23.25 +0.15 (0.65%)
After hours: 7:03PM EST
|Bid||22.17 x 1100|
|Ask||24.06 x 900|
|Day's Range||22.72 - 23.42|
|52 Week Range||15.00 - 28.38|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.63|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.76|
|Earnings Date||Jan 20, 2020 - Jan 24, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.08 (4.67%)|
|1y Target Est||22.33|
"Since 2006, value stocks (IVE vs IVW) have underperformed 11 of the 13 calendar years and when they beat growth, it wasn't by much. Cumulatively, through this week, it has been a 122% differential (up 52% for value vs up 174% for growth). This appears to be the longest and most severe drought for value […]
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Shares of PetMed Express Inc. rocketed 29% toward an 11-month high in active morning trading Monday, after the pet pharmacy reported fiscal second-quarter profit and sales that fell less than expected, as growth in re-order sales offset a decline in new order sales. The stock was on track for the biggest one-day gain since it ran up 30.6% on Oct. 10, 2002. Net income for the quarter to Sept. 30 fell to $6.7 million, or 33 cents a share, from $3.1 million, or 52 cents a share, in the year-ago period, to beat the FactSet earnings-per-share consensus of 26 cents. Sales declined 2.0% to $69.9 million, but topped the FactSet consensus of $69.7 million, as re-order sales grew 1.4% to $61.9 million and new order sales tumbled 22% to $8.1 million. The company added 98,000 new customers during the quarter, down from 117,000 last year, while advertising costs of acquiring a customer rose to $49 from $45. The stock has soared 54.3% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has edged up 0.7%.
Quarterly Reorder Sales Increased 1.4%Gross Margins Improved Sequentially from 27.3% to 28.6%Operating Margins Increased 430 Basis Points Sequentially DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct..
Following the news has been quite an endeavor for investors of large-capitalization publicly traded companies. Early last week, President Trump blacklisted several Chinese organizations, sending the broader indices downward. Later, a promising truce between U.S. and Chinese negotiators surprisingly emerged, boosting the markets. However, the roller-coaster ride probably has many folks thinking about lesser known small caps.But if the blue chips are risky in this unpredictable environment, why would anyone consider small-cap stocks? Although admittedly counterintuitive, the small caps may offer a better place to park your money. First and foremost, it just doesn't take much to move these names. Any positive developments, no matter how much of a reach, could swing shares massively.Of course, that goes for the opposite direction too. However, the beauty of small-cap stocks is that you don't need to invest as much money to see robust returns. This leads to another point about the tertiary players of the financial markets: you can potentially advantage their inefficiencies.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsLarger organizations, especially those listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500, react to all available news. Because they attract the most eyeballs, investors collectively respond in more or less the most rational manner. Think of blue chips as the "phone a friend" option within popular quiz-style TV programs.But with small caps, there's no phoning friends because you might be the only one watching. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but because small caps don't generate as much interest, you can better exploit market irrationality. * 10 Buy-and-Hold Stocks to Own Forever With that introduction, let's have a look at eight small-cap stocks to put on your radar: Freshpet (FRPT)I've said this many times before, but Americans love their pets. And I can completely understand. Honestly, I'd rather hang out with animals than with most humans. Nevertheless, domesticated animals aren't going to take care of themselves. That's the core thesis behind Freshpet (NASDAQ:FRPT) and FRPT stock.Typically, pet food, especially for dogs, is heavily processed. Essentially, it's cereal for canines. But Freshpet has put an entirely new spin on this drab industry. Featuring 100% natural farm raised poultry, beef and fish, Freshpet products are both delectable and nutritious.According to the latest data, Americans spend $72 billion on their pets. Thus, a viable market exists for Freshpet, bolstering the longer-term case for FRPT stock. Petmed Express (PETS)Source: Shutterstock Earlier, I mentioned the greater upside potential of small caps. Because small-cap stocks don't have the name recognition of blue chips, a sudden burst of positive news could skyrocket shares. However, Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) represents an example of what can go wrong when the news isn't so good.Throughout this year, PETS stock has been under fire for viability concerns. That sentiment came to a head in late July when the underlying company released its fiscal first-quarter earnings report. Both per-share profitability and revenue missed analysts' consensus estimates. As a result, PETS stock dropped 12% following the negative disclosure. * 7 Big Bank Stocks on the Move It's only recently that shares have started to pick back up. Ultimately, I think this is a case where the markets are irrationally pessimistic. In 2017, Americans spent over $17 billion in veterinary care. Put differently, PETS stock has a very believable pathway to recovery. Inspire Medical Systems (INSP)We all know how important a restful night's sleep is. Without it, we're usually cranky or slothful, operating far below our potential. But for the approximately 22 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, restful sleep is only a pipe dream. Fortunately, we have Inspire Medical Systems (NYSE:INSP), which offers a revolutionary approach to this health dilemma.Rather than prescribe a pill that may only last temporarily, Inspire Medical Systems installs a small device into your body. It's a same-day, outpatient procedure, minimizing inconvenience to the patient. Once you're ready to sleep, you simply activate the device via a remote controller. This opens your airways, allowing you (and your partner) to finally get that satisfying rest. Naturally, this exciting and effective technology underlines the case for INSP stock.Now, with a current market cap of $1.25 billion, INSP stock reaches into mid-cap territory. However, shares have witnessed sharp volatility recently, which may bring INSP down among the small caps. Given the massive potential for Inspire, I think this is a worthy discount to consider. B&G Foods (BGS)B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) is another name among small-cap stocks that borderlines the unofficial threshold between small-cap and mid-cap companies. However, BGS stock has been under serious pressure ever since the year began. From the January opener, shares are down nearly 38%. Needless to say, the packaged foods company doesn't inspire confidence.Much of the problem resides with the fundamentals. In its most recent quarter ending June 30, B&G Foods delivered $371 million, which was down over 4% year-over-year. While this disappointment isn't uncommon in the packaged foods industry, B&G is noticeably lagging in terms of last year's sales. Thus, investors haven't given much thought to BGS stock. * The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy But based on the growing unease in our economy, that could change. If we do suffer a recession, discretionary spending is out but the necessities are in. That naturally benefits BGS stock, along with other food-related small caps. Northern Oil & Gas (NOG)Source: Shutterstock This year, crude oil prices have moved in a somewhat surprisingly negative direction. Despite the Federal Reserve's dovish attitude toward monetary policy, "black gold" values have been muted since May. Obviously, that doesn't really help small caps in the oil sector like Northern Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) and NOG stock.However, geopolitical catalysts may once again drive up energy prices. Particularly, I'm worried about an increasingly tense situation in the Middle East. Reports indicate that an Iranian tanker near Saudi Arabia's coastline was hit by missiles. This action threatens to spiral two bitter rivals into a hot conflict. To deter an Iranian response, President Trump has ordered 3,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia.Of course, no one wants an armed conflict to erupt. That said, this region has been mired in violence over the decades. Thus, as a cynical hedge, you may want to consider energy-related small caps like NOG stock. Astronics (ATRO)Speaking of armed conflicts, another market segment that benefits from geopolitical flashpoints are defense companies. Although the big names like Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) or Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) get the most attention, small-cap stocks like Astronics (NASDAQ:ATRO) offer much potential.That's especially true in this environment. Obviously, with the Trump administration bulking up our military presence in Saudi Arabia, this is a boon for defense spending. But other conflicts and potential flash points exist as well, including our failed diplomacy with North Korea, along with a brewing cold war with China and Russia. While no one wishes for a situation to turn hot, the necessity for deterrence boosts ATRO stock. * 10 Buy-and-Hold Stocks to Own Forever Another factor to consider is that defense projects don't occur in a vacuum. For instance, a single manufacturer may develop a fighter jet's airframe. However, companies like Astronics specialize in the less sexier but still critical components, such as communications or electrical power systems. Thus, a win for a defense blue chip may also be a win for ATRO stock. Elastic (ESTC)One of the many highly anticipated tech-related initial public offerings to come out in the last few years, Elastic (NYSE:ESTC) has fortunately avoided the curse of hyped IPOs. That said, ESTC has flatlined technically since early spring of this year. However, this slow down also represents why Elastic is among the small caps to watch closely.Primarily, this is because Elastic promises to change digital search functions for enterprises. As such, Elastic is in some ways the corporate version of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL). Today, searching isn't just about typing in text; instead, people swipe, point or talk within an app's architecture. Bringing these actions toward usable information is what makes Elastic, and by deduction, ESTC stock so compelling.Moreover, you've probably used Elastic without even knowing it. The company is behind the open source technology that drives ride-sharing outfits like Uber Technologies (NYSE:UBER) and Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT).Now, with a market cap of nearly $7 billion, I wouldn't normally regard ESTC as belonging to small-cap stocks. Nonetheless, I believe its relatively lesser known profile justifies its inclusion. Wallbridge Mining (WLBMF)Source: Shutterstock More belonging to the micro caps as opposed to small-cap stocks, Wallbridge Mining (OTCMKTS:WLBMF) is an extremely risky play. With shares trading at only a quarter -- and I mean that literally -- WLBMF stock is the epitome of speculative. Please don't say I didn't warn you as I warned you twice in consecutive fashion!However, I believe the current environment for gold and silver prices is the best it has been in a long time. Just in this write up, we've discussed the trade war, tensions in the Middle East and rising global adversaries. People are very much scared, and when fear rises, they typically run to gold. * 7 Hot & Trendy Generation Z Stocks to Buy Therefore, I view WLBMF stock as an anticipated play on broader emotions. When more people get wind of the precious metals opportunity, this will naturally spike up prices. And when that happens, invariably, some folks will seek out cheaper, more accessible stocks.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long gold and silver. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul * Don't Give Up on These 4 Cannabis Stocks The post 8 Stellar Small-Cap Stocks to Buy That Are in Major Industries appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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PetMed Express earnings for the company's fiscal first quarter of 2019 have PETS stock falling on Monday.Source: Shutterstock PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) reports earnings per share of 26 cents for its fiscal first quarter of the year. This is a major drop from its earnings per share of 62 cents from its fiscal first quarter of 2018. It was also a blow to PETS stock by easily missing Wall Street's earnings per share estimate of 46 cents for the period.Net income reported in the PetMed Express earnings release for its fiscal first quarter of 2019 comes in at $5.34 million. That's way down from the company's net income of $12.58 million reported during the same time last year.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe PetMed Express earnings report for its fiscal first quarter of the year also includes operating income of $6.16 million. This is worse off than the company's operating income of $15.76 million reported in its fiscal first quarter of the previous year.PetMed Express earnings for its fiscal first quarter of 2019 has revenue coming in at $79.99 million. The company's revenue from the same period of the year prior was $87.39 million. Unfortunately for PETS stock, analysts' were expecting revenue of $85.92 million for the quarter. * 7 Defense Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio The most recent PetMed Express earnings report also includes details about its quarterly dividend. The company will be paying a divided of 27 cents per share to holders of PETS stock. This dividend is payable Aug. 9, 2019 to shareholders on record as of Aug. 2, 2019.PETS stock was down 1% as of noon Monday. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Defense Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio * 10 High-Flying, Overvalued Stocks in Danger of Crashing * 8 Stocks to Buy That Are Growing Faster Than Amazon As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.The post PetMed Express Earnings: PETS Stock Falls on Q1 Miss appeared first on InvestorPlace.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., July 22, 2019 -- PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETS) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Net sales for the quarter.
Shares of PetMed Express were tumbling Monday after the company missed analysts' first quarter top- and bottom-line estimates. PetMed reported earnings of 26 cents per share on revenue that fell 8.5% year over year to $80 million.
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PetMed Express, Inc. (PETS) will announce its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time, then at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time, Menderes Akdag, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, will host a conference call to review the financial results. For those unable to participate in the live event, the call will be available for replay from 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time on July 22, 2019 until August 5, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time. Founded in 1996, PetMed Express is America’s Largest Pet Pharmacy, delivering prescription and non-prescription pet medications and other health products for dogs and cats at competitive prices direct to the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds toll free number and on the Internet through its website at www.1800petmeds.com.