SG Americas Securities LLC Invests $531,000 in VWR Corporation (VWR)

SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 16,075 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $531,000.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in VWR. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of VWR Corporation by 24.6% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 10,670 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $301,000 after acquiring an additional 2,110 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in shares of VWR Corporation by 6.4% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 55,764 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $1,573,000 after acquiring an additional 3,354 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in shares of VWR Corporation by 5.7% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 465,569 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $13,129,000 after acquiring an additional 25,026 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its position in shares of VWR Corporation by 7.7% in the first quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 43,029 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $1,212,000 after acquiring an additional 3,061 shares during the period. Finally, Swiss National Bank boosted its position in shares of VWR Corporation by 1.7% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 151,519 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $4,273,000 after acquiring an additional 2,600 shares during the period.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. William Blair cut shares of VWR Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VWR Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. ValuEngine raised shares of VWR Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of VWR Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, September 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.67.

VWR Corporation (NASDAQ VWR) opened at 33.07 on Monday. VWR Corporation has a 1-year low of $24.42 and a 1-year high of $37.25. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $33.01 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.15. The firm has a market cap of $4.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.62 and a beta of 1.19.

VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The medical research company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.18 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.16 billion. VWR Corporation had a return on equity of 15.54% and a net margin of 3.12%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that VWR Corporation will post $1.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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