Zoetis (ZTS) Given a $78.00 Price Target at BMO Capital Markets

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) has been given a $78.00 price target by investment analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm presently has a “hold” rating on the stock. BMO Capital Markets’ target price indicates a potential upside of 1.80% from the company’s current price.

Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on ZTS. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on shares of Zoetis in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. BidaskClub lowered Zoetis from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Zoetis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of Zoetis in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on Zoetis from $61.00 to $70.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Zoetis currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $73.72.

Zoetis (NYSE ZTS) traded up $0.29 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $76.62. The company had a trading volume of 4,829,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,623,585. The company has a quick ratio of 1.95, a current ratio of 2.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.45. Zoetis has a one year low of $52.00 and a one year high of $77.03. The company has a market capitalization of $37,760.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.33, a PEG ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.06.

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.02. Zoetis had a return on equity of 62.39% and a net margin of 18.29%. The company had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.32 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.52 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Zoetis will post 2.36 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ZTS. Franklin Resources Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Zoetis by 7.7% during the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 11,349 shares of the company’s stock valued at $708,000 after purchasing an additional 816 shares in the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Zoetis during the second quarter valued at $4,198,000. MML Investors Services LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Zoetis by 17.4% during the second quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 6,338 shares of the company’s stock valued at $395,000 after purchasing an additional 938 shares in the last quarter. FIL Ltd bought a new position in shares of Zoetis during the second quarter valued at $20,092,000. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Zoetis by 5.7% during the second quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 74,747 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,661,000 after purchasing an additional 4,043 shares in the last quarter. 92.99% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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