Media headlines about VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VCA earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.1311296269487 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) remained flat at $$92.98 during trading on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 0.83. VCA has a 1 year low of $59.51 and a 1 year high of $93.00.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. VCA currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.60.

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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).

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