Solaris Asset Management LLC Has $182,000 Position in VCA Inc. (WOOF)
Solaris Asset Management LLC held its stake in VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,970 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Solaris Asset Management LLC’s holdings in VCA were worth $182,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at about $163,000. Advisory Services Network LLC purchased a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at about $177,000. RBF Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at about $201,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of VCA during the second quarter valued at about $217,000. Finally, CNA Financial Corp purchased a new position in shares of VCA during the first quarter valued at about $238,000. Institutional investors own 74.38% of the company’s stock.
VCA Inc. (WOOF) opened at 92.55 on Thursday. VCA Inc. has a 12-month low of $59.51 and a 12-month high of $92.87. The stock has a market cap of $7.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.78 and a beta of 1.01. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $92.50 and its 200-day moving average price is $91.75.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $743.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $735.75 million. VCA had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 15.54%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.87 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that VCA Inc. will post $3.20 EPS for the current year.
Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised VCA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 price objective on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, July 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.17.
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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