BidaskClub cut shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.
A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on WOOF. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of VCA from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $93.00 target price on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, July 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $92.17.
VCA (NASDAQ WOOF) traded down 0.01% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $92.50. 236,061 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.52 billion, a PE ratio of 34.76 and a beta of 1.01. VCA has a one year low of $59.51 and a one year high of $92.87. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $92.50 and a 200 day moving average price of $91.77.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. VCA had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 15.54%. The company had revenue of $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $735.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.87 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that VCA will post $3.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in WOOF. Utah Retirement Systems raised its stake in shares of VCA by 0.7% in the second quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 14,336 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,323,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC boosted its position in VCA by 0.7% in the second quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC now owns 14,550 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,343,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in VCA by 1.0% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 11,809 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,081,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its position in VCA by 4.6% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 3,937 shares of the company’s stock worth $363,000 after buying an additional 173 shares during the last quarter. Finally, World Asset Management Inc boosted its position in VCA by 3.4% in the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 5,871 shares of the company’s stock worth $542,000 after buying an additional 195 shares during the last quarter. 74.38% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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).
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