Credit Agricole S A continued to hold its position in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 6,843 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Credit Agricole S A’s holdings in VCA were worth $470,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC purchased a new stake in shares of VCA during the third quarter worth $2,832,000. BTIM Corp. purchased a new stake in shares of VCA during the third quarter worth $6,902,000. Genesee Valley Trust Co. purchased a new stake in shares of VCA during the third quarter worth $291,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of VCA by 910.4% in the third quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,657 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 1,493 shares during the period. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in shares of VCA during the third quarter worth $217,000. Institutional investors own 86.95% of the company’s stock.
Shares of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 91.49 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $90.93 and its 200-day moving average price is $75.09. The company has a market capitalization of $7.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.74 and a beta of 1.03. VCA Inc has a 12 month low of $53.81 and a 12 month high of $91.64.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 9th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.02. VCA had a net margin of 8.31% and a return on equity of 16.03%. The firm had revenue of $643.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $642.28 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.50 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that VCA Inc will post $3.26 EPS for the current year.
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A number of brokerages have weighed in on WOOF. Raymond James Financial, Inc. lowered VCA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 target price on shares of VCA in a research report on Friday. Benchmark Co. lowered VCA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered VCA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th. Finally, CL King lowered VCA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $84.67.
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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