Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) received a $80.00 price target from investment analysts at Cowen and Company in a note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Cowen and Company’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 13.62% from the stock’s previous close.

Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on shares of Zoetis in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Zoetis in a report on Friday, September 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $73.00 price objective on shares of Zoetis and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Zoetis from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Zoetis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $67.65.

Shares of Zoetis (ZTS) opened at $70.41 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.45, a quick ratio of 1.95 and a current ratio of 2.80. Zoetis has a one year low of $48.55 and a one year high of $70.49. The firm has a market cap of $33,925.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 1.02.

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.32 billion. Zoetis had a net margin of 18.29% and a return on equity of 62.39%. Zoetis’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.52 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Zoetis will post 2.37 EPS for the current year.

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Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its position in Zoetis by 16.8% in the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,598 shares of the company’s stock worth $100,000 after purchasing an additional 230 shares during the period. Harfst & Associates Inc. raised its position in Zoetis by 16.1% in the 2nd quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 1,878 shares of the company’s stock worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 260 shares during the period. Almanack Investment Partners LLC. purchased a new position in Zoetis in the 2nd quarter worth $119,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. raised its position in Zoetis by 251.9% in the 3rd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $121,000 after purchasing an additional 1,360 shares during the period. Finally, Peddock Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Zoetis in the 2nd quarter worth $140,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.44% of the company’s stock.

Zoetis Company Profile

Zoetis Inc is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines, with a focus on both livestock and companion animals. The Company has a business, commercializing products across eight core species: cattle, swine, poultry, sheep and fish (collectively, livestock) and dogs, cats and horses (collectively, companion animals), and within five product categories: anti-infectives, vaccines, parasiticides, medicated feed additives and other pharmaceuticals.

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