American Capital Management Inc. Has $1,182,000 Stake in VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF)

American Capital Management Inc. continued to hold its position in VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,800 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. American Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in VCA were worth $1,182,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of WOOF. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in VCA during the first quarter valued at about $163,000. Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new position in VCA during the first quarter valued at about $177,000. RBF Capital LLC bought a new position in VCA during the first quarter valued at about $201,000. CNA Financial Corp acquired a new stake in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at $238,000. Finally, HL Financial Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at $244,000. Institutional investors own 74.38% of the company’s stock.

VCA Inc. (WOOF) traded down 0.01% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $92.50. 236,061 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.52 billion, a PE ratio of 34.76 and a beta of 1.01. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $92.50 and its 200-day moving average price is $91.77. VCA Inc. has a one year low of $59.51 and a one year high of $92.87.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $735.75 million. VCA had a return on equity of 15.54% and a net margin of 8.00%. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.87 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that VCA Inc. will post $3.20 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several brokerages have recently weighed in on WOOF. BidaskClub upgraded shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a research report on Friday, July 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. VCA presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $92.17.

VCA Company Profile

VCA Inc is an animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada. The Company operates through five segments: animal hospitals (Animal Hospital), veterinary diagnostic laboratories (Laboratory), veterinary medical technology (Medical Technology), Vetstreet and Camp Bow Wow Franchising, Inc (Camp Bow Wow).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)

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