Breaking: Vca Antech Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) Institutional Investor Sentiment

November 30, 2016 - By kentuckypostne   ·   0 Comments

Breaking: Vca Antech Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) Institutional Investor Sentiment

Sentiment for Vca Antech Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF)

Vca Antech Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2016. Its down -0.54, from 1.44 in 2016Q1. The ratio has worsened, as 201 investment professionals started new or increased stock positions, while 140 decreased and sold stock positions in Vca Antech Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now own: 71.46 million shares, down from 72.73 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Vca Antech Inc in their top 10 stock positions increased from 7 to 10 for an increase of 3. Sold All: 26 Reduced: 114 Increased: 139 New Position: 62.

VCA Inc. is an animal healthcare company. The company has a market cap of $5.17 billion. The Firm operates through five divisions. It has a 22.73 P/E ratio. The Company’s Animal Hospital segment provides veterinary services for companion animals and sells related retail and pharmaceutical products.

The stock increased 1.52% or $0.97 during the last trading session, hitting $64.63. VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) has declined 0.17% since April 27, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.40% the S&P500.

Analysts await VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.60 EPS, up 20.00% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.5 per share. WOOF’s profit will be $48.00M for 26.93 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual EPS reported by VCA Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -24.05% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “VCA Inc. is a national animal healthcare company operating primarily in the United States and Canada. It owns, operates and manages veterinary hospitals and veterinary-exclusive clinical laboratories in the country, supplies diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services to the veterinary industry, and provides various communication, professional education and marketing solutions to the veterinary community. VCA Inc., formerly known as VCA Antech, Inc., is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.”

Tygh Capital Management Inc. holds 3.37% of its portfolio in VCA Inc for 177,319 shares. Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii owns 65,615 shares or 3.26% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) Sa has 2.76% invested in the company for 300,000 shares. The Oregon-based Hood River Capital Management Llc has invested 2.66% in the stock. A.R. Schmeidler & Co. Inc., a New York-based fund reported 160,798 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $6.92 million net activity.

VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of VCA Antech’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating VCA Antech, 6 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $68 while the high is $90. The stock’s average target of $82.50 is 27.65% above today’s ($64.63) share price. WOOF was included in 7 notes of analysts from July 31, 2015. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, September 29, the company rating was reinitiated by Bank of America. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Benchmark on Monday, October 24. The firm has “Buy” rating by CL King given on Friday, April 1. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Thursday, February 4 with “Outperform”. The stock of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by William Blair.

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: Businesswire.com, which released: “VCA Inc. to Acquire Majority Interest in Companion Animal Practices, North America” on February 29, 2016. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “VCA Inc. to Present at CL King’s 14th Annual Best Ideas Conference” and published on August 15, 2016 is yet another important article.

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