VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VCA earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.4829924796019 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, July 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.67.

Shares of VCA (NASDAQ WOOF) traded up 0.03% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $92.60. 436,147 shares of the stock were exchanged. VCA has a one year low of $59.51 and a one year high of $92.87. The company 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 $92.44 and a 200-day moving average of $91.47.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last released its quarterly 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 analysts’ expectations of $679.92 million. Equities analysts expect that VCA will post $3.10 EPS for the current 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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