(NYSE:WAT) Director Sells $268981.02 in Stock

Sunday, 14 Jan, 2018

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 30.08% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending.

Shares of Waters (NYSE:WAT) opened at $207.73 on Wednesday. About 252,990 shares traded.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding WAT? A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$1.57 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$1.58. CNOB's profit would be $12.81 million giving it 17.81 P/E if the $0.40 EPS is correct. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $28.5. About 6.06 million shares traded. William Blair upgraded Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Friday, January 6 to "Outperform" rating. It has outperformed by 20.65% the S&P500. Zacks Investment Research lowered Waters Corp. from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, October 20th. Therefore 35% are positive.

WAT has been the topic of several research analyst reports. The company was reinitiated on Thursday, November 10 by Leerink Swann. The company was maintained on Friday, November 10 by Bank of America. Also, Director Joann A. Reed sold 1,386 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. Riverhead Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.02% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $197.33. HSBC downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Friday, July 14 report. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an "underweight" rating and set a $192.00 price target (up previously from $183.00) on shares of Waters in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Barclays lifted their target price on Waters from $188.00 to $193.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th.

Waters (NYSE:WAT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $23.37 million activity. On Wednesday, December 13 Kelly Terrence P sold $4.94M worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) or 25,000 shares. Ownership Capital B.V. raised its position in Waters Corp.by 19.4% in the second quarter. Insiders have sold a total of 93,159 shares of company stock valued at $18,412,172 in the last quarter. $628,845 worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) was sold by KUEBLER CHRISTOPHER A. Its down 0.09, from 1.08 in 2017Q2.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in WAT. Fundsmith LLP raised its position in Waters by 11.7% during the 2nd quarter. First Interstate Savings Bank reported 300 shares stake. Cypress Capital Group reported 3,946 shares. Wheatland Advisors Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 3,800 shares. Dubuque Bancorp Tru accumulated 2,466 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Columbia Asset Mgmt has 6,391 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Ibm Retirement Fund has 0.04% invested in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) for 1,142 shares. Toronto Dominion Natl Bank has 0.02% invested in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). The stock has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, September 5. Fundsmith Llp acquired 521,801 shares as Waters Corp (WAT)'s stock rose 13.72%. Nationwide Fund owns 22,468 shares or 0.02% of their U.S. portfolio. Goldman Sachs initiated Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Tuesday, September 26 with "Hold" rating. Praesidium Invest Mngmt Co Ltd Llc holds 2.47% or 168,810 shares. Waters Corp. has a 52 week low of $112.00 and a 52 week high of $162.53. Going forward, the company believes that stable demand from pharmaceutical business, steady recurring revenues, strength in Asia and modest recovery in industrial markets will accelerate its momentum. Chicago-based equity research firm Zacks Investment Research has assigned this stock ABR (Average Brokerage Recommendation) of 2.29, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. It has a 15.49 P/E ratio. It also provides personal and commercial business loans on a secured and unsecured basis; revolving lines of credit; commercial mortgage loans; residential mortgages on primary and secondary residences; home equity loans; bridge loans; and other personal objective loans. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Lending Club, 0 give it "Buy", 1 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold". Therefore 100% are positive. South32 Limited Ord Npv Di Wi had 203 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of South32 Limited (LON:S32) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, April 7 by Credit Suisse. Robert W. Baird has "Buy" rating and $196.0 target. The company was upgraded on Monday, December 4 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of InfraREIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNOB) earned "Overweight" rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, March 7. As per Wednesday, April 26, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with "Sell" on Thursday, February 16.

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