Waters Corp. Shares Approach 52-Week Low - Market Mover

The shares closed 1.1% above its 52-week low of $280.75, with trading volume higher than its 30 day average

Sep 16, 2022 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Waters Corp. Shares Approach 52-Week Low - Market Mover
Waters Corp. (WAT) shares closed today at 1.1% above its 52 week low of $280.75, giving the company a market cap of $17B. The stock is currently down 23.8% year-to-date, down 28.4% over the past 12 months, and up 51.2% over the past five years. This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.2%, and the S&P 500 fell 4.8%.

Trading Activity

  • Trading volume this week was 11.7% higher than the 20-day average.
  • Beta, a measure of the stock’s volatility relative to the overall market stands at 1.0.

Technical Indicators

  • The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the stock was under 30, indicating it may be underbought.
  • MACD, a trend-following momentum indicator, indicates a downward trend.
  • The stock closed below its Bollinger band, indicating it may be oversold.

Fundamentals & Catalysts

  • Over the past 12 months the company generated $766 million in earnings before interest and taxes from $2 billion in revenue. It currently holds $809 million in cash and $785 million in debt.
  • Its forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 32.014164529253755 is higher than its current P/E ratio of 24.21, implying that analysts are expecting a decrease in earnings.
  • The company's price/earnings-to-growth ratio (PEG Ratio), a widely used indicator of a stock's true value while also factoring in expected earnings growth, currently stands at 1.55. A fairly valued company should have a PEG ratio of 1.0. When a company's PEG exceeds 1.0, it's considered overvalued while a stock with a PEG of less than 1.0 is considered undervalued.
  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio, which measures the extent to which it finances its operations through debt, currently stands at 13.91 which means it currently has $13.91 of debt for every $1 of equity. Generally speaking, a debt to equity ratio below 1.0 is seen as relatively safe, while ratios of 2.0 or higher would be considered risky. Some industries are known for having much higher debt to equity ratios than others.
  • The company's price-to-book ratio, which measures the market's valuation of a company relative to its book value, currently stands at 86.09. This means that the stock is trading at a premium of 86 times relative to the company's book value which reflects the total value of a company's assets that shareholders of that company would receive if the company were to be liquidated.
  • The company's price-to-sales ratio, which shows how much the market values every dollar of the company's sales, currently stands at 7.92.
  • The company's enterprise value-to-revenue multiple, which is often used to determine a company's valuation in the case of a potential acquisition, currently stands at 8.28.







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Market Comparative Performance

  • The company's share price is the same as the S&P 500 Index , lags it on a 1-year basis, and lags it on a 5-year basis
  • The company's share price is the same as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , lags it on a 1-year basis, and lags it on a 5-year basis
  • The company share price is the same as the performance of its peers in the Health Care industry sector , lags it on a 1-year basis, and lags it on a 5 year basis
NameDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %52-Week H %52-Week L %
Waters Corp.-4.0-23.8-28.4-27.94.0
Dow Jones Industrial Average-0.5-14.0-9.2-16.03.8
S&P 500 Index-0.8-17.9-11.3-19.06.5
Health Care-0.4-10.9-6.4-11.97.3

Peer Group Comparative Performance

  • The company's stock price performance year-to-date beats the peer average by -24.1%
  • The company's stock price performance over the past 12 months beats the peer average by -7.3%
  • The company's price-to-earnings ratio, which relates a company's share price to its earnings per share, is 42.4% higher than the average peer.
NameMKT CAP (USD)P/EYTD %Δ1 Yr %Δ52-Week H %52-Week L %
Waters Corp.WAT24.2-23.8-28.4-27.94.0
Peer AvgN/A17.0-31.4-30.6-34.09.9
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.TMO28.5-18.7-9.1-18.410.1
Danaher Corp.DHR32.5-15.6-14.4-14.521.1
General Electric Co.GE-15.7-29.6-33.7-43.49.3
Agilent Technologies Inc.A29.0-18.3-24.9-23.817.6
Mettler-Toledo International, Inc.MTD32.9-29.4-22.4-27.514.8
Perkinelmer, Inc.PKI24.4-35.2-30.5-35.62.0
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. - Class ABIO-7.0-40.6-43.1-41.85.1
Bruker CorpBRKR28.6-36.9-36.4-37.63.8
Harvard Bioscience Inc.HBIO0-57.9-61.2-62.95.5

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