Media coverage about VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VCA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 47.2570354246843 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on WOOF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of VCA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, July 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.17.

Shares of VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $92.74 and a 200 day moving average of $92.16. The company has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01. VCA has a one year low of $59.51 and a one year high of $93.00.

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

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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).

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