Terra Nova Asset Management Lowers stake in VCA Inc (WOOF)

VCA Inc (WOOF) : Terra Nova Asset Management reduced its stake in VCA Inc by 8.51% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 38,870 shares of VCA Inc which is valued at $2,481,850 after selling 3,615 shares in VCA Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 2, 2016.VCA Inc makes up approximately 2.88% of Terra Nova Asset Management’s portfolio.

VCA Inc opened for trading at $63.35 and hit $64.08 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $63.85, with a gain of 0.76% or 0.48 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 5,53,304 shares. Company has a market cap of $5,157 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Braun Stacey Associates Inc added WOOF to its portfolio by purchasing 200,595 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $12,807,991. VCA Inc makes up approx 0.83% of Braun Stacey Associates Inc’s portfolio. Winfield Associates added WOOF to its portfolio by purchasing 10 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $630. Burt Wealth Advisors added WOOF to its portfolio by purchasing 38 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $2,393. Montrusco Bolton Investments added WOOF to its portfolio by purchasing 116,870 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $7,089,334. VCA Inc makes up approx 0.56% of Montrusco Bolton Investments’s portfolio.

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 was Initiated by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Feb 4, 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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