Waters Corporation (WAT) EPS Estimated At $1.71

July 17, 2017 - By Vivian Park

 Waters Corporation (WAT) EPS Estimated At $1.71
Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.20, from 1.2 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, 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.
Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mngmt stated it has 5,946 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Ls Inv Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 3,612 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Brown Management Limited Liability has 0.07% invested in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) for 37,074 shares. Cornerstone Limited Liability Com reported 0.03% stake. Adage Partners Lc holds 0.03% or 84,789 shares. Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability invested in 0.01% or 46,132 shares. Suntrust Banks reported 2,321 shares. Ardevora Asset Mngmt Llp has 179,700 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas has 14,000 shares. Commonwealth Equity Services stated it has 2,535 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund owns 6,140 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Moreover, Amer Century Cos has 0.04% invested in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Everpoint Asset Limited Liability stated it has 140,000 shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. Parametric Port Associate holds 137,457 shares. Amica Retiree Medical accumulated 696 shares.

Since February 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 20 selling transactions for $44.09 million activity. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $174,010 was sold by BERENDT MICHAEL J. Shares for $788,666 were sold by Cassis Eugene G on Monday, June 5. $2.58 million worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) shares were sold by Khanna Rohit. BEAUDOUIN MARK T sold $6.70M worth of stock or 46,000 shares. Another trade for 24,000 shares valued at $4.21M was made by Harrington Michael C on Friday, May 19. $3.40 million worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) shares were sold by Kelly Terrence P.

Wall Street await Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) to release earnings on July, 25. 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 $137.38M giving the stock 27.08 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 increased 1.00% or $1.83 during the last trading session, reaching $185.22. About 494,082 shares traded or 15.39% up from the average. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 30.08% since July 17, 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 rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 25. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equalweight” rating in Wednesday, July 27 report. As per Tuesday, April 5, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann given on Thursday, November 10. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Tuesday, June 6 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank initiated Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Thursday, January 7 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann on Wednesday, October 28 with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies.

Waters Corporation is an analytical instrument manufacturer. The company has market cap of $14.88 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Waters and TA. It has a 28.2 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.

More news for Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “Waters Corporation Elects Flemming Ornskov to Board of Directors” on June 22, 2017. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “Waters Shares Up 37% So Far In 2017; Deutsche Bank Downgrades To Hold” and published on July 10, 2017 is yet another important article.

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