Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lowered its stake in shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) by 4.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,058 shares of the company’s stock after selling 179 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.’s holdings in VCA were worth $371,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of WOOF. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in VCA during the first quarter valued at $163,000. Advisory Services Network LLC acquired a new position in VCA during the first quarter valued at $177,000. HL Financial Services LLC acquired a new position in VCA during the first quarter valued at $244,000. Cigna Investments Inc. New acquired a new position in VCA during the fourth quarter valued at $204,000. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. raised its position in VCA by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 3,455 shares of the company’s stock valued at $237,000 after buying an additional 209 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.93% of the company’s stock.
VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) opened at 92.35 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $7.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.38 and a beta of 0.99. VCA Inc. has a one year low of $59.51 and a one year high of $92.87. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $92.09 and a 200-day moving average of $87.29.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $678.25 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $679.92 million. VCA had a return on equity of 15.61% and a net margin of 8.13%. Analysts anticipate that VCA Inc. will post $3.10 EPS for the current year.
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Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $93.00 target price on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, March 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of VCA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, March 25th. One 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. VCA currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.60.
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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