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UPDATE: JP Morgan Downgrades Waters to Neutral on Limited Upside Potential

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JP Morgan reduced its rating on Waters (NYSE: WAT) from Overweight to Neutral and reiterated its $90 price target.

JP Morgan noted, "We are downgrading our rating on Waters (WAT) from Overweight to Neutral, given a near-peak margin structure (which is unlikely to improve meaningfully from current levels, in our view), increasing competitive dynamics, and above-peer valuation (>17x P/E). While we expect the company to return to mid-single digit growth in 2013 against an easy comp, we believe that other names within our coverage universe present more appealing risk-reward, particularly given the substantial premium valuation. We look to become more constructive on a pullback."

Waters closed at $88.39 on Wednesday.

Latest Ratings for WAT

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jan 2016Deutsche BankMaintainsHold
Jan 2016Deutsche BankInitiates Coverage onHold
Jan 2016Avondale PartnersInitiates Coverage onMarket Outperform

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