After Forming Multiple Top Pattern, Is Waters Corporation (WAT)'s Near-Term Analysis Positive?
After Forming Multiple Top Pattern, Is Waters Corporation (WAT)'s Near-Term Analysis Positive?
02 January, 2018, 04:36
If the $71.77 price target is reached, the company will be worth $155.25M more. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,515,322 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock worth $1,013,936,000 after acquiring an additional 165,611 shares during the last quarter. About 2.72M shares traded. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) has risen 133.75% since December 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.69% the S&P500.
Hansberger Growth Investors Lp increased Canadian Pacific Railway Limit (CP) stake by 9.41% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The Hansberger Growth Investors Lp holds 50,253 shares with $8.44 million value, up from 45,933 last quarter. Waters Corporation (WAT) has $15.37B valuation. The stock decreased 0.83% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $193.19. 317,567 shares of the company traded hands. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 30.08% since January 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.38% the S&P500. Hm Payson And invested 0.04% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Therefore 33% are positive.
WAT has been the topic of several analyst reports. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Underweight". Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale sold 3,632 shares as Waters Corp (WAT)'s stock rose 13.72%. Morgan Stanley invested in 420,054 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of WAT in report on Monday, October 23 with "Buy" rating. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Waters from $188.00 to $193.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $17000 target. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. Twin Management has 4,406 shares.
Narwhal Capital Management, which manages about $490.63 million and $403.49 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) by 2,875 shares to 5,840 shares, valued at $1.45 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. The medical instruments supplier reported $1.77 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.74 by $0.03. It turned negative, as 36 investors sold Waters Corporation shares while 163 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 150 raised stakes. Eagle Asset Management holds 0.04% or 36,235 shares. Gulf Int Retail Bank (Uk) stated it has 25,072 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. First Manhattan Co. bought a new position in shares of Waters during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $130,000. Martingale Asset Mgmt Lp invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT).
Analysts await Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) to report earnings on January, 23. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees owns 0.06% invested in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) for 2,868 shares. Bridgewater Limited Partnership stated it has 0.01% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Chilton Inv Co Ltd Llc holds 4,431 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Century owns 512,899 shares or 0.09% of their United States portfolio. 9,493 are owned by Compton Cap Mngmt Ri.
Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $23.37 million activity.
In other Waters news, SVP Mark T. Beaudouin sold 46,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 3rd. Shares for $4.71M were sold by Cassis Eugene G. Shares for $4.34 million were sold by TERRICCIANO DAVID on Friday, December 15. Also, SVP Rohit Khanna sold 26,913 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. Another trade for 3,500 shares valued at $628,845 was sold by KUEBLER CHRISTOPHER A. Kelly Terrence P sold $4.94M worth of stock or 25,000 shares.
Waters (NYSE:WAT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. They expect $2.44 EPS, up 10.41 % or $0.23 from last year's $2.21 per share. WAT's profit would be $194.06 million giving it 19.79 P/E if the $2.44 EPS is correct. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.57 earnings per share. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 15,483 shares of the medical instruments supplier's stock worth $2,846,000 after buying an additional 3,248 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. raised its position in Waters by 1.0% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo upgraded Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Wednesday, July 29 to "Outperform" rating. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.61, for a total value of $6,698,060.00. Esperion Therapeutics had 49 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, January 30 by Mizuho. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, September 10. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, April 26 with "Buy". The company was maintained on Friday, November 6 by RBC Capital Markets. Narwhal Capital Management who had been investing in Las Vegas Sands Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $54.93 billion market cap company. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital on Wednesday, November 22 with "Buy". Cowen & Co maintained Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, May 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 13,677 shares in the company, valued at $2,707,088.61. The Company's lead product candidate is Bempedoic acid, an inhibitor of ATP-citrate lyase that reduces cholesterol biosynthesis that is in Phase III long-term safety and tolerability study.
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