Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) Given New $78.00 Price Target at BMO Capital Markets

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) had its price objective hoisted by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets to $78.00 in a report released on Tuesday, January 9th, The Fly reports. The brokerage presently has a “market perform” rating on the stock. BMO Capital Markets’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 0.36% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on ZTS. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Zoetis from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $85.00 target price on shares of Zoetis and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Citigroup upgraded shares of Zoetis from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective (up previously from $77.00) on shares of Zoetis in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Zoetis from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $80.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $73.72.

Shares of Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) opened at $77.72 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $37,389.63 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.91. The company has a current ratio of 2.80, a quick ratio of 1.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.45. Zoetis has a 1 year low of $52.00 and a 1 year high of $80.13.

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.32 billion. Zoetis had a net margin of 18.29% and a return on equity of 62.39%. The business’s revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Zoetis will post 2.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Zoetis during the 4th quarter valued at $108,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its position in shares of Zoetis by 16.8% during the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,598 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 230 shares in the last quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Zoetis during the 3rd quarter valued at $114,000. Harfst & Associates Inc. raised its position in shares of Zoetis by 16.1% during the 2nd quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 1,878 shares of the company’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 260 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Zoetis by 251.9% during the 3rd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 1,360 shares in the last quarter. 93.17% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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