Brokerages Set Petmed Express Inc (PETS) Price Target at $42.80

Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $42.80.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Petmed Express from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Noble Financial reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Petmed Express in a report on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Petmed Express from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Northcoast Research set a $58.00 target price on shares of Petmed Express and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd.

In other news, Director Gian Fulgoni sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.38, for a total transaction of $887,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 55,900 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,480,842. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Ronald J. Korn sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.38, for a total transaction of $241,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 68,833 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,330,140.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 65,000 shares of company stock worth $3,229,500 in the last quarter. Insiders own 4.00% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of PETS. Sei Investments Co. increased its holdings in shares of Petmed Express by 50,142.9% during the 3rd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 3,517 shares of the company’s stock worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 3,510 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Petmed Express by 283.5% during the 4th quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,861 shares of the company’s stock worth $130,000 after purchasing an additional 2,115 shares during the period. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Petmed Express by 118.5% during the 4th quarter. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. now owns 2,950 shares of the company’s stock worth $134,000 after purchasing an additional 1,600 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC bought a new position in shares of Petmed Express during the 3rd quarter worth about $149,000. Finally, CenterStar Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Petmed Express during the 4th quarter worth about $169,000. Institutional investors own 96.66% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Petmed Express (NASDAQ PETS) opened at $44.17 on Thursday. Petmed Express has a 52 week low of $19.21 and a 52 week high of $57.80. The stock has a market cap of $909.95, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.14, a P/E/G ratio of 2.60 and a beta of 0.95.

Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 22nd. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $60.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.76 million. Petmed Express had a net margin of 12.84% and a return on equity of 34.04%. Petmed Express’s quarterly revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.24 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Petmed Express will post 1.7 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 16th. Investors of record on Monday, February 5th were issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 2nd. This is an increase from Petmed Express’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. Petmed Express’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 59.17%.

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About Petmed Express

PetMed Express, Inc (PetMed Express), doing business as 1800PetMeds, is a pet pharmacy. The Company markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, and other health products for dogs and cats, direct to the consumer. It offers a selection of products for dogs and cats. Its product line contains approximately 3,000 stock keeping units (SKUS) of pet medications, health products and supplies.

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