has been 43.15%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.55%.

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 2.76, and the P/S is 6.11, along with a P/B of 6.02. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 4.93.

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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