PetMed Express, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.20 (NASDAQ:PETS)

PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 24th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Monday, August 7th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share on Friday, August 18th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 3rd.

Shares of PetMed Express (NASDAQ PETS) traded down 2.57% during trading on Friday, reaching $44.29. 1,568,167 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $44.29 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.92. PetMed Express has a 12-month low of $18.90 and a 12-month high of $50.90. The company has a market capitalization of $898.73 million, a P/E ratio of 34.07 and a beta of 0.99.

PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $79.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $77.32 million. PetMed Express had a return on equity of 28.67% and a net margin of 10.34%. PetMed Express’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that PetMed Express will post $1.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research analysts recently commented on PETS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised PetMed Express from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Northcoast Research upgraded PetMed Express from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Craig Hallum cut PetMed Express from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Noble Financial reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of PetMed Express in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th.

In other news, Director Robert C. Schweitzer sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.18, for a total transaction of $122,950.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 88,834 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,368,856.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Bruce S. Rosenbloom sold 6,833 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.18, for a total value of $342,879.94. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 18,534 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $930,036.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 19,333 shares of company stock valued at $949,730. 4.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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.

Dividend History for PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS)

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