Analysts See $1.71 EPS for Waters Corporation (WAT)

July 19, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

 Analysts See $1.71 EPS for Waters Corporation (WAT)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.2 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 47 investors sold Waters Corporation shares while 166 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 153 raised stakes. 72.18 million shares or 1.11% more from 71.39 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Laurion Cap Ltd Partnership holds 0.01% or 6,300 shares in its portfolio. Burney owns 13,444 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Independent Investors Incorporated reported 3.5% of its portfolio in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Adage Prns Group Incorporated Ltd Llc invested 0.03% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Nottingham invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). 10,117 are held by Inv Mngmt Of Virginia Limited. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Inc reported 231,679 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Garrison Finance Corp has 0.15% invested in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) for 1,744 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) for 11,023 shares. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insur reported 0% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Mackenzie Fin stated it has 245,368 shares. Conning Inc holds 0.01% or 2,058 shares in its portfolio. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv invested 0.28% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Plante Moran Fin Advsrs Limited Liability Corp holds 0.01% or 90 shares in its portfolio. Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc stated it has 56,708 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings.

Since February 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 20 sales for $44.09 million activity. On Friday, February 3 the insider BEAUDOUIN MARK T sold $6.70M. Shares for $4.05M were sold by TERRICCIANO DAVID. 10,000 Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) shares with value of $1.83 million were sold by Khanna Rohit. $843,720 worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) shares were sold by GLIMCHER LAURIE H M.D.. 620 shares valued at $106,807 were sold by SILVEIRA MICHAEL F on Friday, May 12. Shares for $3.40M were sold by Kelly Terrence P on Thursday, May 4. BERENDT MICHAEL J also sold $174,010 worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Wednesday, May 10.

Wall Street await Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) to release earnings on July, 25 before the open. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $1.71, up exactly $0.13 or 8.23 % from 2014’s $1.58 EPS. The expected WAT’s profit could reach $135.56M giving the stock 26.74 P/E in the case that $1.71 earnings per share is reported. After posting $1.46 EPS for the previous quarter, Waters Corporation’s analysts now forecast 17.12 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $182.91. About 440,812 shares traded or 3.54% up from the average. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 30.08% since July 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.38% the S&P500.

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Waters Corporation had 28 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 6 by William Blair. On Wednesday, August 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. The stock of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Zacks. The stock of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 25 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Mizuho maintained the shares of WAT in report on Wednesday, July 29 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, April 26. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, September 10 to “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 6. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Thursday, August 27.

Waters Corporation is an analytical instrument manufacturer. The company has market cap of $14.50 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Waters and TA. It has a 27.84 P/E ratio. It designs, makes, sells and services high performance liquid chromatography , ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC and together with HPLC, referred to as LC) and mass spectrometry (MS) technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products and post-warranty service plans.

Another recent and important Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “Waters Corporation Elects Flemming Ornskov to Board of Directors” on June 22, 2017.

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