Shapiro Capital Management buys $172.5 Million stake in VCA Inc (WOOF)

VCA Inc (WOOF) : Shapiro Capital Management scooped up 431,292 additional shares in VCA Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 2,695,003 shares of VCA Inc which is valued at $172.5 Million.VCA Inc makes up approximately 5.01% of Shapiro Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Hsbc Holdings Plc reduced its stake in WOOF by selling 5 shares or 0.08% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 5,976 shares of WOOF which is valued at $382,524. Cupps Capital Management added WOOF to its portfolio by purchasing 11,940 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $764,279. VCA Inc makes up approx 0.15% of Cupps Capital Management’s portfolio. Pacad Investment Ltd. added WOOF to its portfolio by purchasing 4,673 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $298,371. VCA Inc makes up approx 0.03% of Pacad Investment Ltd.’s portfolio.Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reduced its stake in WOOF by selling 1,381 shares or 5.85% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 22,227 shares of WOOF which is valued at $1.4 Million. VCA Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado’s portfolio.

VCA Inc closed down -0.46 points or -0.71% at $64.7 with 7,90,507 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $65.33, the shares hit an intraday low of $64.61 and an intraday high of $65.33 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, VCA Inc reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Apr 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.61. The company had revenue of $563.44 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $558.10 million. The company’s revenue was up 12.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on VCA Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Apr 28, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 75 from a previous price target of $68 .VCA Inc was Initiated by CL King to “Buy” on Apr 1, 2016.

VCA Inc. is a national animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada. The Company operates in two segments: animal hospital and laboratory. The Company provides veterinary services and diagnostic testing to support veterinary care and also sells diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services to the veterinary market. The Company provides communication marketing solutions and other services to the veterinary community. The Company’s animal hospital offer general medical and surgical services pharmaceutical products and performs pet wellness programs. The Company’s communication and marketing solutions business provides services to veterinary practices pharmaceutical manufacturers and the pet owning community. The Company’s network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories provides sophisticated testing and consulting services.

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