California State Teachers Retirement System Sells 11,332 Shares of VCA Inc (WOOF)

California State Teachers Retirement System trimmed its position in shares of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) by 7.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 143,068 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,332 shares during the quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.18% of VCA worth $13,207,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of WOOF. RBF Capital LLC purchased a new stake in VCA in the 1st quarter worth $201,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. purchased a new stake in VCA in the 2nd quarter worth $217,000. CNA Financial Corp purchased a new stake in VCA in the 1st quarter worth $238,000. Nordea Investment Management AB purchased a new stake in VCA in the 2nd quarter worth $238,000. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in VCA by 8.6% in the 2nd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 3,171 shares of the company’s stock worth $293,000 after acquiring an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. 76.52% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several brokerages recently commented on WOOF. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, July 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $92.17.

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Shares of VCA Inc (WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Friday. VCA Inc has a 52 week low of $59.51 and a 52 week high of $93.00. The firm has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a PE ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $92.82 and its 200 day moving average is $92.24.

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

VCA Profile

VCA Inc is an animal healthcare company operating in the

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of WOOF. RBF Capital LLC purchased a new stake in VCA in the 1st quarter worth $201,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. purchased a new stake in VCA in the 2nd quarter worth $217,000. CNA Financial Corp purchased a new stake in VCA in the 1st quarter worth $238,000. Nordea Investment Management AB purchased a new stake in VCA in the 2nd quarter worth $238,000. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in VCA by 8.6% in the 2nd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 3,171 shares of the company’s stock worth $293,000 after acquiring an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. 76.52% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several brokerages recently commented on WOOF. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of VCA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, July 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $92.17.

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Shares of VCA Inc (WOOF) opened at 92.98 on Friday. VCA Inc has a 52 week low of $59.51 and a 52 week high of $93.00. The firm has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a PE ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.01. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $92.82 and its 200 day moving average is $92.24.

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

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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF)

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