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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF)?

The company in question is, VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) currently with a stock price of 69.66 (-0.56% today). The market cap for VCA Inc. is 5607.5, and is in the sector Services, and Personal Services industry. The target price for VCA Inc. is 75.12. Currently VCA Inc. is trading with a P/E of 25, and a forward P/E of 21.16. Average volume for VCA Inc. is 561.82 and so far today it is 204953.

Performance in the last year for VCA Inc. has been 27.69%. For EPS growth, VCA Inc. has seen a growth of 66.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 12.89%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 15.10% over the last five years and could be 14.40% for the next five years. VCA Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 19.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 19.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.14%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.04%.

Since the IPO date for VCA Inc. on the 11/28/2001, VCA Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 27.36%. With VCA Inc. trading at 69.66, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 2.8.

So could VCA Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25. The PEG is 1.74, P/S is 2.44 and the P/B is at 4.11. The P/cash is 51.12, with P/free cash flow at 21.65.

VCA Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.93, and total debt/equity at 0.95.

In terms of margins, VCA Inc. has a gross margin of 24.20%, an operating margin of 15.80% and a profit margin of 9.90%.Payout ratio for VCA Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 8.50% with return on investment coming to 9.20%.

Insider ownership for VCA Inc., is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 93.10%. Outstanding shares are at 80.05. While shares float is 77.58. The float short is currently 2.33%, and short ratio is 3.22.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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