VCA Inc. (WOOF) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Stifel Nicolaus

VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by equities research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research report issued on Friday, July 14th. They presently have a $93.00 price objective on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target points to a potential upside of 0.54% from the stock’s current price.

Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on WOOF. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a research report on Friday, March 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, March 25th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $92.17.

Shares of VCA (NASDAQ WOOF) opened at 92.50 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $92.50 and its 200-day moving average is $91.77. VCA has a 12-month low of $59.51 and a 12-month high of $92.87. The company has a market capitalization of $7.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.76 and a beta of 1.01.

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

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A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in WOOF. DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Corp acquired a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter worth about $1,318,000. Longfellow Investment Management Co. LLC acquired a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter worth about $10,522,000. ARP Americas LLC acquired a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter worth about $10,569,000. Havens Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter worth about $7,869,000. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter worth about $2,775,000. Institutional investors own 74.38% of the company’s stock.

About VCA

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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