Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By Waters Corp. (NYSE: WAT)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Waters Corporation Schedules Fourth Quarter 2023 Earnings Conference Call.

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Stocks Info

Waters Corp. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Healthcare sector and is a part of the Diagnostics & Research industry. The current market capitalization of Waters Corp. is $18.97B. A total of 0.51 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 472.85K shares.

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, WAT has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 5 BUYs and 8 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 10,883 shares during that period but sold 7,240.

In the most recent transaction, KUEBLER CHRISTOPHER A sold 4,000 shares of WAT for 291.48 per share on Aug 04. After the transaction, the Director now owns 14,382 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 28, VERGNANO MARK P bought 3,185 shares at 313.32 per share. WAT shares that Director owns now total 3,557.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for WAT in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $297.41 with high estimates of $346.50 and low estimates of $250.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WAT has a high of $346.98 and a low of $231.90.

As of this writing, WAT has an earnings estimate of $Caterpillar, Inc. per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of Walmart Inc. estimates, with a high estimate of $Nordic American Tankers Limited per share and a lower estimate of $Nasdaq Veles California Water I.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. WAT’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $569.28M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.60B in debt and $680.51M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $15.32, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $367.55M.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for WAT is Buy with a score of 2.86.

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