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Shares of VCA Antech Has Risen Above Previous 52-Week High

By Nick Russo

Shares of VCA Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF) traded at a new 52-week high today of $68.77. Approximately 103,000 shares have changed hands today, as compared to an average 30-day volume of 655,000 shares.

VCA Antech, Inc. owns, operates, and manages a network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary-exclusive clinical laboratories in the United States. The Company also supplies ultrasound and digital radiography equipment to the veterinary industry.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of VCA Antech have traded between a low of $44.00 and a high of $68.77 and are now at $68.52, which is 56% above that low price. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0.30% higher and 1.76% higher over the past week, respectively.

VCA Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF) defies analysts with a current price ($68.52) 7.1% above its average consensus price target of $63.67. VCA Antech shares have support at the 50-day moving average (MA) of $57.58 and additional support at the 200-day MA of $55.00.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of VCA Antech on February 18th, 2016 as our proprietary SmarTrend analytics indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $51.03. Since that recommendation, shares of VCA Antech have risen 34.1%. We continue to monitor WOOF for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): WOOF