Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) Stock Holdings Increased by Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC boosted its holdings in shares of Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) by 42.2% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund owned 121,243 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after purchasing an additional 35,967 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Waters were worth $43,319,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of WAT. Dark Forest Capital Management LP bought a new position in Waters during the second quarter valued at approximately $31,000. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new position in Waters during the third quarter valued at approximately $37,000. Castleview Partners LLC bought a new position in Waters during the second quarter valued at approximately $48,000. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. acquired a new position in Waters during the second quarter valued at approximately $50,000. Finally, Carderock Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Waters during the third quarter valued at approximately $50,000. 87.96% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of WAT stock opened at $333.73 on Friday. Waters Co. has a 12 month low of $258.91 and a 12 month high of $428.22. The company has a quick ratio of 1.89, a current ratio of 2.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.47. The business’s 50 day moving average is $348.46 and its two-hundred day moving average is $368.80. The company has a market cap of $20.37 billion, a PE ratio of 29.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.94 and a beta of 0.86.

Waters (NYSE:WAT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.34 by $0.32. Waters had a return on equity of 271.71% and a net margin of 25.40%. The company had revenue of $659.23 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $652.28 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.16 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts expect that Waters Co. will post 11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Waters news, Director Edward Conard sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $336.01, for a total transaction of $1,344,040.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

Waters Profile

Waters Corp. is a specialty measurement company which engages in analytical workflow solutions involving liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations. It operates through the Waters and TA segments. The Waters segment consists of liquid chromatography instruments, mass spectrometry, and precision chemistry consumable products and related services.

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