Analyst Ratings for VCA Inc. (WOOF)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Hold has been given to VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for WOOF last month.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

WOOF was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 93, implying potential capital gains of 0.43 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 93, implying potential capital losses of 0.43 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.06 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.08 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

WOOF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 24.01 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of WOOF is 1.48.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WOOF hit 92.87 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 59.51. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 55.6 percent, and below the high by 0.29 percent. WOOF has a price/earnings ratio of 35.48. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WOOF value stock report compares WOOF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.53 billion. WOOF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.