Comparable Company Analysis: Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), PACCAR Inc (PCAR)

Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC now owns 5,682 shares of the company's stock worth $354,000 after purchasing an additional 98 shares during the last quarter. The hedge fund run by Steve Cohen held 600,000 shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.18 million, up from 450,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tb Alternative Assets Ltd who had been investing in New Oriental Educatio for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.10 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.399 during the last trading session, reaching $76.245. About 1.07M shares traded or 44.50% up from the average.

Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, December 6th. It has outperformed by 59.99% the S&P500. The institutional investor held 6,585 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $420,000, down from 13,620 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) shares were trading higher by 0.2 percent ($0.15) at $75.54 a piece in Tuesday's session. The fund owned 1,998,278 shares of the company's stock after selling 142,311 shares during the quarter.

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. It has outperformed by 13.19% the S&P500. (NYSE:ZTS). Palisade Management Lc Nj reported 0.3% of its portfolio in Zoetis Inc. It also increased its holding in Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) by 3,500 shares in the quarter, for a total of 42,512 shares, and has risen its stake in Grifols Sa Sp Adr Rep B Nvt (NASDAQ:GRFS). Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 76% are positive. Electronic Arts had 80 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $85.0 target. Franklin Resources Inc. raised its position in Zoetis by 7.7% during the second quarter. (NASDAQ:PRAA) earned "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, March 24. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a "buy" rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Zoetis in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.05 in Q3 2017. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1.9, current ratio was 2.8, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 2.49 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 2.87, while Payout ratio is 0.215. It increased, as 35 investors sold EA shares while 217 reduced holdings. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd raised its position in shares of Zoetis by 7.3% in the second quarter. The company has 489.1 Million shares outstanding and 487.06 Million shares were floated in market.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: BLACKROCK INC. with 37.09 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 34.25 million shares, PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 29.24 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 20.17 million shares, and STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO with 19.12 million shares. Comerica Fincl Bank has invested 0.12% in Zoetis Inc. Gamco Investors Inc Et Al who had been investing in Zoetis Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $36.74B market cap company.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on ZTS shares. Axa invested in 252,241 shares or 0.07% of the stock. West Family invested in 0.16% or 21,174 shares. Public Sector Pension Investment Board owns 26,685 shares. Sun Life Financial Inc stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) for 4.51 million shares. The California-based Covington Cap Management has invested 0.07% in Zoetis Inc. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Corp reported 179,013 shares. 15,000 shares were sold by BRYCE RICHARD PAUL, worth $1.50 million. Pineno Levin Ford Asset reported 43,772 shares. 281.04 million shares or 1.59% less from 285.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Winfield holds 0.01% or 248 shares in its portfolio. Illinois-based North Star Inv has invested 0.23% in Zoetis Inc.

Analysts await Zoetis Inc.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "BMO Capital Markets Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS)" was first reported by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.52 EPS. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Zoetis Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.54% EPS growth. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 22,768 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,128,154.40. Natixis holds 0% or 8,111 shares. 10,674 are held by Private Na. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, September 6 with "Buy". Piper Jaffray maintained Zoetis Inc.

On Friday, Shares of Zoetis Inc. D E Shaw & Incorporated, a New York-based fund reported 1.69M shares.

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) is an interesting player in the Healthcare space, with a focus on Drugs - Generic. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 9,159,978 shares of the company's stock valued at $434,733,000 after buying an additional 173,902 shares during the period. The stock of Electronic Arts Inc.

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