Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT Has $21 Million Holdings in Zoetis Inc (ZTS)

Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT lowered its position in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) by 0.8% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 291,436 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,255 shares during the quarter. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT’s holdings in Zoetis were worth $20,995,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in ZTS. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Zoetis in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $108,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Zoetis in the third quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Zoetis by 251.9% in the third quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $121,000 after purchasing an additional 1,360 shares during the period. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. increased its stake in shares of Zoetis by 86.5% in the third quarter. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. now owns 2,242 shares of the company’s stock valued at $143,000 after purchasing an additional 1,040 shares during the period. Finally, McKinley Carter Wealth Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Zoetis in the third quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Institutional investors own 93.73% of the company’s stock.

Zoetis Inc (ZTS) opened at $73.86 on Thursday. Zoetis Inc has a 12 month low of $52.00 and a 12 month high of $80.13. The company has a current ratio of 2.80, a quick ratio of 1.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.45. The company has a market cap of $35,990.00, a P/E ratio of 38.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.07.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Friday, January 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.126 per share. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 18th. This is a positive change from Zoetis’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. Zoetis’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 26.32%.

ZTS has been the topic of several analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of Zoetis in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Cowen set a $80.00 price target on shares of Zoetis and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Zoetis from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $80.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Zoetis in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Finally, Citigroup upgraded shares of Zoetis from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Two 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. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $73.72.

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Zoetis 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS)

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