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.

Several price targets were given for WOOF by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 93, implying a possible profit of 0.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 93, implying a possible loss of 0.43 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.06 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.08 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. WOOF has a PEG ratio of 1.48.

WOOF has traded between a high of 92.87 and a low of 59.51 over the past year. Currently the stock is 55.6 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 0.29 percent. 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 market cap of WOOF is $7.53 billion. WOOF is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.