QS Investors LLC Has $417,000 Stake in VCA Inc (WOOF)
QS Investors LLC maintained its stake in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,516 shares of the company’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC’s holdings in VCA were worth $417,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in WOOF. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in VCA in the 1st quarter valued at $163,000. RBF Capital LLC bought a new stake in VCA in the 1st quarter valued at $201,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. bought a new stake in VCA in the 2nd quarter valued at $217,000. CNA Financial Corp bought a new stake in VCA in the 1st quarter valued at $238,000. Finally, Nordea Investment Management AB bought a new stake in VCA in the 2nd quarter valued at $238,000. Institutional investors own 76.52% of the company’s stock.
Shares of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Wednesday. VCA Inc has a 12-month low of $59.51 and a 12-month high of $93.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $92.82 and a 200-day moving average of $92.24. The company has a market capitalization of $7.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $735.75 million. VCA had a net margin of 9.48% and a return on equity of 17.32%. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.87 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that VCA Inc will post $3.23 EPS for the current year.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on WOOF. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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 Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated 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 issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average 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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