5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: VCA Antech

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, animal health care specialist VCA Antech (NAS: WOOF) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at VCA Antech's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

VCA Antech facts

Headquarters (founded) Los Angeles (1986)
Market Cap $1.8 billion
Industry Personal services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.5 billion
Management Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Robert Antin
Co-Founder/COO Arthur Antin
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 12.3%
Cash/Debt $72.7 million / $656.8 million
Competitors IDEXX Laboratories
Medical Management International
PetSmart

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 241 members who have rated VCA Antech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This week, one of those Fools, All-Star latimerburned, tapped VCA Antech as a solid investment for the long haul: "Stock hasn't done as well as they just have not been able to turn their consolidation of the industry into steady profit growth. Long term trends toward pet ownership growth remains."

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of VCA Antech and PetSmart, as well as writing covered calls on VCA Antech. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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