Waters Corporation (WAT):
The company’s earnings per share shows growth of 10.50% for the current year and expected to arrive earnings growth for the next year at 13.98% . Analyst projected EPS growth for the next 5 years at10.32%. The company’s EPS growth rate for past five years was 6.40%. The earnings growth rate for the next years is an important measure for investors planning to hold onto a stock for several years. The company’s earnings will usually have a direct relationship to the price of the company’s stock. The stock observed Sales growth of 4.60% during past 5 years. EPS growth quarter over quarter stands at 8.20% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is at 2.20%.
Waters Corporation (WAT) settled with change of -0.80% pushing the price on the $193.88 per share in recent trading session ended on Thursday. The latest trading activity showed that the stock price is 15.45% off from its 52-week low and traded with move of -11.95% from high printed in the last 52-week period. The Company kept 72.26M Floating Shares and holds 77.62M shares outstanding.
Shares price moved with -5.26% from its 50 Day high and distanced at 15.45% from 50 Day low. Analyses consensus rating score stands at 2.8. For the next one year period, the average of individual price target estimates referred by covering sell-side analysts is $193.27.
As took short look on profitability, the firm profit margin which was recorded 2.30%, and operating margin was noted at 30.30%. The company maintained a Gross Margin of 59.20%. The Institutional ownership of the firm is 95.80% while Insiders ownership is 0.20%. Company has kept return on investment (ROI) at 14.00% over the previous 12 months and has been able to maintain return on asset (ROA) at 1.20% for the last twelve months. Return on equity (ROE) recorded at 2.70%.
Waters Corporation (WAT) stock recent traded volume stands with 789368 shares as compared with its average volume of 623.65K shares. The relative volume observed at 1.27.
Trading volume can help an investor identify momentum in a stock and confirm a trend. If trading volume increases, prices generally move in the same direction. That is, if a security is continuing higher in an uptrend, the volume of the security should also increase and vice versa. Trading volume can also signal when an investor should take profits and sell a security due to low activity. If there is no relationship between the trading volume and the price of a security, this signals weakness in the current trend and a possible reversal.
The current ratio of 6.6 is mainly used to give an idea of a company’s ability to pay back its liabilities (debt and accounts payable) with its assets (cash, marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivable). As such, current ratio can be used to make a rough estimate of a company’s financial health. The quick ratio of 5.9 is a measure of how well a company can meet its short-term financial liabilities with quick assets (cash and cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and accounts receivable). The higher the ratio, the more financially secure a company is in the short term. A common rule of thumb is that companies with a quick ratio of greater than 1.0 are sufficiently able to meet their short-term liabilities.
The long term debt/equity shows a value of 0.61 with a total debt/equity of 0.61. It gives the investors the idea on the company’s financial leverage, measured by apportioning total liabilities by its stockholders equity. It also illustrates how much debt the corporation is using to finance its assets in relation to the value represented in shareholders’ equity.
Moving averages help technical traders track the trends of financial assets by smoothing out the day-to-day price fluctuations, or noise. By identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades. The shorter the period of a moving average, the more rapidly it will change with price action. However, it is more likely to provide less reliable signals compared to those provided by a longer-term moving average. The longer the period of a moving average, the more slowly it will change with price action. However, the signals it provides are more reliable.
Waters Corporation (WAT) stock moved down -2.18% in contrast to its 20 day moving average displaying short-term a downside movement of stock. It shifted 1.01% above its 50-day simple moving average. This is showing medium-term bullish trend based on SMA 50. The stock price went underground -1.08% from its 200-day simple moving average identifying long-term declining trend.
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