Shelton Capital Management Purchases New Stake in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF)

Shelton Capital Management bought a new stake in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 6,094 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $563,000.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of VCA in the 1st quarter valued at about $163,000. RBF Capital LLC purchased a new stake in VCA during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. purchased a new stake in VCA during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $217,000. CNA Financial Corp purchased a new stake in VCA during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $238,000. Finally, Nordea Investment Management AB purchased a new stake in VCA during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $238,000. 76.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

VCA Inc (NASDAQ WOOF) remained flat at $92.98 on Wednesday. 21,697 shares of the company traded hands. VCA Inc has a 52 week low of $59.51 and a 52 week high of $93.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $92.82 and a 200 day moving average of $92.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.94 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $735.75 million. VCA had a net margin of 9.48% and a return on equity of 17.32%. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.87 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that VCA Inc will post $3.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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WOOF has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut VCA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 target price on shares of VCA in a research report on Friday, July 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. VCA currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average 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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