Most Active Stock: VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF)

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VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) belonging to the Medical sector has surged 0.04% and closed its last trading session at $90.83.

The company reported its EPS on 10/26/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $76.01.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1.38. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 1.5 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.57 and 1.67 respectively.

VCA Inc. on 10/26/2016 reported its EPS as $0.79 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.81. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.02. This shows a surprise factor of -2.5%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on VCA Inc. Earnings, with 10 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.6. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.61 and $0.58 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.5.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for VCA Inc. as $642.28 Million in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 9 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 658.8 Million, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 635 Million. The company’s last year sales total was 533.72 Million.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for VCA Inc. is 20%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 15.2%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 21.09% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 14.35%.

The Company got Downgrade by Raymond James on 10-Jan-17 from Strong Buy to Mkt Perform.

Insider Trades for VCA Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 6 Oct 2016 where Drake (Josh), the Officer completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 4922 shares were traded at a price of $69.6.

2 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 4735360 shares traded.

9 analysts projected Price Targets for VCA Inc.. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $93. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $60 and the Mean Price Target is $76.01.

VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) has the market capitalization of $7.37 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $91.05 on Jan 10, 2017 and touched its 52-Week Low of $44 on Jan 20, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 8 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 17.3% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 9.2 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of 32.31 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 0.99 and ATR value of 2.52. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 1.20% and 1.52%.

Company profile:

VCA Inc. is a national animal healthcare company operating primarily in the United States and Canada. It owns, operates and manages veterinary hospitals and veterinary-exclusive clinical laboratories in the country, supplies diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services to the veterinary industry, and provides various communication, professional education and marketing solutions to the veterinary community. VCA Inc., formerly known as VCA Antech, Inc., is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.