Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC lowered its holdings in VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) by 0.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,953 shares of the company’s stock after selling 47 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in VCA were worth $943,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in WOOF. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of VCA in the first quarter worth $163,000. RBF Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of VCA in the first quarter valued at about $201,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of VCA in the second quarter valued at about $217,000. CNA Financial Corp acquired a new stake in shares of VCA in the first quarter valued at about $238,000. Finally, HL Financial Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of VCA in the first quarter valued at about $244,000. Institutional investors own 76.52% of the company’s stock.
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WOOF has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded VCA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 target price on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, July 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $92.17.
Shares of VCA Inc. (WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Friday. VCA Inc. has a 12-month low of $59.51 and a 12-month high of $93.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $92.71 and its 200 day moving average is $92.10. The firm has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $743.13 million during 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 period in the previous year, the business posted $0.87 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that VCA Inc. will post $3.23 earnings per share for the current year.
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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