$0.14 EPS Expected for Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT); Waters (WAT)’s Sentiment Is 0.99

January 13, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Waters Corporation operates as an analytical instrument maker in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $16.68 billion. It operates through two divisions, Waters and TA. It has a 30.91 P/E ratio. It designs, makes, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products, and comprehensive post-warranty service plans.

Analysts expect Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIRT) to report $0.14 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 41.67% from last quarter’s $0.24 EPS. VIRT’s profit would be $26.21 million giving it 33.93 P/E if the $0.14 EPS is correct. After having $0.08 EPS previously, Virtu Financial, Inc.’s analysts see 75.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.06% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $19. About 295,688 shares traded. Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIRT) has declined 9.54% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.24% the S&P500.

Analysts await Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $2.44 EPS, up 10.41% or $0.23 from last year’s $2.21 per share. WAT’s profit will be $194.06 million for 21.49 P/E if the $2.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.77 actual EPS reported by Waters Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.85% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.97% or $2.02 during the last trading session, reaching $209.75. About 252,990 shares traded. Waters Corporation (WAT) has risen 30.08% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.38% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $23.37 million activity.

Fundsmith Llp holds 7.54% of its portfolio in Waters Corporation for 4.36 million shares. Healthinvest Partners Ab owns 35,900 shares or 7.53% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bares Capital Management Inc. has 5.9% invested in the company for 728,948 shares. The United Kingdom-based Caledonia Investments Plc has invested 4.66% in the stock. Robecosam Ag, a Switzerland-based fund reported 287,789 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering Virtu Financial (NASDAQ:VIRT), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Virtu Financial had 17 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, May 27 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, April 5. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, October 18. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 8 by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, January 11. The stock of Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIRT) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by Citigroup. Rosenblatt initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 15 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, August 6. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Saturday, August 8 report. On Tuesday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”.

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