Barings LLC maintained its stake in shares of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 7,000 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in VCA were worth $641,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in WOOF. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. grew its stake in shares of VCA by 15.4% during the 1st quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 49,505 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,530,000 after buying an additional 6,601 shares during the period. Credit Agricole S A grew its stake in shares of VCA by 106.1% during the 1st quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 14,102 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,290,000 after buying an additional 7,259 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc grew its stake in shares of VCA by 75.3% during the 1st quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 66,453 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,080,000 after buying an additional 28,537 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of VCA during the 1st quarter valued at $163,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of VCA by 5.6% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,229,684 shares of the company’s stock valued at $570,016,000 after buying an additional 329,884 shares during the period. 76.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Shares of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Friday. VCA Inc has a 12 month low of $59.51 and a 12 month high of $93.00. The company’s 50-day moving average is $92.82 and its 200-day moving average is $92.24. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.56 billion, a PE ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. VCA had a net margin of 9.48% and a return on equity of 17.32%. The company had revenue of $743.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $735.75 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.87 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that VCA Inc will post $3.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
WOOF has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 price objective on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, 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. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.17.
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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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