Gene Marcials Inside Wall Street

PetSmart Could Make You a Wise Investor

If you have a pet, chances are you know PetSmart (PETM) well enough. If not, you should at least be aware of its stock, which has outsmarted the market so far this year. Shares of the largest provider in North America of almost every product and services that pets need to live -- or luxuriate -- have skyrocketed 45% this year, to $27 from a 52-week low of $15 on Dec. 15, 2008.