Havens Advisors LLC Continues to Hold Stake in VCA Inc. (WOOF)

Havens Advisors LLC held its position in VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 86,005 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. VCA makes up about 5.7% of Havens Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 7th largest position. Havens Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.11% of VCA worth $7,939,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in VCA during the first quarter valued at $163,000. Advisory Services Network LLC acquired a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at approximately $177,000. RBF Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at approximately $201,000. CNA Financial Corp acquired a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at approximately $238,000. Finally, HL Financial Services LLC acquired a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at approximately $244,000. 73.90% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of VCA Inc. (WOOF) traded up 0.01% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $92.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 197,972 shares. VCA Inc. has a 12-month low of $59.51 and a 12-month high of $92.87. The firm has a market cap of $7.53 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.48 and a beta of 1.01. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $92.20 and a 200 day moving average of $88.41.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.03. VCA had a return on equity of 15.61% and a net margin of 8.13%. The company had revenue of $678.25 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $679.92 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that VCA Inc. will post $3.10 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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WOOF has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price objective on shares of VCA in a research report on Friday, March 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded VCA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $86.60.

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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)

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