Shares of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $93.00.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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 upgraded shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, July 14th.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Achmea Investment Management B.V. acquired a new position in shares of VCA during the second quarter worth $395,000. Advisory Services Network LLC grew its stake in shares of VCA by 1.1% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,957 shares of the company’s stock worth $181,000 after purchasing an additional 22 shares in the last quarter. Banco BTG Pactual S.A. grew its stake in shares of VCA by 782.6% during the second quarter. Banco BTG Pactual S.A. now owns 289,508 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,935,000 after purchasing an additional 256,708 shares in the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd grew its stake in shares of VCA by 55.5% during the second quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 9,265 shares of the company’s stock worth $855,000 after purchasing an additional 3,305 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. grew its stake in shares of VCA by 1.6% during the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 24,320 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,245,000 after purchasing an additional 373 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.52% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of VCA (NASDAQ WOOF) remained flat at $92.98 during mid-day trading on Thursday. 317,782 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.56 billion, a PE ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $92.82 and its 200 day moving average is $92.24. VCA has a 1-year low of $59.51 and a 1-year high of $93.00.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 net margin of 9.48% and a return on equity of 17.32%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.87 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that VCA will post $3.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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