Oak Associates Ltd. OH continued to hold its stake in shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 25,700 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Oak Associates Ltd. OH’s holdings in VCA were worth $2,352,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in WOOF. Allianz Asset Management AG increased its stake in shares of VCA by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG now owns 432,844 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,715,000 after buying an additional 1,184 shares during the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of VCA by 42.6% in the fourth quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 18,880 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,296,000 after buying an additional 5,643 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of VCA during the fourth quarter worth about $39,039,000. GHP Investment Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of 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 last quarter. Finally, Alyeska Investment Group L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of VCA during the fourth quarter worth about $23,765,000. 73.93% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) traded up 0.08% on Wednesday, hitting $92.48. 340,841 shares of the company traded hands. VCA Inc. has a 1-year low of $59.51 and a 1-year high of $92.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.52 billion, a PE ratio of 35.43 and a beta of 0.99. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $92.09 and its 200 day moving average price is $87.29.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last issued its quarterly earnings data 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. The firm had revenue of $678.25 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $679.92 million. VCA had a return on equity of 15.61% and a net margin of 8.13%. Equities research analysts predict that VCA Inc. will post $3.10 EPS for the current fiscal year.
WOOF has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, March 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday. One equities research 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’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.60.
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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