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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WOOF. The most optimistic price target was 93, implying potential capital gains of 0.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 93, implying potential capital losses of 0.43 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -2.06 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. WOOF has a PEG ratio of 1.48.

In the last 52-weeks, WOOF has achieved a high of 92.87 and a low of 59.51. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 55.6 percent, and 0.29 percent lower than its 52-week high. WOOF has a P/E 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.