Pentwater Capital Management LP Has Lowered Its Vca (WOOF) Position; Mraz Amerine & Associates Has Upped Now (DNOW) Holding By $1.49 Million

October 12, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Pentwater Capital Management Lp decreased Vca Inc (WOOF) stake by 11.11% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Pentwater Capital Management Lp sold 260,000 shares as Vca Inc (WOOF)’s stock rose 1.11%. The Pentwater Capital Management Lp holds 2.08 million shares with $192.01M value, down from 2.34M last quarter. Vca Inc now has $ valuation. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $0 per share. It is down 42.81% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.11% the S&P500.

Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc increased Now Inc (DNOW) stake by 143.43% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc acquired 93,132 shares as Now Inc (DNOW)’s stock declined 12.97%. The Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc holds 158,062 shares with $2.54 million value, up from 64,930 last quarter. Now Inc now has $1.44B valuation. The stock declined 0.75% or $0.1 reaching $13.2 on the news. About 573,676 shares traded. NOW Inc (NYSE:DNOW) has risen 9.86% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.84% the S&P500.

Pentwater Capital Management Lp increased Nxp Semiconductors N V (Put) stake by 3.43M shares to 7.04M valued at $770.16 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) stake by 151,800 shares and now owns 1.99M shares. At&T Inc (Put) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.28, from 0.62 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 50 investors sold WOOF shares while 100 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 58.71 million shares or 2.32% more from 57.38 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans invested in 0.01% or 16,420 shares. Pnc Fincl Serv Gru, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 3,937 shares. Retirement Of Alabama reported 151,467 shares. Washington Capital Inc owns 0.31% invested in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) for 3,000 shares. Winfield Assocs Inc reported 0.01% stake. Glazer Capital Limited Liability reported 927,693 shares. 79,879 were reported by Metropolitan Life Insur. Raymond James Svcs owns 7,645 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Fred Alger holds 0% or 3,419 shares in its portfolio. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & reported 3,310 shares. Federated Inc Pa holds 0.01% of its portfolio in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) for 44,010 shares. Perella Weinberg Lp holds 0.2% in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) or 17,446 shares. Wolverine Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 75,016 shares or 0.09% of the stock. New York-based Neuberger Berman Gru Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF). Oak Assoc Oh reported 25,700 shares.

Analysts await VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $0.87 earnings per share, up 10.13% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.79 per share. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by VCA Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.38% negative EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering VCA Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. VCA Antech had 12 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by Raymond James. The rating was initiated by Benchmark on Monday, October 24 with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by William Blair on Thursday, January 21. Stifel Nicolaus maintained VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) rating on Thursday, April 28. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $75 target. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 11 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 1 by CL King. CL King downgraded the shares of WOOF in report on Thursday, January 26 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Hold” rating by Benchmark on Friday, February 10. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Raymond James.

Since May 24, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $87,650 activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $87,650 was made by Crandell James on Wednesday, May 24.

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