Public Sector Pension investment Board bought a new position in shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 292,503 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $27,001,000. Public Sector Pension investment Board owned about 0.36% of VCA as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in VCA during the first quarter worth approximately $163,000. RBF Capital LLC acquired a new stake in VCA during the first quarter worth approximately $201,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. acquired a new stake in VCA during the second quarter worth approximately $217,000. CNA Financial Corp acquired a new stake in VCA during the first quarter worth approximately $238,000. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its position in VCA by 8.6% during the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 3,171 shares of the company’s stock worth $293,000 after acquiring an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.52% of the company’s stock.
VCA Inc. (NASDAQ WOOF) remained flat at $92.98 during trading on Wednesday. The company had a trading volume of 21,697 shares. The firm has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a PE ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a 50 day moving average of $92.74 and a 200 day moving average of $92.16. VCA Inc. has a 52 week low of $59.51 and a 52 week high of $93.00.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. VCA had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 15.54%. The firm had revenue of $743.13 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $735.75 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.87 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that VCA Inc. will post $3.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on WOOF. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. BidaskClub lowered shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 target price on shares of VCA in a research report on Friday, July 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.17.
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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