VCA Inc (WOOF) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $93.00.

Several research firms have recently commented on WOOF. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th.

Shares of VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at $92.99 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. VCA has a 52-week low of $59.51 and a 52-week high of $93.00.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in VCA by 14.9% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,282,530 shares of the company’s stock worth $672,251,000 after purchasing an additional 941,647 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in VCA by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,384,738 shares of the company’s stock worth $589,375,000 after purchasing an additional 155,054 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp grew its position in VCA by 21.1% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,510,433 shares of the company’s stock worth $231,737,000 after purchasing an additional 436,985 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its position in VCA by 66.0% in the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,002,665 shares of the company’s stock worth $184,867,000 after purchasing an additional 795,972 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its position in VCA by 31.2% in the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,781,024 shares of the company’s stock worth $164,407,000 after purchasing an additional 423,497 shares in the last quarter. 76.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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