VCA Inc (WOOF) Shares Bought by Bluefin Trading LLC

Bluefin Trading LLC lifted its position in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) by 79.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,600 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,700 shares during the quarter. Bluefin Trading LLC’s holdings in VCA were worth $978,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of VCA by 14.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,282,530 shares of the company’s stock worth $672,251,000 after purchasing an additional 941,647 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of VCA by 2.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,384,738 shares of the company’s stock worth $589,375,000 after purchasing an additional 155,054 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in shares of VCA by 267.3% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,624,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $240,175,000 after purchasing an additional 1,910,155 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of VCA by 21.1% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,510,433 shares of the company’s stock worth $231,737,000 after purchasing an additional 436,985 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pentwater Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of VCA in the first quarter worth about $214,110,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.52% of the company’s stock.

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VCA Inc (WOOF) remained flat at $92.98 during mid-day trading on Friday. The stock had a trading volume of 317,782 shares. VCA Inc has a 1-year low of $59.51 and a 1-year high of $93.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $92.82 and a 200 day moving average price of $92.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.94 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $735.75 million. VCA had a return on equity of 17.32% and a net margin of 9.48%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.87 EPS. Equities analysts expect that VCA Inc will post $3.23 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut VCA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective for the

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of VCA by 14.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,282,530 shares of the company’s stock worth $672,251,000 after purchasing an additional 941,647 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of VCA by 2.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,384,738 shares of the company’s stock worth $589,375,000 after purchasing an additional 155,054 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in shares of VCA by 267.3% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,624,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $240,175,000 after purchasing an additional 1,910,155 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of VCA by 21.1% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,510,433 shares of the company’s stock worth $231,737,000 after purchasing an additional 436,985 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pentwater Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of VCA in the first quarter worth about $214,110,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.52% of the company’s stock.

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VCA Inc (WOOF) remained flat at $92.98 during mid-day trading on Friday. The stock had a trading volume of 317,782 shares. VCA Inc has a 1-year low of $59.51 and a 1-year high of $93.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $92.82 and a 200 day moving average price of $92.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01.

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.94 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $743.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $735.75 million. VCA had a return on equity of 17.32% and a net margin of 9.48%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.87 EPS. Equities analysts expect that VCA Inc will post $3.23 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut VCA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price objective on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, July 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $92.17.

VCA 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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