ValuEngine upgraded shares of VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on VWR. William Blair cut shares of VWR Corporation from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of VWR Corporation from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of VWR Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Sunday, July 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. VWR Corporation has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $31.67.

Shares of VWR Corporation (VWR) opened at 33.07 on Wednesday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $33.01 and a 200 day moving average of $31.15. VWR Corporation has a 52 week low of $24.42 and a 52 week high of $37.25. The company has a market cap of $4.36 billion, a PE ratio of 30.62 and a beta of 1.19.

VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The medical research company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.16 billion. VWR Corporation had a net margin of 3.12% and a return on equity of 15.54%. The firm’s revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. On average, analysts expect that VWR Corporation will post $1.87 EPS for the current year.

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Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Amalgamated Bank increased its position in shares of VWR Corporation by 1.7% in the first quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 11,202 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $316,000 after acquiring an additional 183 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in shares of VWR Corporation by 3.0% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 7,981 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $263,000 after acquiring an additional 229 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of VWR Corporation by 2.7% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 17,339 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $489,000 after acquiring an additional 450 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its position in shares of VWR Corporation by 3.4% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 31,762 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $896,000 after acquiring an additional 1,031 shares during the period. Finally, 1st Global Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of VWR Corporation by 17.3% in the first quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. now owns 11,289 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $318,000 after acquiring an additional 1,664 shares during the period.

About VWR Corporation

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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