VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are covering the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $93.00.

Several brokerages have recently commented on WOOF. Benchmark Co. downgraded shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 25th. CL King downgraded shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 price objective on shares of VCA in a research report on Friday, March 17th.

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VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 91.80 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $7.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.17 and a beta of 1.03. VCA has a 52 week low of $59.51 and a 52 week high of $91.96. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $91.71 and a 200-day moving average of $82.44.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $678.25 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $679.92 million. VCA had a net margin of 8.31% and a return on equity of 16.03%. Equities analysts forecast that VCA will post $3.10 earnings per share for the current year.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC increased its stake in shares of VCA by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 5,303 shares of the company’s stock valued at $364,000 after buying an additional 35 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its stake in shares of VCA by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 12,012 shares of the company’s stock valued at $825,000 after buying an additional 51 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in shares of VCA by 1.0% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 11,809 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,081,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the period. Johnson Investment Counsel Inc. increased its stake in shares of VCA by 2.0% in the third quarter. Johnson Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 7,650 shares of the company’s stock valued at $535,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the period. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. increased its stake in shares of VCA by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 3,455 shares of the company’s stock valued at $237,000 after buying an additional 209 shares during the period. 86.95% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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).

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