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S&P 500   5,069.53
DOW   39,069.23
QQQ   436.55
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NASDAQ:CENT

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

$42.88
-0.25 (-0.58%)
(As of 02/26/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$42.71
$43.54
50-Day Range
$30.97
$43.61
52-Week Range
$28.48
$44.45
Volume
128,883 shs
Average Volume
122,997 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.88 billion
P/E Ratio
21.27
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$60.00

Central Garden & Pet MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
39.9% Upside
$60.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
10.57% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-3.45
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.51mentions of Central Garden & Pet in the last 14 days
Based on 24 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.30 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.01%
From $2.22 to $2.42 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.

3.67 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

97th out of 264 stocks

Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Industry

1st 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.

CENT Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/20/2023
Today
2/26/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/01/2024
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Miscellaneous nondurable goods
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:CENT
Employees
6,700
Year Founded
1980

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$60.00
High Stock Price Target
$60.00
Low Stock Price Target
$60.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+39.9%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$125.64 million
Pretax Margin
5.24%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.31 billion
Cash Flow
$3.39 per share
Book Value
$21.65 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
60,818,000
Market Cap
$2.88 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.66

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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 55)
    General Counsel & Secretary
    Comp: $622.99k
  • Mr. John D. Walker IIIMr. John D. Walker III (Age 66)
    President of Garden Consumer Products
    Comp: $602.74k
  • Mr. John Edward Hanson (Age 59)
    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?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Central Garden & Pet in the last year. There are currently 1 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?

1 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Central Garden & Pet's shares. Their CENT share price targets range from $60.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $60.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 39.9% 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 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, CENT shares have increased by 33.7% and is now trading at $42.88.
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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, May 1st 2024.
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How were Central Garden & Pet's earnings last quarter?

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November, 20th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $750.15 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $731.81 million. Central Garden & Pet had a net margin of 4.06% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.32%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.03) 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).Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples ETF (PSCC).

When did Central Garden & Pet's stock split?

Shares of Central Garden & Pet split before market open on Friday, February 9th 2024. The 5-4 split was announced on Friday, February 9th 2024. The newly issued shares were distributed to shareholders after the closing bell 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 FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 2.500- for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 2.550. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (2.23%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (1.79%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.44%), Allianz Asset Management GmbH (0.50%), Northern Trust Corp (0.26%) and Orchard Capital Management LLC (0.25%). Insiders that own company stock include Brooks Pennington III, Daniel P Myers, George A Yuhas, 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 2/27/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff