VWR Corporation (VWR) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $29.00.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on VWR. Zacks Investment Research lowered VWR Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. BidaskClub upgraded VWR Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, September 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded VWR Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th.

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Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Colony Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of VWR Corporation by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. Colony Group LLC now owns 144,191 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $4,760,000 after buying an additional 8,835 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank increased its holdings in shares of VWR Corporation by 37.9% during the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 15,445 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $510,000 after buying an additional 4,243 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of VWR Corporation by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 7,981 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $263,000 after buying an additional 229 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of VWR Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth $531,000. Finally, Capital Insight Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of VWR Corporation by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Insight Partners LLC now owns 46,748 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,543,000 after buying an additional 1,962 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of VWR Corporation (VWR) opened at 33.12 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $33.12 and its 200 day moving average price is $32.26. The firm has a market cap of $4.37 billion, a PE ratio of 30.67 and a beta of 1.18. VWR Corporation has a 1-year low of $24.42 and a 1-year high of $37.25.

VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The medical research company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.04. VWR Corporation had a return on equity of 15.54% and a net margin of 3.12%. The company had revenue of $1.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.16 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that VWR Corporation will post $1.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

VWR Corporation Company Profile

VWR Corporation is a provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. The Company offers a portfolio of branded and private label laboratory products, services and solutions to the life science, general research and applied markets. The Company operates in two segments: Americas and EMEA-APAC.

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