Short Interest Report: What’s Vca Incorporated (NASDAQ:WOOF) Upside After This Short Interest Decrease?

November 21, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Report: What's Vca Incorporated (NASDAQ:WOOF) Upside After This Short Interest Decrease?

The stock of Vca Incorporated (NASDAQ:WOOF) registered a decrease of 0.04% in short interest. WOOF’s total short interest was 1.81M shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 0.04% from 1.81M shares, reported previously. With 449,600 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their WOOF’s short positions. The short interest to Vca Incorporated’s float is 2.33%. About 324,975 shares traded hands. VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) has risen 7.60% since April 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.74% the S&P500.

VCA Inc. is an animal healthcare company. The company has a market cap of $5.24 billion. The Firm operates through five divisions. It has a 22.67 P/E ratio. The Company’s Animal Hospital segment provides veterinary services for companion animals and sells related retail and pharmaceutical products.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.54, from 1.44 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 26 funds sold all VCA Inc shares owned while 114 reduced positions. 62 funds bought stakes while 139 increased positions. They now own 71.46 million shares or 1.74% less from 72.73 million shares in 2016Q1.
Moreover, Hancock has 0.22% invested in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) for 78,019 shares. Great West Life Assurance Communications Can holds 8,191 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Geneva Advsr Limited Liability holds 0.24% or 176,674 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Shelton Capital Mgmt has 0.05% invested in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) for 8,059 shares. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 42,110 shares. Moon Mngmt Limited Liability Co has 0% invested in the company for 9,656 shares. Cs Mckee L P last reported 0.11% of its portfolio in the stock. Clean Yield Group accumulated 1,250 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Blackrock Investment Management owns 229,549 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Prudential Fin owns 529,742 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF). Blackrock Ltd Liability Corporation last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Greenwood Associate Llc last reported 6,729 shares in the company. Morgan Stanley accumulated 241,546 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Clarivest Asset Management Ltd Com holds 0.07% of its portfolio in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) for 36,839 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since May 23, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $6.92 million net activity. Shares for $3.36M were sold by FULLER TOMAS W. Shares for $1.05M were sold by Drake Josh on Tuesday, September 6. ANTIN ARTHUR J also sold $2.35 million worth of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) on Friday, September 16. 2,302 shares were sold by CHICKERING JOHN B JR, worth $163,101. 50,000 VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) shares with value of $3.21M were sold by TAUBER NEIL.

VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) Ratings Coverage

Out of 6 analysts covering VCA Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF), 6 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. VCA Antech has been the topic of 7 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 28 report. As per Thursday, January 21, the company rating was upgraded by William Blair. The company was reinitiated on Thursday, September 29 by Bank of America. As per Thursday, February 4, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. The stock of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 1 by CL King. The rating was initiated by Benchmark on Monday, October 24 with “Buy”.

WOOF Company Profile

VCA Inc., incorporated on May 4, 1987, is an animal healthcare firm operating in the United States and Canada. The Firm operates through five divisions: animal hospitals (Animal Hospital), veterinary diagnostic laboratories (Laboratory), veterinary medical technology (Medical Technology), Vetstreet and Camp Bow Wow Franchising, Inc. (Camp Bow Wow). The Company’s Animal Hospital segment provides veterinary services for companion animals and sells related retail and pharmaceutical products. The Company’s Laboratory segment provides diagnostic laboratory testing services for veterinarians, both associated with its animal hospitals and those independent of the Company. The Company’s Medical Technology segment sells digital radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment; provides education and training on the use of that equipment; provides consulting and mobile imaging services, and sells software and ancillary services to the veterinary market. The Company’s Vetstreet segment provides a range of services to the veterinary community, including online communications, professional education, marketing solutions and a home delivery platform for independent animal hospitals. The Company’s Camp Bow Wow business franchises a premier well-known provider of pet services, including dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming and other ancillary services at specially designed pet care facilities, principally under the Camp Bow Wow name. The Firm has approximately 130 Camp Bow Wow franchise locations operating in over 30 states and approximately one Canadian province.

More news for VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “VCA Inc. to Present at CL King’s 14th Annual Best Ideas Conference” on August 15, 2016. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “VCA Inc. to Present at 25th Annual Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference” and published on October 10, 2016 is yet another important article.

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