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Central Garden & Pet (CENT) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.95 (-2.06%)
(As of 01:43 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
99,755 shs
Average Volume
108,510 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.04 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Central Garden & Pet MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
3.25 Rating Score
20.1% Upside
$54.67 Price Target
Short Interest
10.32% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.58mentions of Central Garden & Pet in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.77 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.40 to $2.65 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.33 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

128th out of 262 stocks

Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Industry

2nd out of 4 stocks

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About Central Garden & Pet Stock (NASDAQ:CENT)

Central Garden & Pet Company produces and distributes various products for the lawn and garden, and pet supplies markets in the United States. It operates through two segments: Pet and Garden. The Pet segment provides dog and cat supplies, such as dog treats and chews, toys, pet beds and containment, grooming products, waste management, and training pads; supplies for aquatics, small animals, reptiles, and pet birds, including toys, cages and habitats, bedding, and food and supplements; products for equine and livestock; animal and household health and insect control products; aquariums and terrariums, including fixtures and stands, water conditioners and supplements, water pumps and filters, and lighting systems and accessories; and live fish and small animals, as well as outdoor cushions. This segment sells its products under the Aqueon, Cadet, Comfort Zone, Farnam, Four Paws, K&H Pet Products, Kaytee, Nylabone, and Zilla brands. Its Garden segment offers lawn and garden supplies products that include grass seed; vegetable; flower and herb packet seed; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, and other birding accessories; fertilizers; decorative products; live plants; and weed and grass, as well as other herbicides, insecticide, and pesticide products. This segment sells its lawn and garden supplies products under the Amdro, Ferry-Morse, Pennington, and Sevin brands. The company sells its products to independent distributors, big-box retailers, national and regional retail chains, e-commerce and online retailers, grocery stores, nurseries, and mass merchants. Central Garden & Pet Company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California.

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Miscellaneous nondurable goods
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$125.64 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.31 billion
Cash Flow
$3.39 per share
Book Value
$22.49 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$3.10 billion

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Key Executives

  • Ms. Mary Beth Springer (Age 60)
    Interim CEO & Director
    Comp: $134.5k
  • Mr. Nicholas Lahanas (Age 55)
    Senior VP & CFO
    Comp: $520.35k
  • Ms. Joyce McCarthy (Age 54)
    General Counsel & Secretary
    Comp: $622.99k
  • Mr. John D. Walker IIIMr. John D. Walker III (Age 65)
    President of Garden Consumer Products
    Comp: $602.74k
  • Mr. John Edward Hanson (Age 58)
    President of Pet Consumer Products
    Comp: $593.95k
  • Mr. Howard A. Machek (Age 61)
    Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer
    Comp: $500.4k
  • Mr. Chris Walter
    Senior VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Friederike Edelmann
    Vice President of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Ken Elsbury
    Chief People Officer & Life Sciences Lead
  • Mr. Glen S. Axelrod
    Senior Vice President of Dog & Cat Brands

CENT Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Central Garden & Pet stock right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Central Garden & Pet in the last year. There are currently 3 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" CENT shares.
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What is Central Garden & Pet's stock price target for 2024?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Central Garden & Pet's shares. Their CENT share price targets range from $52.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $54.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have CENT shares performed in 2024?

Central Garden & Pet's stock was trading at $32.0704 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, CENT stock has increased by 41.9% and is now trading at $45.52.
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When is Central Garden & Pet's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 7th 2024.
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How were Central Garden & Pet's earnings last quarter?

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 8th. The company reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.16. The business earned $900.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $888.74 million. Central Garden & Pet had a net margin of 4.49% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.30%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.72 EPS.

What ETFs hold Central Garden & Pet's stock?

ETFs with the largest weight of Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) stock in their portfolio include ProShares Pet Care ETF (PAWZ) and Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF (CALF).Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples ETF (PSCC).

When did Central Garden & Pet's stock split?

Central Garden & Pet's stock split on Friday, February 9th 2024. The 5-4 split was announced on Friday, February 9th 2024. The newly issued shares were issued to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, February 9th 2024. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 125 shares after the split.

What guidance has Central Garden & Pet issued on next quarter's earnings?

Central Garden & Pet issued an update on its FY24 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.50 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.15.

What other stocks do shareholders of Central Garden & Pet own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Central Garden & Pet investors own include Skechers U.S.A. (SKX), General Electric (GE), Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG), Zoetis (ZTS), Bunge Global (BG), Brinker International (EAT), Kroger (KR), Pfizer (PFE), Domtar (UFS) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are Central Garden & Pet's major shareholders?

Central Garden & Pet's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (2.00%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (1.24%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (1.24%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.08%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.08%) and Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio (0.07%). Insiders that own company stock include Brooks Pennington III, Daniel P Myers, Howard Machek, John D Walker III, John D Walker III, John Edward Hanson, John Ranelli, Nicholas Lahanas and William E Brown.
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How do I buy shares of Central Garden & Pet?

Shares of CENT stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Central Garden & Pet have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Central Garden & Pet: Green Garden.
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This page (NASDAQ:CENT) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by Staff

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