Waters Corp (NYSE:WAT)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

Analytical instrument manufacturer that designs, manufactures, sells & services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography together with high performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry instrument systems.

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Member Avatar Hexham1RQ (94.65) Submitted: 11/14/2014 6:13:51 PM : Outperform Start Price: $112.34 WAT Score: +1.86

Water is too precious. More scarcity in years to come. These services will do well.

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Member Avatar racoveanul (80.48) Submitted: 7/11/2014 10:17:43 AM : Outperform Start Price: $102.48 WAT Score: +7.94

I expect at least a point a week from this stock, for the next five years.

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Member Avatar Teacherman333 (75.70) Submitted: 5/15/2013 11:15:32 AM : Outperform Start Price: $96.52 WAT Score: -6.50

For reference point and to allow for comments by others. As of the end of March, 2013.

ROE 35.73%
Trailing PE 17.49
PB 5.67
Div yield N/A

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Member Avatar taxmd (99.67) Submitted: 8/28/2012 9:10:21 AM : Outperform Start Price: $77.95 WAT Score: +2.40

http://seekingalpha.com/article/832551-4-flush-mid-cap-stocks-earning-great-profits

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Member Avatar eksummers620 (47.59) Submitted: 11/17/2011 7:47:35 AM : Outperform Start Price: $78.36 WAT Score: -18.94

Sequoia purchase Q3 2011

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Member Avatar milne005 (22.07) Submitted: 11/23/2010 3:44:02 PM : Outperform Start Price: $77.14 WAT Score: -24.41

11/22/2010 IBD #99

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Member Avatar fysfil (< 20) Submitted: 9/11/2009 10:42:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $54.66 WAT Score: +12.32

my decision is based mainly on the valuations given above, plus my knowledge of Waters equipment

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Member Avatar IsleGirl2010 (97.47) Submitted: 9/9/2009 9:00:22 AM : Outperform Start Price: $52.25 WAT Score: +20.67

Sounds like a good business to be in right now with money going into the industry. I can't imagine any pull back in R&D now with our resources getting polluted and scarce.

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Member Avatar gea1968 (61.26) Submitted: 8/4/2009 6:10:01 PM : Outperform Start Price: $51.88 WAT Score: +17.53

fundamentals and momentum; favorable StockScouter rating

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Member Avatar srzehner (72.68) Submitted: 4/13/2009 10:55:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $39.27 WAT Score: +50.90

Gotta love an ROE > 50% in a segment that is poised for long term growth

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Member Avatar j1e1k1 (88.16) Submitted: 4/1/2009 7:59:27 AM : Outperform Start Price: $36.55 WAT Score: +52.62

money inflows

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Member Avatar tpulley (29.74) Submitted: 3/21/2009 10:43:39 PM : Outperform Start Price: $32.48 WAT Score: +93.42

low debt, high free cash flow, great long term growth, strong competitive position

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Member Avatar docmase (63.62) Submitted: 3/2/2009 10:52:25 AM : Outperform Start Price: $34.38 WAT Score: +46.35

Waters is a necessary company to many pharmaceutical, biotech, and other research science companies. Their business is solid and they will survive.

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Member Avatar JABBEST (< 20) Submitted: 1/28/2009 4:22:54 PM : Outperform Start Price: $38.16 WAT Score: +60.96

High margins, generates excess cash flow even in slow economic times, relaitively non-cyclical, secure dividend, valuation low vs. underlying growth, good demographics ahead, solid balance sheet. Possibly boring for some, but holds a secure niche. Mid-cap, easily affordable as a target.

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Member Avatar tskephart (87.71) Submitted: 11/26/2008 12:48:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $39.10 WAT Score: +55.01

Strong acceptance of UPLC, as this technology gains acceptance and becomes more widly accepted, Waters will benefit greatly.

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Member Avatar IFVeggies (< 20) Submitted: 9/24/2008 5:54:14 PM : Outperform Start Price: $57.28 WAT Score: +25.65

They are the best at what they do, and as boring as what they do is, they are still the best.

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Member Avatar deraj83 (46.07) Submitted: 9/6/2008 8:20:01 PM : Outperform Start Price: $64.91 WAT Score: +12.78

Waters' makes analytical instruments that analyze liquid characteristics. Why should you care? I care, most particularly, because the company's products are used to analyze water quality, which makes it a long-term play on the world water shortage. Over the years, no one seems to be making any money on this theme, but perhaps the crowd has been looking in the wrong places and missing the obvious (the one with the very name of the problem).

Overall, WAT shows good fundamentals, strong free cash flow, a proven track record of solid earnings growth, and even a decent share buyback. I am using the recent price pullback to start a position.

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Member Avatar spoton1 (68.08) Submitted: 7/29/2008 11:07:49 AM : Outperform Start Price: $67.15 WAT Score: +2.31

Waters continues to be well managed - Excellent technology products, Good growth, profit, Cash Flow in solid industries - Food, Pharm, Bio-Tech etc... Markets in both USA and International.

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Member Avatar awesomestocks (41.98) Submitted: 5/23/2008 1:15:37 AM : Outperform Start Price: $63.99 WAT Score: +27.71

Most pharmas need them.

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Member Avatar shop1 (98.21) Submitted: 5/5/2008 1:20:50 PM : Outperform Start Price: $62.03 WAT Score: +35.38



Waters Corp had its stock price hammered in Q4 07 because of disappointing results. However, in Q1 08, it reported a 12% increase in sales as well as an increase in net income.

This company is well managed and has great financial stability. Its ROE is excellent at 43.50%. The company expects to increase revenue and earnings growth in 08.

At a price of $61.87, the stock is trading well off its 52 week high of $81.84. IMO, WAT is oversold. It may have some challenges in the short-term, but in the long term it is an outperformer.

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