Media headlines about VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VCA earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.7823981464836 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $92.60.
Shares of VCA (WOOF) traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $92.99. 2,014 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,104,858. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. VCA has a twelve month low of $59.51 and a twelve month high of $93.00.
VCA Inc is an animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada. The Company operates through five segments: animal hospitals (Animal Hospital), veterinary diagnostic laboratories (Laboratory), veterinary medical technology (Medical Technology), Vetstreet and Camp Bow Wow Franchising, Inc (Camp Bow Wow).
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