Wall Street brokerages predict that VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.46 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for VWR Corporation’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.45 to $0.47. VWR Corporation reported earnings of $0.44 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 4.5%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings report before the market opens on Tuesday, November 7th.

On average, analysts expect that VWR Corporation will report full year earnings of $1.83 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.81 to $1.88. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $1.96 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.93 to $1.99. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for VWR Corporation.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on VWR. BidaskClub raised shares of VWR Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. 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 note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of VWR Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.67.

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Shares of VWR Corporation (NASDAQ VWR) opened at $33.10 on Monday. VWR Corporation has a 12-month low of $24.42 and a 12-month high of $37.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 0.76. The company has a market capitalization of $4,363.74, a PE ratio of 18.19 and a beta of 1.17.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in VWR. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of VWR Corporation by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 7,981 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $263,000 after buying an additional 229 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of VWR Corporation by 954.2% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 8,455 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $238,000 after buying an additional 7,653 shares during the last quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in shares of VWR Corporation in the 3rd quarter worth about $318,000. Amalgamated Bank increased its holdings in shares of VWR Corporation by 1.7% in the 1st quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 11,202 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $316,000 after buying an additional 183 shares during the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of VWR Corporation in the 2nd quarter worth about $531,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.52% of the company’s stock.

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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