One of the S&P 500’s big winners for Friday January 29 was Waters Corp. (WAT) as the company’s stock climbed 2.75% to $120.68 on volume of 305,922 shares.
The stock opened at $117.89 and saw an intraday low of $117.89 and an intraday high of $120.78. All told, the day saw a per-share gain of $3.23. The stock’s average daily volume of 521,952 and 81.66 million shares outstanding. Waters Corp. now has a 50-day SMA is $129.85 and 200-day SMA is $128.19, and it has a 52-week high of $137.39 and a 52-week low of $113.98.
Waters Corp is an analytical instrument manufacturer, that designs, manufactures, sells and services liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography & mass spectrometry instrument systems & support products.
Based out of Milford, MA, Waters Corp. has 6,200 employees and, after today’s trading, reached a market cap of $9.86 billion. The stock’s P/E Ratio is 21.9. Its P/S ratio is 6.59, P/B ratio is 5.01, and P/FCF ratio is 30.8.
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