Veritas Investment Management (uk) Ltd buys $3,562,628 stake in Waters Corporation (WAT)

Waters Corporation (WAT) : Veritas Investment Management (uk) Ltd scooped up 1,235 additional shares in Waters Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 3, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 26,825 shares of Waters Corporation which is valued at $3,562,628.Waters Corporation makes up approximately 1.80% of Veritas Investment Management (uk) Ltd’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Calvert Investment Management boosted its stake in WAT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 54 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,702 shares of Waters Corporation which is valued at $624,473. Waters Corporation makes up approx 0.03% of Calvert Investment Management’s portfolio.Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in WAT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,155 additional shares and now holds a total of 162,870 shares of Waters Corporation which is valued at $21,630,765. Waters Corporation makes up approx 0.07% of Rhumbline Advisers’s portfolio.Conning boosted its stake in WAT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 100 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,058 shares of Waters Corporation which is valued at $267,869. Waters Corporation makes up approx 0.01% of Conning’s portfolio.

Waters Corporation opened for trading at $134.17 and hit $135.94 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $135.7, with a gain of 1.49% or 1.99 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 5,21,723 shares. Company has a market cap of $10,984 M.

On the company’s financial health, Waters Corporation reported $1.26 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Apr 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.24. The company had revenue of $475.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $471.48 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.21 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Waters Corporation. Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Apr 27, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 130 from a previous price target of $125 .Waters Corporation was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Apr 5, 2016. Barclays Initiated Waters Corporation on Mar 1, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $125.

Waters Corporation (Waters) is an analytical instrument manufacturer. The Company designs manufactures distributes and services instrument systems columns and other chemistry consumables that are integrated and used along with other analytical instruments. The Company has two segments: Waters Division and TA Division. The Waters Division’s products and services primarily consist of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC and together with HPLC referred to as LC) mass spectrometry (MS) and chemistry consumable products and related services. TA Division’s products and services primarily consist of thermal analysis rheometry and calorimetry instrument systems and service sales. The Company’s products are used by pharmaceutical life science biochemical industrial nutritional safety environmental academic and governmental customers working in research and development quality assurance and other laboratory applications.

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