VCA Inc (WOOF) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group LLC
VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by research analysts at Jefferies Group LLC in a report released on Friday. They presently have a $93.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 1.65% from the stock’s previous close.
WOOF has been the topic of a number of other research reports. William Blair downgraded VCA from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, January 9th. Credit Suisse Group AG downgraded VCA from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their target price for the company from $76.00 to $93.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 11th. Benchmark Co. downgraded VCA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 28th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised VCA from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $74.00 to $80.00 in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $84.67.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 91.49 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $7.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.74 and a beta of 1.03. VCA has a 12-month low of $53.81 and a 12-month high of $91.64. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $90.93 and its 200-day moving average price is $75.09.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 9th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $643.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $642.28 million. VCA had a net margin of 8.31% and a return on equity of 16.03%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.50 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that VCA will post $3.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in VCA by 910.4% in the third quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,657 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 1,493 shares in the last quarter. First Interstate Bank increased its position in VCA by 91.7% in the fourth quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 2,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $158,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its position in VCA by 13.5% in the third quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,606 shares of the company’s stock worth $182,000 after buying an additional 309 shares in the last quarter. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. purchased a new position in VCA during the third quarter worth $194,000. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in VCA during the third quarter worth $204,000. 86.95% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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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