South Dakota Investment Council maintained its position in VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 23,500 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. South Dakota Investment Council’s holdings in VCA were worth $2,169,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WOOF. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of VCA by 2,848.0% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,340,883 shares of the company’s stock worth $580,192,000 after purchasing an additional 6,125,792 shares in the last quarter. Pentwater Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of VCA during the 1st quarter worth about $214,110,000. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in shares of VCA by 267.3% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,624,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $240,175,000 after purchasing an additional 1,910,155 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in shares of VCA by 535.1% during the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,546,462 shares of the company’s stock worth $141,500,000 after purchasing an additional 1,302,982 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of VCA by 227.7% during the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,206,693 shares of the company’s stock worth $110,412,000 after purchasing an additional 838,452 shares in the last quarter. 76.52% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on WOOF. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 price objective on shares of VCA in a research report on Friday, July 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.17.

VCA Inc. (WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a PE ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01. VCA Inc. has a 12 month low of $59.51 and a 12 month high of $93.00. The company has a 50-day moving average of $92.66 and a 200 day moving average of $92.07.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. VCA had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 15.54%. The business had revenue of $743.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $735.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.87 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that VCA Inc. will post $3.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About VCA

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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