Calamos Wealth Management LLC cut its position in VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) by 59.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,309 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,772 shares during the period. Calamos Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in VCA were worth $224,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Cupps Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of VCA during the first quarter worth about $688,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of VCA during the first quarter worth about $104,000. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd boosted its stake in shares of VCA by 41.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 71,679 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,135,000 after buying an additional 21,115 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its stake in shares of VCA by 1.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 3,555,210 shares of the company’s stock worth $205,100,000 after buying an additional 49,736 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Group LTD boosted its stake in shares of VCA by 20.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 286,295 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,517,000 after buying an additional 48,418 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.17% of the company’s stock.
VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) traded down 0.49% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $67.10. 632,157 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $5.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.94 and a beta of 1.30. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $70.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $65.63. VCA Inc. has a 52 week low of $44.00 and a 52 week high of $73.69.
VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.82 by $0.05. VCA had a net margin of 9.93% and a return on equity of 16.86%. The business had revenue of $653.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $637.18 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.70 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 19.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that VCA Inc. will post $2.93 EPS for the current year.
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on WOOF. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of VCA in a report on Friday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, July 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. VCA has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $71.75.
In other VCA news, Director John B. Chickering, Jr. sold 2,302 shares of VCA stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.85, for a total value of $163,096.70. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 10,992 shares in the company, valued at approximately $778,783.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, COO Arthur J. Antin sold 34,000 shares of VCA stock in a transaction on Friday, September 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.03, for a total transaction of $2,347,020.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 89,691 shares in the company, valued at $6,191,369.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 4.60% of the company’s stock.
VCA Inc is an animal healthcare company. The Company operates through five segments. Its Animal Hospital segment provides veterinary services for companion animals and sells related retail and pharmaceutical products. Its Laboratory segment provides diagnostic laboratory testing services for veterinarians, both associated with its animal hospitals and those independent of the Company.
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