Arizona State Retirement System Acquires 500 Shares of VCA Inc. (WOOF)
Arizona State Retirement System raised its stake in shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) by 1.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 34,300 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in VCA were worth $3,166,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the stock. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at approximately $163,000. Advisory Services Network LLC acquired a new stake in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at approximately $177,000. RBF Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of VCA during the second quarter valued at approximately $217,000. Finally, CNA Financial Corp acquired a new stake in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at approximately $238,000. Institutional investors own 74.12% of the company’s stock.
VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 92.63 on Thursday. VCA Inc. has a 52 week low of $59.51 and a 52 week high of $92.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.53 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.81 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a 50-day moving average of $92.52 and a 200-day moving average of $91.82.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 company had revenue of $743.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $735.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.87 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that VCA Inc. will post $3.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have commented on WOOF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of VCA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, July 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently 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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