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  • These Highly Defensive Animal Related Companies Look Attractive

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: MWIV, PETS, ZTS

    It seems that one industry that has become highly defensive in recent times is the pet industry. It would appear that no matter how hard the economic situation has become, pets still get care and attention from their owners.

    In addition, pets require almost constant medical attention as this guidance from the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals in the UK shows:

    'When puppies and kittens are born they more »

  • Wagging the Tailwinds With Pet Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: MWIV, PETS, WOOF, ZTS

    If you own an animal companion you know you would move heaven and earth to keep it healthy.  Pet ownership of dogs and cats has almost tripled from 67 million in 1970 to 164 million in 2013 according to the Humane Society of the United States. Consumer research company Packaged Facts found Americans spend $41 billion annually on pets. That figure has doubled in the last decade.

    Based on these more »

  • Should You Buy This 4% Yielding Small Cap Stock?

    By Bob Ciura - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: AWR, MCY, PETS

    Imagine a small-cap stock with a well-known brand name that pays a 4% dividend at recent prices. Consider, too, that this stock recently increased its dividend and has climbed 50% in price just since the beginning of 2013.

    Although you might be tempted to call me crazy, one such stock does actually exist. Is this stock too good to be true? Or are there underlying risks investors need to first more »

  • Could This Online Pet Supplier Join the Seattle Web Giant's Empire?

    By Robert Hanley - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, PETS, PETM

    Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) primary focus may be on its Kindle technology and digital media franchise, but it continues to add products to the world’s largest marketplace. When building product categories are not cost effective, it acquires value-enhancing brands, like its purchase of online shoe purveyor Zappos.

    With $52 billion in annual sales, the pet products business is also on the company’s radar, which it participates in through more »

  • Why You Should Care About Pet Medications

    By Nathaniel Matherson - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, PETS, PETM

    Last week was jam packed with some big companies reporting their second-quarter earnings amid broader market highs. In addition to the market behemoths, 27% of the S&P 500 will report this week, including a number of smaller but equally important companies. On Monday, a small-cap industry leader, PetMed Express (NASDAQ: PETS) reported great first-quarter earnings. The company, also known as 1-800-PetMeds, is America's largest pet pharmacy, delivering prescription more »

  • How to Profit From the Popularity of Pets

    By Brian Hill - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: PETS, PETM, ZTS

    What if you could find an industry that kept growing through the recession? And what if this industry had such loyal customers that when faced with tighter household budgets, they reduced expenditures so they could keep buying this industry's products? Wouldn't you consider adding its companies to your portfolio?

    So let's look at the top retailer of pet products and services, a supplier of pet medications, and more »

  • Are These Stocks a Buy Post Earnings?

    By Brian Nichols - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, HAL, MCD, PETS

    Monday morning was quiet on the earnings front, but there were still several big-name companies to report quarterly results. In this piece, I am looking at those stocks, determining if any are good post-earning buys, and asking if any should be added to my Motley Fool CAPS.

    Nothing spectacular

    The publishing giant Gannett (NYSE: GCI) traded lower by more than 3% on Monday after missing second quarter (Q2) earnings expectations more »

  • Innovating On Everyday Tasks: Pet Medicine, Flights & Restaurant Bookings

    By Damian Illia - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: OPEN, PETS, PCLN

    Nothing is more rewarding than good, cheap-to-execute ideas. There are not many of them, but when they appear, someone will surely make a profit. PetMed Express (NASDAQ: PETS), Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN), and OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN) have made successful businesses out of good ideas that didn't need hefty initial capital investments. Let's take a look at how these Internet-based firms accomplished their success and what their future prospects look more »

  • 3 Stock Picks for Pet Lovers

    By Bob Ciura - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: PETS, PETM, ZTS

    Debate rages on as to whether the U.S. consumer is healthy once again. There’s good reason for this, since the U.S. economy is so heavily dependent on consumer spending. But while consumers often cut back on discretionary items when the economy goes south, there’s been little evidence that consumers have cut back on spending on their pets.

    In fact, just the opposite—the American Pet Products more »

  • Best Companies for Your Pets and Your Portfolio

    By Mark Yagalla - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: PETS, PETM, WOOF

    Peter Lynch always said to buy what you know. We all love our pets and realize how expensive they are to care for. Matter of fact, many would treat their pet before themselves. The pet sector is growing rapidly and the stocks within this sector have been great performers. The best bet is to not only use these company's services for your pets, but also add them to your more »

  • In Pets We Trust

    By Grant Hosticka - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: PETS, PETM, ZTS

    Pets are a huge industry that doesn’t receive much attention from investors, and it could be one of the safest during hard economic times.  According to the American Pet Products Association in 2012, $53.33 billion dollars were spent on pets within the U.S. market, and 62% of U.S. households own a pet. I consider pet supplies a non-cynical item. People don’t stop feeding a pet more »

  • High Dividend Yields Aren't Just for Large Caps

    By Bob Ciura - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: DBD, GEF-B, PETS

    Investors who prefer to receive income from their stocks likely know of most of the market’s biggest dividend payers. When you think of dividend stocks, the usual suspects probably come to mind: namely, one of the many blue-chips with market capitalizations in the hundreds of billions. What you might not know is that many of the market’s smaller publicly traded companies pay dividends too. Sometimes, savvy dividend investors more »

  • 3 Companies With 3 Great Characteristics for Your Portfolio

    By Anh HOANG - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: PETS, RTN, STRA

    I am on the hunt for businesses that have consistently generated high returns on capital over a long period of time, produced good cash flow, paid decent dividends, and are valued cheaply. Thus, I ran a screen for finding such businesses that have consistently generated return on equity of at least 15% in each of the past five years, had a free cash flow yield of at least 5%, and more »

  • $11 Million Worth of Insiders Sales in This Pet Stock

    By Anh HOANG - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: PETS, PETM, ZTS

    In March, PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) insiders, including the chief financial officer, senior vice president of marketing, and senior vice president of of real estate and development, sold more than 177,000 shares of the company at around $62.20, with a total transaction value of more than $11 million.

    From  2009 to 2012, PetSmart has experienced consistent growth in its stock price, rising from $19 per share to more than more »

  • $11 Million Insiders Sales in This Pet Stock

    By Anh HOANG - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: PETS, PETM, ZTS

    In March, insiders including the CFO, Senior VP of Marketing and Senior VP of Real Estate and Development of PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) has sold more than 177,000 shares of the company at around $62.2, with a total transaction value of more than $11 million. In the period of 2009 to 2012, PetSmart has experienced a consistent growth in its stock price, from $19 per share to more than more »

  • 3 Attractive Healthcare Dividend Stocks

    By Mohsin Saeed - March 29, 2013 | Tickers: ABBV, AZN, PETS

    The government has been trying to jump start our economy with low interest rates and other methods of quantitative easing. While these methods are imperative for improving the economy, they also reduce the attractiveness of interest-based instruments. This has made dividend stocks particularly attractive over the last couple of years.The following three healthcare companies offer pretty high dividends and fundamentals show that these dividends are sustainable.

    AbbVie (NYSE: ABBVmore »)

  • Find High Dividend Yields Among Small-Cap Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: DBD, DIN, PETS

    Investors who prefer to receive income from their stocks likely know of most of the market’s biggest dividend names. When you think of dividend stocks, the usual suspects probably come to mind, such as ExxonMobil or Johnson & Johnson. Indeed, the large-cap universe holds many of the market’s well-known, successful dividend payers. What you might not know is that many of the market’s smaller publicly traded companies, those more »

  • A Smart Investment to Make Today

    By Joseph Solitro - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, PETS, PETM

    The happiest place on Earth for humans may be Disney World, but the happiest place on Earth for our pets is PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM). I do not know whether it is the smell of the food, other dogs, or just the thrill of being in public, but my puppies go absolutely crazy on the walk through the parking lot and into the store. My male puppy barks his head off more »

  • Take Advantage of the Booming Pet Economy

    By Adam Levy - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, PETS, PETM, WMT

    Despite all of Bob Barker’s pleading at the end of the Price is Right, the pet population is exploding! As the number of pet owners rises, spending is rising even faster. The market size has doubled on a real basis in the last 20 years. In 2012, Americans spent over $52 billion on animals. That number is expected to rise to $74 billion by 2015.

    (Source: The Atlantic)

    There more »

  • Picking a Promising Pet Stock

    By Eric Novinson - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: IDXX, MWIV, PETS, PETM, WOOF

    Pet related stocks carry high approval ratings from other Fools. Five of the eight stocks that show up under the Pets tag have five star CAPS ratings. These companies all help take care of pets, but they aren't all in the same line of business, and they don't all have similar financial expectations. Picking the strongest pet stock could make a big difference. After eliminating stocks with very more »

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