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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for VWR. The maximum price target given was 33.25, implying a possible profit of 0.88 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 31, implying a possible loss of -5.95 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.11 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.27 percent, compared to last month. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of VWR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 62.24 percent. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. VWR has a PEG ratio of 0.47.

In the last 52-weeks, VWR has achieved a high of 37.25 and a low of 24.42. Today's price is 34.97 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 11.52 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.