Chicago Capital Management LLC Has $27,859,000 Position in VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF)
Chicago Capital Management LLC held its position in VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 301,800 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. VCA accounts for 6.2% of Chicago Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 6th largest position. Chicago Capital Management LLC’s holdings in VCA were worth $27,859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. GHP Investment Advisors Inc. increased its position in VCA by 4.5% in the first quarter. GHP Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 12,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,125,000 after buying an additional 530 shares during the period. Norges Bank purchased a new position in VCA during the fourth quarter worth $39,039,000. Karp Capital Management Corp purchased a new position in VCA during the first quarter worth $1,749,000. Westpac Banking Corp increased its position in VCA by 4.8% in the first quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 100,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,804,000 after buying an additional 4,612 shares during the period. Finally, Airain ltd purchased a new position in VCA during the first quarter worth $40,017,000. 74.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ WOOF) traded up 0.03% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $92.45. The stock had a trading volume of 327,708 shares. The firm has a market cap of $7.51 billion, a PE ratio of 35.42 and a beta of 1.01. VCA Inc. has a 52-week low of $59.51 and a 52-week high of $92.87. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $92.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $88.41.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.03. VCA had a net margin of 8.13% and a return on equity of 15.61%. The business had revenue of $678.25 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $679.92 million. On average, analysts anticipate that VCA Inc. will post $3.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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A number of research analysts recently weighed in on WOOF shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded VCA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price objective on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.67.
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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