PetMed Express Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) CEO Menderes Akdag sold 6,274 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.25, for a total value of $139,596.50. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 550,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,237,500. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Menderes Akdag also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, November 14th, Menderes Akdag sold 40,000 shares of PetMed Express stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.63, for a total value of $865,200.00.
  • On Monday, October 10th, Menderes Akdag sold 10,000 shares of PetMed Express stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.00, for a total value of $210,000.00.
  • On Thursday, September 22nd, Menderes Akdag sold 10,000 shares of PetMed Express stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.75, for a total value of $207,500.00.

PetMed Express Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) opened at 22.01 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $445.77 million, a PE ratio of 20.57 and a beta of 1.11. PetMed Express Inc. has a 52-week low of $15.73 and a 52-week high of $22.37. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $20.66 and its 200 day moving average price is $19.92.

PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 24th. The company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.02. PetMed Express had a net margin of 9.10% and a return on equity of 25.77%. The business had revenue of $60.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $58.47 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.22 EPS. PetMed Express’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that PetMed Express Inc. will post $1.09 earnings per share for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS)

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 18th. Investors of record on Monday, November 7th were issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 3rd. PetMed Express’s dividend payout ratio is currently 71.03%.

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Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PETS. NEXT Financial Group Inc raised its position in PetMed Express by 167.2% in the second quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 5,354 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 3,350 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in PetMed Express by 101.2% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,206 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 3,121 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada raised its position in PetMed Express by 19.6% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 6,423 shares of the company’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 1,053 shares in the last quarter. Cutler Group LP raised its position in PetMed Express by 832.0% in the second quarter. Cutler Group LP now owns 7,064 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 8,029 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in PetMed Express during the second quarter valued at approximately $143,000. 73.97% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

PETS has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded PetMed Express from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 27th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of PetMed Express in a research note on Tuesday, August 16th.

PetMed Express Company Profile

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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