Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) shares traded +0.78% during the most recent session. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $187.77 within the next 52-weeks.
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After a recent check on the stock, shares have been seen trading $-3.38 away from the 50-day moving average of $180.41 and $9.46 away from the 200-day moving average of $167.57 . The stock has been recently noted at -5.66% off of the 52-week high of 187.65 and +32.76% separated from the 52-week low of 133.35. Monitoring the stock price relative to moving averages as well as 52 week highs and lows may help with the evaluation of future stock performance.
A frequently used metric is a company’s price to earnings ratio. This calculation is derived by dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. Waters Corporation currently has a P/E Ratio of 26.68. Traders may also keep an eye on a company’s PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the expected future growth rate of the company. A PEG Ratio below one may represent that the company is undervalued. If the company’s PEG Ratio is higher than one, it may indicate that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The company has a current PEG Ratio of 2.50 .