News stories about VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VCA earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.6918659145963 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

WOOF has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 price objective on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, July 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. VCA currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.17.

Shares of VCA (WOOF) traded down 0.01% on Friday, hitting $92.50. 236,061 shares of the stock traded hands. VCA has a 12-month low of $59.51 and a 12-month high of $92.87. The stock has a market cap of $7.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.76 and a beta of 1.01. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $92.50 and a 200 day moving average price of $91.77.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $743.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $735.75 million. VCA had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 15.54%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.87 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that VCA will post $3.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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