Verition Fund Management LLC Has $1,092,000 Position in VCA Inc. (WOOF), Report finds

Verition Fund Management LLC Has $1,092,000 Position in VCA Inc. (WOOF), Report finds

Verition Fund Management LLC increased its position in shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) by 118.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 15,602 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 8,460 shares during the period. Verition Fund Management LLC’s holdings in VCA were worth $1,092,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of WOOF. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. boosted its position in VCA by 4.3% in the third quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 121,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,468,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC boosted its position in VCA by 238.6% in the third quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 19,667 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,376,000 after buying an additional 13,858 shares in the last quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in VCA by 182.2% in the third quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. now owns 31,505 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,205,000 after buying an additional 20,340 shares in the last quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. boosted its position in VCA by 16.7% in the third quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 4,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $294,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Clinton Group Inc. acquired a new position in VCA during the third quarter worth approximately $3,294,000. 89.38% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) traded up 0.01% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $90.72. The stock had a trading volume of 1,589,377 shares. The company has a market cap of $7.36 billion, a PE ratio of 31.92 and a beta of 1.03. The company’s 50 day moving average is $83.53 and its 200-day moving average is $71.36. VCA Inc. has a 12 month low of $48.20 and a 12 month high of $91.58.

A number of research analysts recently commented on WOOF shares. Benchmark Co. initiated coverage on VCA in a report on Monday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $90.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective (down previously from $69.00) on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, October 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded VCA from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 1st. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised VCA from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $74.00 to $80.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group downgraded VCA from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $76.00 to $93.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.17.

VCA Company Profile

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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Verition Fund Management LLC Has $1,092,000 Position in VCA Inc. (WOOF)

Verition Fund Management LLC Has $1,092,000 Position in VCA Inc. (WOOF)

Verition Fund Management LLC increased its position in shares of VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) by 118.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 15,602 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 8,460 shares during the period. Verition Fund Management LLC’s holdings in VCA were worth $1,092,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of WOOF. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. boosted its position in VCA by 4.3% in the third quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 121,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,468,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC boosted its position in VCA by 238.6% in the third quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 19,667 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,376,000 after buying an additional 13,858 shares in the last quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in VCA by 182.2% in the third quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. now owns 31,505 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,205,000 after buying an additional 20,340 shares in the last quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. boosted its position in VCA by 16.7% in the third quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 4,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $294,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Clinton Group Inc. acquired a new position in VCA during the third quarter worth approximately $3,294,000. 89.38% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) traded up 0.01% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $90.72. The stock had a trading volume of 1,589,377 shares. The company has a market cap of $7.36 billion, a PE ratio of 31.92 and a beta of 1.03. The company’s 50 day moving average is $83.53 and its 200-day moving average is $71.36. VCA Inc. has a 12 month low of $48.20 and a 12 month high of $91.58.

A number of research analysts recently commented on WOOF shares. Benchmark Co. initiated coverage on VCA in a report on Monday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $90.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective (down previously from $69.00) on shares of VCA in a research note on Friday, October 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded VCA from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 1st. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised VCA from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $74.00 to $80.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group downgraded VCA from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $76.00 to $93.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.17.

VCA Company Profile

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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