Neither of these ETFs holds special appeal

Here we take a closer look at two relatively new North American ETFs. This month’s selections include a quantitative, low-volatility Canadian equity ETF and a global pet-products ETF.
FRANKLIN LIBERTY RISK MANAGED CANADIAN EQUITY ETF $21.04 (Toronto symbol FLRM; Market cap: $12.7 million) aims to invest in Canadian equities… Read More

New products, tax cuts boost Idexx

IDEXX LABORATORIES INC. $202 (Nasdaq symbol IDXX; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 86.9 million; Market cap: $17.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 7.2; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.idexx.com) makes equipment that veterinarians use to detect diseases in pets.
Thanks to strong demand for its… Read More

Q: Hello, Patrick. My dog just had a session at the veterinarian, who prescribed medication, and that has me thinking. Do you have any information about a drug company called PetMed Express (PETS on Nasdaq)? Are there any other pet-care stocks you would recommend? Best wishes and thanks.

A: PetMed Express, $34.86, symbol PETS on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 20.6 million; Market cap: $716.1 million, www.1800petmeds.com), is a leading online U.S.-wide pet pharmacy. The company does business as 1-800-PetMeds. It sells prescription and non-prescription medications, and other health-related products, through three main channels: the… Read More

Sales and profit jump for Idexx

IDEXX LABORATORIES INC. $154 (Nasdaq symbol IDXX; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 87.3 million; Market cap: $13.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 7.2; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.idexx.com) gets about 85% of its revenue from equipment that veterinarians use to detect… Read More

Keep holding Idexx despite its jump

IDEXX LABORATORIES INC. $155 (Nasdaq symbol IDXX; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 87.9 million; Market cap: $13.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 7.7; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.idexx.com) gets about 85% of its revenue from equipment that veterinarians use to detect… Read More

Price jump adds to Idexx’s risk

IDEXX LABORATORIES INC. $120 (Nasdaq symbol IDXX; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 89.7 million; Market cap: $10.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 6.2; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.idexx.com) makes equipment that veterinarians use to detect diseases in pets. It also makes… Read More

IDEXX LABORATORIES INC. $72

IDEXX LABORATORIES INC. $72(Nasdaq symbol IDXX; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 89.6 million; Market cap: $6.5 billion; Priceto- sales ratio: 4.0; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.idexx.com) makes equipment that veterinarians use to detect diseases in pets. It also makes… Read More