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.
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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