Analysts See $0.44 EPS for PetMed Express, Inc. (PETS); Loral Space and Communications (LORL) Shorts Down By 8.92%

April 21, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Analysts expect PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) to report $0.44 EPS on May, 14.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 18.92% from last quarter’s $0.37 EPS. PETS’s profit would be $8.96 million giving it 20.28 P/E if the $0.44 EPS is correct. After having $0.44 EPS previously, PetMed Express, Inc.’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.97% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $35.7. About 698,582 shares traded or 9.52% up from the average. PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) has risen 108.30% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 96.75% the S&P500.

Loral Space and Communications Inc (NASDAQ:LORL) had a decrease of 8.92% in short interest. LORL’s SI was 311,600 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 8.92% from 342,100 shares previously. With 49,700 avg volume, 6 days are for Loral Space and Communications Inc (NASDAQ:LORL)’s short sellers to cover LORL’s short positions. The SI to Loral Space and Communications Inc’s float is 3.59%. The stock decreased 0.87% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $39.8. About 58,296 shares traded or 5.06% up from the average. Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LORL) has risen 7.35% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 36 investors sold PetMed Express, Inc. shares while 43 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 17.75 million shares or 9.72% less from 19.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Arrowstreet Lp reported 1.01M shares stake. Hanseatic Management has invested 0% of its portfolio in PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS). Moreover, Wellington Mgmt Gp Limited Liability Partnership has 0% invested in PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS). Bankshares Of Ny Mellon Corporation has 0% invested in PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) for 343,651 shares. Verity Asset Inc reported 0.21% stake. Alps Advsrs owns 12,289 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System owns 31,143 shares. Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 0% of its portfolio in PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS). 279,108 are held by Old Mutual Investors (Uk) Limited. Geode Limited Liability, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 186,598 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Co invested in 0.03% or 10,994 shares. 17,000 are held by Amp Cap Limited. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0% or 6,900 shares in its portfolio. Stratos Wealth Partners Limited holds 1,400 shares. Acadian Asset Management Ltd Liability Company accumulated 473,256 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Petmed Express Inc had 10 analyst reports since February 4, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 19 by Northcoast. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Hold” on Monday, August 21. The rating was maintained by Noble Financial with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 26. Craig Hallum downgraded PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) on Tuesday, July 11 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Thursday, August 24. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Noble Financial. The rating was upgraded by Northcoast on Monday, July 24 to “Buy”. As per Monday, May 9, the company rating was upgraded by Craig Hallum. The stock has “Buy” rating by Northcoast on Wednesday, January 3.

PetMed Express, Inc. and its subsidiaries, doing business as 1-800-PetMeds, operates as a pet pharmacy in the United States. The company has market cap of $727.14 million. The firm markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, health products, and supplies for dogs and cats to retail customers. It has a 21 P/E ratio. It provides non-prescription medications and supplies, such as flea and tick control products, bone and joint care products, vitamins, treats, nutritional supplements, hygiene products, and supplies; and prescription medications, including heartworm preventatives, flea and tick preventatives, arthritis, thyroid, diabetes, pain medications, antibiotics, and other specialty medications, as well as generic substitutes.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $3.80 million activity. KORN RONALD J also sold $35,570 worth of PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) on Friday, October 27. AKDAG MENDERES had sold 10,000 shares worth $570,000. On Friday, December 15 FULGONI GIAN sold $887,600 worth of PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) or 20,000 shares.

Loral Space & Communications Inc., a satellite communications company, provides satellite communications services to broadcast, telecom, corporate, and government clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.23 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the firm provided satellite services to its clients through a fleet of 15 in-orbit satellites; and owns the Canadian Ka-band payload on the ViaSat-1 satellite. It has a 9.26 P/E ratio. It also offers video distribution and direct-to-home video, as well as end-to-end communications services using satellite and hybrid satellite-ground networks; and broadcast services, including DTH, video distribution and contribution, and satellite transmission services for the broadcast of video news, sports, and live event coverage.

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