Seven Eight Capital LP grew its stake in shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) by 508.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 36,500 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 30,500 shares during the period. Seven Eight Capital LP’s holdings in VCA were worth $3,369,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Utah Retirement Systems raised its stake in shares of VCA by 0.7% during the second quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 14,336 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,323,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC raised its stake in shares of VCA by 0.7% during the second quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC now owns 14,550 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,343,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc raised its stake in shares of VCA by 3.4% during the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 5,871 shares of the company’s stock valued at $542,000 after acquiring an additional 195 shares in the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of VCA by 8.6% during the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 3,171 shares of the company’s stock valued at $293,000 after acquiring an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Eqis Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of VCA by 1.9% during the second quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 14,509 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,339,000 after acquiring an additional 272 shares in the last quarter. 76.52% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Several research firms have recently weighed in on WOOF. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, July 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.17.

Shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ WOOF) remained flat at $92.98 during trading on Wednesday. 21,697 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $92.67 and a 200 day moving average price of $92.07. The firm has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01. VCA Inc. has a one year low of $59.51 and a one year high of $93.00.

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

VCA 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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