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 analyst gave a price target of 93, which equates to a potential upside of 0.43 percent. The minimum price target given was 93, implying a possible loss of 0.43 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.06 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.08 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WOOF to grow at a rate of 24.01 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. WOOF has a PEG ratio of 1.48.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WOOF hit 92.87 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 59.51. Currently the stock is 55.6 percent higher than its low, 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 market cap of WOOF is $7.53 billion. WOOF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.