Olstein Capital Management L.P. bought a new position in VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 168,239 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,771,000. Olstein Capital Management L.P. owned approximately 0.13% of VWR Corp. as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in VWR. Advisor Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of VWR Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $111,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of 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 period. Pacer Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of VWR Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $177,000. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of VWR Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $191,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of VWR Corp. by 82.0% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 7,202 shares of the company’s stock valued at $208,000 after buying an additional 3,244 shares during the period.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR)

Shares of VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR) traded up 1.95% on Tuesday, reaching $26.72. 490,203 shares of the company traded hands. VWR Corp. has a one year low of $21.56 and a one year high of $31.75. The company has a market capitalization of $3.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.09 and a beta of 1.25. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $27.02 and its 200 day moving average is $28.48.

VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 business earned $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.15 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.38 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that VWR Corp. will post $1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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VWR has been the topic of several analyst reports. Mizuho boosted their price target on shares of 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 target on shares of 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 target on shares of 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 boosted their price target on shares of VWR Corp. from $29.00 to $32.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Jefferies Group boosted their price target on shares of VWR Corp. from $33.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. VWR Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.50.

About VWR Corp.

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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