GHP Investment Advisors Inc. maintained its stake in shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,300 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. GHP Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in VCA were worth $1,135,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in WOOF. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of VCA by 2,848.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,340,883 shares of the company’s stock worth $580,192,000 after buying an additional 6,125,792 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in VCA by 5.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,229,684 shares of the company’s stock worth $570,016,000 after buying an additional 329,884 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in VCA by 267.3% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,624,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $240,175,000 after buying an additional 1,910,155 shares during the last quarter. Pentwater Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in VCA during the first quarter worth about $214,110,000. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised its stake in VCA by 535.1% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,546,462 shares of the company’s stock worth $141,500,000 after buying an additional 1,302,982 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 74.12% of the company’s stock.

Shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 92.50 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $7.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.76 and a beta of 1.01. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $92.55 and a 200-day moving average price of $91.90. VCA Inc. has a 12-month low of $59.51 and a 12-month high of $92.87.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.94 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $735.75 million. VCA had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 15.54%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.87 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that VCA Inc. will post $3.20 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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WOOF has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub lowered VCA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 target price on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, July 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.17.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)

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