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Waters Corp Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for WAT

Based on 7 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Waters Corp.
Min Forecast
$320.00-6.27%
Avg Forecast
$350.29+2.61%
Max Forecast
$380.00+11.31%

Should I buy or sell WAT stock?

Based on 7 analysts offering ratings for Waters Corp.
Hold
Strong Buy
1 analysts 14.29%
Buy
0 analysts 0%
Hold
6 analysts 85.71%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

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WAT stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
Barclays
Bottom 2%
2
Strong BuyMaintains$380.00+11.31%2023-01-24
SVB Leerink
Bottom 2%
2
HoldMaintains$352.00+3.11%2023-01-06
Deutsche Bank
Top 30%
71
HoldInitiates Coverage On$350.00+2.52%2022-12-14
Wells Fargo
Top 26%
75
HoldMaintains$320.00-6.27%2022-11-02
Credit Suisse
Top 7%
94
HoldInitiates Coverage On$345.00+1.06%2022-08-25
UBS
Top 33%
68
HoldMaintains$375.00+9.85%2022-08-04
Bank of America
Top 7%
94
HoldUpgrades$330.00-3.34%2022-05-17

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Forecast return on equity

Is WAT forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
224.84%
Industry
-21.44%
Market
47.84%
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Forecast return on assets

Is WAT forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
28.21%
Industry
12%
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Forecast Return on Assets vs Industry Forecast

WAT earnings per share forecast

What is WAT's earnings per share in the next 2 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$13.03+13.21%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$14.58+26.67%
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WAT revenue forecast

What is WAT's revenue in the next 2 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$3.1B+4.92%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$3.3B+10.32%
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Forecast High Revenue Growth Forecast

WAT earnings growth forecast

How is WAT forecast to perform vs Diagnostics & Research companies and vs the US market?
Company
13.21%
Industry
33.36%
Market
84.98%
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Savings Rate Forecast

WAT revenue growth forecast

How is WAT forecast to perform vs Diagnostics & Research companies and vs the US market?
Company
4.92%
Industry
5.62%
Market
70.63%
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Market Forecast

WAT vs Diagnostic & Research Stocks

TickerPricePrice TargetUp/downsideConsensus
WAT$341.39$350.29+2.61%Hold
ICLR$244.02$262.46+7.55%Strong Buy
LH$249.34$287.70+15.38%Strong Buy
PKI$141.75$167.18+17.94%Buy
DGX$142.81$147.83+3.52%Hold

Waters Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Waters Stock a good buy in 2023, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 7 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: WAT) stock is to Hold WAT stock.

Out of 7 analysts, 1 (14.29%) are recommending WAT as a Strong Buy, 0 (0%) are recommending WAT as a Buy, 6 (85.71%) are recommending WAT as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending WAT as a Sell, and 0 (0%) are recommending WAT as a Strong Sell.

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What is WAT's earnings growth forecast for 2023-2024?

(NYSE: WAT) Waters's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 13.21% is not forecast to beat the US Diagnostics & Research industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 33.36%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 84.98%.

Waters's earnings in 2023 is $696,932,000.On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast WAT's earnings for 2023 to be $774,080,702, with the lowest WAT earnings forecast at $763,981,415, and the highest WAT earnings forecast at $787,150,369.

In 2024, WAT is forecast to generate $866,162,444 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $858,439,459 and the highest earnings forecast at $873,885,428.

What is WAT's revenue growth forecast for 2023-2024?

(NYSE: WAT) Waters's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 4.92% is not forecast to beat the US Diagnostics & Research industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 5.62%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 70.63%.

Waters's revenue in 2023 is $2,949,895,000.On average, 5 Wall Street analysts forecast WAT's revenue for 2023 to be $183,867,989,222, with the lowest WAT revenue forecast at $182,265,410,479, and the highest WAT revenue forecast at $184,940,533,581.

In 2024, WAT is forecast to generate $193,338,091,345 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $191,522,298,815 and the highest revenue forecast at $195,153,883,875.

What is WAT's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2023-2024?

(NYSE: WAT) forecast ROA is 28.21%, which is higher than the forecast US Diagnostics & Research industry average of 12%.

What is WAT's Price Target?

According to 7 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year WAT price target, the average WAT price target is $350.29, with the highest WAT stock price forecast at $380.00 and the lowest WAT stock price forecast at $320.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Waters's share price could reach $350.29 by Jan 24, 2024. The average Waters stock price prediction forecasts a potential upside of 2.61% from the current WAT share price of $341.39.

What is WAT's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2023-2024?

(NYSE: WAT) Waters's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $11.51. On average, analysts forecast that WAT's EPS will be $13.03 for 2023, with the lowest EPS forecast at $12.86, and the highest EPS forecast at $13.25. In 2024, WAT's EPS is forecast to hit $14.58 (min: $14.45, max: $14.71).

What is WAT's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2023-2024?

(NYSE: WAT) forecast ROE is 224.84%, which is considered strong.
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