Analyst Ratings for VWR Corp. (VWR)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of VWR Corp. (NASDAQ:VWR) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, VWR received an average rating of Hold.

4 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave VWR a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 5. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for VWR. The highest price target was 33.25, implying a possible profit of 0.88 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 31, which equates to a potential downside of -5.95 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.11 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.27 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.55 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

VWR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 62.24 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of VWR is 0.47.

In the last 52-weeks, VWR has achieved a high of 37.25 and a low of 24.42. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 34.97 percent, and 11.52 percent below the high. VWR has a P/E ratio of 29.43. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VWR value stock report compares VWR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VWR is $4.34 billion. VWR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.