VWR Corp (VWR) Receives $34.50 Consensus Price Target from Brokerages

VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $34.50.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine downgraded VWR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub downgraded VWR from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised VWR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 9th.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Aperio Group LLC increased its position in VWR by 7.5% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 53,329 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,766,000 after buying an additional 3,721 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank boosted its holdings in shares of VWR by 37.9% in the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 15,445 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $510,000 after acquiring an additional 4,243 shares during the period. Colony Group LLC boosted its holdings in shares of VWR by 6.5% in the second quarter. Colony Group LLC now owns 144,191 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $4,760,000 after acquiring an additional 8,835 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new position in shares of VWR in the third quarter worth $318,000. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its holdings in shares of VWR by 0.6% in the third quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 2,987,927 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $98,871,000 after acquiring an additional 18,316 shares during the period. 96.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of VWR (NASDAQ VWR) remained flat at $$33.25 on Friday. 2,797,942 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 983,321. The company has a quick ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The company has a market capitalization of $4,380.00 and a PE ratio of 29.17. VWR has a fifty-two week low of $24.42 and a fifty-two week high of $37.25.

VWR (NASDAQ:VWR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The medical research company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $1.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.16 billion. VWR had a return on equity of 11.79% and a net margin of 4.11%. VWR’s revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.44 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that VWR will post 1.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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VWR 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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