|Bid||151.22 x 700|
|Ask||151.23 x 500|
|Day's Range||150.99 - 151.77|
|52 Week Range||130.29 - 151.77|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
With just 28 trading days left in 2017, investors have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Each news cycle presents an additional challenge for tax reform legislation as it makes its way to the president’s desk. Politics aside, some measure of a tax reform package is priced into the market, and a complete failure would force a reset.
January WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (DBO) (OIL) futures contracts rose 0.7% to $56.83 per barrel on November 21, 2017.
U.S. large-cap stocks notched new record highs on Tuesday, pushing the S&P 500 past the 2,600 level on an intraday basis for the first time ever, in relatively quiet trading. Felt like machine-driven, central-bank funded algorithmic demand with a gap and rise at the open with nary a hint of volatility or texture.
U.S. equities pushed higher on Monday amid quiet, drama-free trading as traders largely ignored word overnight that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government could be forced to dissolve as coalition negotiations broke down.
Editor’s Note: The Daily Traders Alert and Beat the Bell will not be publishing on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. For U.S. stock market participants, this week usually means that doing less is more, i.e. For a little reference and perspective, in last week’s opening missive on Nov. 13 I offered that consumer discretionary stocks, i.e.
U.S. equities moved lower again on Wednesday, pushing the major averages down to levels not seen since the middle of October. In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.6%, the S&P 500 lost 0.6%, the Nasdaq Composite lost 0.5% and the Russell 2000 lost 0.5%. It was the second-straight loss for large caps and the fourth decline in the past five days.
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In 2017, the PetMed Express (PETS) website attracted ~32.0 million visitors, ~8.0% of whom placed an order for a conversion ratio of ~25.0%.