$2.11 EPS Expected for Waters Corporation (WAT)

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in 2019 Q1. Its up 0.01, from 0.83 in 2018Q4. It is positive, as 22 investors sold Waters Corporation shares while 201 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 62.30 million shares or 8.65% less from 68.20 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported.
Banque Pictet And Cie has invested 0.13% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Castleark Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 7,620 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Deutsche State Bank Ag has 0.06% invested in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Macquarie Group Inc Ltd owns 2,100 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman And stated it has 943 shares. Royal State Bank Of Canada invested in 191,970 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Tudor Inv Corporation Et Al accumulated 14,673 shares. Perkins Coie Trust has 400 shares. Twin Tree Management Ltd Partnership reported 0.01% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Royal London Asset Mngmt Limited holds 30,596 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec stated it has 3,475 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Gam Ag invested in 1,799 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt holds 737 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Two Sigma Securities Ltd Liability Corporation owns 920 shares. Btim Corp invested in 0.81% or 237,509 shares.

Since January 25, 2019, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $27.88 million activity. The insider Rae Elizabeth B sold $2.51 million. King Ian also sold $5.25M worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Monday, January 28. On Friday, January 25 the insider Kim Francis sold $206,694. On Wednesday, January 30 the insider SALICE THOMAS P sold $463,180. Shares for $4.60 million were sold by Harrington Michael C on Wednesday, January 30. BEAUDOUIN MARK T sold $6.28M worth of stock or 27,848 shares.

Analysts expect Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) to report $2.11 EPS on July, 23.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 8.21 % from last quarter’s $1.95 EPS. WAT’s profit would be $146.59M giving it 25.73 P/E if the $2.11 EPS is correct. After having $1.60 EPS previously, Waters Corporation’s analysts see 31.88 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $217.13. About 596,473 shares traded. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 5.50% since July 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.07% the S&P500.

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering Waters (NYSE:WAT), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Waters had 4 analyst reports since January 24, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, April 24 by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, January 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”. As per Wednesday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. UBS maintained Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) rating on Wednesday, April 24. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $23000 target.

Waters Corporation operates as an analytical instrument maker in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $15.09 billion. It operates through two divisions, Waters and TA. It has a 27.82 P/E ratio. It designs, makes, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products, and comprehensive post-warranty service plans.

More notable recent Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results – Business Wire” on January 23, 2019, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Human Glycome Project Boosted by Support of Critical Goods and Services from Genos, New England Biolabs and Waters Corporation – PRNewswire” published on June 17, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Waters: Q1 Sales Disappoint, So Put Buying Plans On Hold – Seeking Alpha” on June 23, 2019. More interesting news about Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Waters Corporation (WAT) – Yahoo Finance” published on June 14, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Is Ameren Corporation (AEE) A Good Stock To Buy? – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: June 20, 2019.

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