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VCA Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Raymond James in a research report issued on Friday. They currently have a $43.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $36.00. Raymond James’ price target suggests a potential upside of 12.92% from the stock’s previous close.

VCA Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF) traded up 2.92% on Friday, hitting $38.07. 2,237,391 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. VCA Antech has a 52 week low of $26.84 and a 52 week high of $38.05. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $35.77 and a 200-day moving average of $32.87. The company has a market cap of $3.362 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.56.

VCA Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $489.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $491.19 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. VCA Antech’s revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that VCA Antech will post $1.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on WOOF. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of VCA Antech from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 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. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. VCA Antech has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.45.

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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