News headlines about VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VCA earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.7794399358762 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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 business had revenue of $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $735.75 million. VCA had a return on equity of 17.32% and a net margin of 9.48%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.87 earnings per share.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on WOOF shares. BidaskClub cut VCA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 target price on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, July 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.17.

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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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