VCA (WOOF) : Traders are getting increasingly bearish on VCA (WOOF), as can be seen in the addition of short positions from 1,279,368 on Jul 29, 2016, to 1,876,628 on August 15, 2016. The net change in shorts is 597,260 shares, an increase of 46.7%. 3 days remain before the expiry. The 2.4% of outstanding short positions on the stock compared to its float, shows that traders expect the stock to fall from the current levels. The daily volume of the stock is 579,456. The short interest information was released on Wednesday Aug 24th after the market close.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF): The stock opened at $72.36 on Wednesday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $72.50 for the day. The stock traded down to $70.92 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $71.15 with a loss of -1.81% for the day. The stock had closed at $72.46 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 298,966 shares.
In a related news, The Securities and Exchange Commission has divulged that Chickering John B Jr, director of Vca Inc, had unloaded 2,302 shares at an average price of $70.85 in a transaction dated on August 4, 2016. The total value of the transaction was worth $163,097.
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 Companys animal hospital offer general medical and surgical services pharmaceutical products and performs pet wellness programs. The Companys communication and marketing solutions business provides services to veterinary practices pharmaceutical manufacturers and the pet owning community. The Companys network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories provides sophisticated testing and consulting services.