TheStreet cut shares of VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.

A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Cleveland Research downgraded shares of VWR Corp. from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a research report on Friday, August 19th. Bank of America Corp. downgraded shares of VWR Corp. from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Friday, November 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of VWR Corp. from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on shares of VWR Corp. from $29.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. increased their price objective on shares of VWR Corp. from $30.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $32.50.

Analyst Recommendations for VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR)

VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR) opened at 26.44 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.48 billion, a PE ratio of 19.88 and a beta of 1.25. VWR Corp. has a one year low of $21.56 and a one year high of $31.75. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $27.38 and a 200-day moving average of $28.53.

VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.01. The firm earned $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.15 billion. VWR Corp. had a net margin of 3.89% and a return on equity of 16.06%. The company’s revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.38 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that VWR Corp. will post $1.71 EPS for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Credit Suisse AG boosted its position in VWR Corp. by 29.9% in the third quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 148,977 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,225,000 after buying an additional 34,303 shares during the period. Verition Fund Management LLC boosted its position in VWR Corp. by 507.7% in the third quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC now owns 61,095 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,733,000 after buying an additional 51,041 shares during the period. Endurant Capital Management LP boosted its position in VWR Corp. by 30.9% in the third quarter. Endurant Capital Management LP now owns 107,422 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,046,000 after buying an additional 25,333 shares during the period. Panagora Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in VWR Corp. by 64.7% in the third quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 101,297 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,873,000 after buying an additional 39,785 shares during the period. Finally, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. boosted its position in VWR Corp. by 58.6% in the third quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 1,204,755 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,167,000 after buying an additional 445,089 shares during the period.

VWR Corp. Company Profile

VWR Corporation is a provider of laboratory products, services and solutions to the life science, general research and applied markets. The Company operates in two segments: Americas and EMEA-APAC. Its Americas segment consists of operations located principally in the United States and Canada, as well as in Puerto Rico, Mexico and select countries in Central and South America, including Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, and includes over 65 facilities located in approximately 10 countries.

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