New York State Common Retirement Fund trimmed its holdings in shares of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) by 5.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 172,284 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,121 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned 0.21% of VCA worth $15,904,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of VCA by 14.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,282,530 shares of the company’s stock worth $672,251,000 after acquiring an additional 941,647 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in VCA by 5.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,229,684 shares of the company’s stock valued at $570,016,000 after purchasing an additional 329,884 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its holdings in VCA by 267.3% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,624,862 shares of the company’s stock valued at $240,175,000 after purchasing an additional 1,910,155 shares during the last quarter. Pentwater Capital Management LP purchased a new position in VCA in the first quarter valued at about $214,110,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in VCA by 66.0% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,002,665 shares of the company’s stock valued at $184,867,000 after purchasing an additional 795,972 shares during the last quarter. 76.52% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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VCA Inc (NASDAQ WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Tuesday. VCA Inc has a 1-year low of $59.51 and a 1-year high of $93.00. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $92.74 and a 200-day moving average price of $92.16. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the 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 business had revenue of $743.13 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $735.75 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.87 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that VCA Inc will post $3.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

WOOF has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered VCA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. BidaskClub lowered VCA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 target price on shares of VCA in a research report on Friday, July 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. VCA has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.17.

About VCA

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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)

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