Garde Capital Inc. Takes Position in Zoetis Inc (ZTS)

Garde Capital Inc. bought a new position in shares of Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 6,570 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $419,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the business. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of Zoetis by 7.3% during the 2nd quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 5,901 shares of the company’s stock valued at $368,000 after purchasing an additional 401 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of Zoetis by 8.2% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 5,113,948 shares of the company’s stock valued at $319,008,000 after purchasing an additional 389,260 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Zoetis by 8.1% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 1,796,380 shares of the company’s stock valued at $112,058,000 after purchasing an additional 133,900 shares in the last quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Zoetis by 55.5% during the 2nd quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC now owns 44,330 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,765,000 after purchasing an additional 15,830 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Zoetis by 13.9% during the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 277,641 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,320,000 after purchasing an additional 33,894 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.33% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $80.00 target price on Zoetis and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley raised Zoetis from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $80.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. UBS reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Zoetis in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Cowen set a $80.00 target price on Zoetis and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Zoetis in a research report on Friday, November 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Zoetis presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $68.53.

Zoetis Inc (NYSE ZTS) traded up $0.15 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $72.38. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,595,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,752,414. The firm has a market cap of $35,270.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 1.06. Zoetis Inc has a 52-week low of $50.57 and a 52-week high of $72.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.45, a current ratio of 2.80 and a quick ratio of 1.95.

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.32 billion. Zoetis had a return on equity of 62.39% and a net margin of 18.29%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Zoetis Inc will post 2.37 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 19th will be given a dividend of $0.126 per share. This is a positive change from Zoetis’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 18th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.70%. Zoetis’s payout ratio is 22.11%.

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Zoetis Company Profile

Zoetis Inc is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines, with a focus on both livestock and companion animals. The Company has a business, commercializing products across eight core species: cattle, swine, poultry, sheep and fish (collectively, livestock) and dogs, cats and horses (collectively, companion animals), and within five product categories: anti-infectives, vaccines, parasiticides, medicated feed additives and other pharmaceuticals.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS)

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