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.

VWR was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 33.25, implying a possible profit of 0.88 percent. The lowest 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.11 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.27 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.55 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

VWR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 62.24 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. VWR has a PEG ratio of 0.47.

VWR has traded between a high of 37.25 and a low of 24.42 over the past year. Today's price is 34.97 percent above the 52-week low, and 11.52 percent lower than its 52-week high. VWR has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.