Highland Capital Management Lp buys $34,393,096 stake in VCA Inc (WOOF)

VCA Inc (WOOF) : Highland Capital Management Lp scooped up 224,746 additional shares in VCA Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 474,846 shares of VCA Inc which is valued at $34,393,096.VCA Inc makes up approximately 1.84% of Highland Capital Management Lp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , First Interstate Bank reduced its stake in WOOF by selling 775 shares or 43.66% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,000 shares of WOOF which is valued at $72,590. VCA Inc makes up approx 0.01% of First Interstate Bank’s portfolio.Great West Life Assurance Co Can boosted its stake in WOOF in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 38,164 additional shares and now holds a total of 46,355 shares of VCA Inc which is valued at $3,271,272. VCA Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Great West Life Assurance Co Can’s portfolio.Hood River Capital Management reduced its stake in WOOF by selling 152,380 shares or 34.1% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 294,541 shares of WOOF which is valued at $21,012,555. VCA Inc makes up approx 2.54% of Hood River Capital Management’s portfolio.

VCA Inc opened for trading at $70.56 and hit $70.92 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $70.84, with a gain of 0.04% or 0.03 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,44,303 shares. Company has a market cap of $5,729 M.

On the company’s financial health, VCA Inc reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.82. The company had revenue of $653.49 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $637.18 million. The company’s revenue was up 19.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.70 EPS.

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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