VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $93.00.

WOOF has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub lowered VCA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, July 14th.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Thursday. VCA has a 52 week low of $59.51 and a 52 week high of $93.00. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $92.82 and a 200-day moving average price of $92.24. The stock has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a PE ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. VCA had a return on equity of 17.32% and a net margin of 9.48%. The firm had revenue of $743.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $735.75 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.87 EPS. Analysts anticipate that VCA will post $3.23 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vivaldi Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of VCA by 12.7% in the 2nd quarter. Vivaldi Asset Management LLC now owns 391,743 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,162,000 after purchasing an additional 44,124 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its stake in shares of VCA by 201.6% in the 2nd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 107,183 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,894,000 after purchasing an additional 71,640 shares during the last quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP increased its stake in shares of VCA by 508.3% in the 2nd quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP now owns 36,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,369,000 after purchasing an additional 30,500 shares during the last quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan increased its stake in shares of VCA by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 33,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,092,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bluefin Trading LLC increased its stake in shares of VCA by 79.7% in the 2nd quarter. Bluefin Trading LLC now owns 10,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $978,000 after purchasing an additional 4,700 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 76.52% of the company’s stock.

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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).

Analyst Recommendations for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)

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