Media coverage about VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VCA earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.3793652623125 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on WOOF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 price objective on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, July 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $92.17.

Shares of VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $92.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $92.16. The stock has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a PE ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01. VCA has a one year low of $59.51 and a one year high of $93.00.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. VCA had a return on equity of 17.32% and a net margin of 9.48%. The company had revenue of $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $735.75 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.87 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that VCA will post $3.23 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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