Short Interest in VCA Antech Rises By 89.0% (WOOF)
VCA Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,934,534 shares, a growth of 89.0% from the May 15th total of 1,023,424 shares, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,224,568 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.6 days. Currently, 2.3% of the shares of the company are short sold.
Separately, analysts at GARP Research downgraded shares of VCA Antech from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 4th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $31.60.
Shares of VCA Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 35.17 on Wednesday. VCA Antech has a 1-year low of $24.90 and a 1-year high of $36.53. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $32.45 and a 200-day moving average of $31.91. The company has a market cap of $3.106 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.19.
VCA Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.42. The company had revenue of $449.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $456.11 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that VCA Antech will post $1.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
VCA Antech, Inc is a national animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada. The Company provides veterinary services and diagnostic testing to support veterinary cares.
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