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Investment analysts at Raymond James raised their price target on shares of VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) from $43.00 to $47.00 in a note issued to investors on Thursday. Raymond James’ price target indicates a potential upside of 19.46% from the stock’s previous close.

WOOF has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Analysts at GARP Research downgraded shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 4th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.50.

Shares of VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) traded up 3.34% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $40.66. 1,429,470 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. VCA has a 52 week low of $26.84 and a 52 week high of $39.85. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $37.57 and a 200-day moving average of $33.90. The company has a market cap of $3.505 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.44.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 in the prior year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that VCA will post $1.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

VCA Inc, formerly VCA Antech, Inc, is a national animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada.

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