Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. held its stake in VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 9,255 shares of the company’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.’s holdings in VCA were worth $854,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. P Schoenfeld Asset Management LP acquired a new position in VCA during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $955,000. Vivaldi Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in VCA by 12.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vivaldi Asset Management LLC now owns 391,743 shares of the company’s stock worth $36,162,000 after acquiring an additional 44,124 shares in the last quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC grew its holdings in VCA by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC now owns 14,550 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,343,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in VCA by 66.0% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,002,665 shares of the company’s stock worth $184,867,000 after acquiring an additional 795,972 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Delta Lloyd Asset Management N.V. acquired a new position in VCA during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $1,317,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.52% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have commented on WOOF shares. BidaskClub cut shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. 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 report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, July 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $92.17.

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VCA Inc. (WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $92.74 and its 200 day moving average is $92.16. The firm has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a PE ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01. VCA Inc. has a 12-month low of $59.51 and a 12-month high of $93.00.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.94 by $0.02. VCA had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 15.54%. The business had revenue of $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $735.75 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.87 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that VCA Inc. will post $3.23 EPS for the current year.

VCA 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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)

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