Shares of VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.33.

VWR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Mizuho boosted their price objective on VWR Corp. from $33.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Barclays PLC boosted their price objective on VWR Corp. from $30.00 to $34.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on VWR Corp. from $30.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on VWR Corp. from $29.00 to $32.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Jefferies Group lifted their target price on VWR Corp. from $33.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company bought a new position in VWR Corp. during the third quarter valued at approximately $103,000. Advisor Group Inc. bought a new position in VWR Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $111,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its position in VWR Corp. by 113.0% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 4,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 2,600 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. bought a new position in VWR Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $177,000. Finally, C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. bought a new position in VWR Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $191,000.

Shares of VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR) opened at 27.00 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $27.08 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.50. VWR Corp. has a 1-year low of $21.56 and a 1-year high of $31.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.55 billion, a PE ratio of 20.30 and a beta of 1.25.

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

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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