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Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (WTS)

  • Mar. 17, 2014, 12:41 PM
    • Watts Water Technologies (WTS +4.5%) is upgraded to Buy from Hold with a $67 price target at BB&T, which suggests investors buy the dip after shares have dropped 9% since Feb. 27.
    • The firm believes that unless the housing/construction recovery story is already over - which it doubts - WTS will quickly rebound and trade higher as it benefits from macro tailwinds in North America after positively inflecting in H2 2013 plus structural margin lift from its new European restructuring.
    | Mar. 17, 2014, 12:41 PM | Comment!
  • May 2, 2012, 3:02 PM
    Watts Water Technologies (WTS -2.6%) slips after missing on its Q1 results late yesterday, despite posting better overall revenue. Sales increased 10% Y/Y, mostly from acquisitions, but were offset by higher expenses and lower operating margins.
    | May 2, 2012, 3:02 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 24, 2012, 2:17 PM
    Brean Murray removes Watts Water (WTS -3.1%) from its Near-Term Focus List on the back of its disappointing Q1 forecast, saying the limited information provided raises some concerns. Shares remain Buy rated however, with a reduced price target of $45 from $48.
    | Apr. 24, 2012, 2:17 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 24, 2012, 11:36 AM
    Watts Water Technologies (WTS -2.1%) shares slip after the company lowers its Q1 forecast, citing lower gross margins caused by higher material costs and manufacturing inefficiencies. WTS, which makes valves that control water flow, filtration systems and drainage devices, says it expects EPS of $0.40-$0.43 on sales of $364M, below previous estimates.
    | Apr. 24, 2012, 11:36 AM | Comment!
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Company Description
Watts Water Technologies Inc through its subsidiaries designs, manufactures and sells a line of water safety and flow control products for the water quality, water conservation, water safety and water flow control markets.