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Central Garden & Pet Stock Forecast, Price & News

$40.37
+0.12 (+0.30 %)
(As of 11/27/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$39.50
Now: $40.37
$40.77
50-Day Range
$38.66
MA: $41.20
$43.84
52-Week Range
$23.82
Now: $40.37
$44.80
Volume56,066 shs
Average Volume85,728 shs
Market Capitalization$2.21 billion
P/E Ratio18.18
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.74
Central Garden & Pet Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and distributes 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 supplies products for dogs and cats, including edible bones, edible and non-edible chews, rawhides, dog and cat food and treats, toys, pet carriers, grooming supplies, and other accessories; and products for birds, small animals, and specialty pets, such as cages and habitats, toys, chews, and related accessories. It also provides animal and household health and insect control products; live fishes; and products for fish, reptiles, and other aquarium-based pets comprising aquariums, furniture and lighting fixtures, pumps, filters, water conditioners, food and supplements, and information and knowledge resources; and products for horses and livestock. This segment sells its products to independent pet distributors, retail chains, grocery stores, mass merchants, and bookstores under the Adams, Aqueon, Avoderm, C&S Products, Cadet, Farnam, Four Paws, Kaytee, K&H Pet Products, Nylabone, Pinnacle, TFH, Zilla, Altosid, Comfort Zone, Coralife, Interpet, Pet Select, and Zodiac brands. The Garden segment provides grass seed; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, and other birding accessories; weed, grass, and other herbicides, as well as insecticide and pesticide products; fertilizers; and decorative outdoor lifestyle products that include pottery as well as live plants and outdoor cushions and pillows. This segment sells its products to retail chains, independent garden distributors, grocery stores, nurseries, and garden supply retailers under the AMDRO, Arden Companies, Ironite, Pennington, Sevin, Lilly Miller, Over-N-Out, Smart Seed, and The Rebels brands. The company also engages in the distribution of third party products. Central Garden & Pet Company was founded in 1955 and is based in Walnut Creek, California.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.05 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Miscellaneous nondurable goods
Sub-IndustryN/A
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CENT
CUSIPN/A
Phone925-948-4000
Employees5,800

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.70 billion
Cash Flow$2.49 per share
Book Value$19.70 per share

Profitability

Net Income$92.79 million

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$2.21 billion
Next Earnings Date2/3/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$40.37
+0.12 (+0.30 %)
(As of 11/27/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Central Garden & Pet's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Central Garden & Pet's stock was trading at $26.32 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, CENT stock has increased by 53.4% and is now trading at $40.37.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Central Garden & Pet?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Central Garden & Pet in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Central Garden & Pet?

Wall Street analysts have given Central Garden & Pet a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's winning trading ideas this year have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Central Garden & Pet wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Central Garden & Pet's next earnings date?

Central Garden & Pet is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 3rd 2021.
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How were Central Garden & Pet's earnings last quarter?

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Sunday, November, 22nd. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.31. Central Garden & Pet had a net margin of 4.48% and a return on equity of 12.03%.
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What guidance has Central Garden & Pet issued on next quarter's earnings?

Central Garden & Pet issued an update on its FY 2021 After-Hours earnings guidance on Monday, November, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 2.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.98.

What price target have analysts set for CENT?

4 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Central Garden & Pet's stock. Their forecasts range from $33.00 to $40.00. On average, they expect Central Garden & Pet's stock price to reach $36.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.8%.
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Are investors shorting Central Garden & Pet?

Central Garden & Pet saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 493,400 shares, an increase of 17.2% from the September 30th total of 421,100 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 77,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.4 days. Approximately 5.3% of the company's shares are sold short.
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Who are some of Central Garden & Pet's key competitors?

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), The Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG), Zoetis (ZTS), Bunge (BG), Brinker International (EAT), The Kroger (KR), Pfizer (PFE), Domtar (UFS) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are Central Garden & Pet's key executives?

Central Garden & Pet's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Nicholas Lahanas, Chief Financial Officer (Age 51, Pay $458.44k)
  • Mr. George A. Yuhas, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 68, Pay $488.4k)
  • Mr. Brooks M. Pennington III, Director of Special Projects & Director (Age 66, Pay $318.44k)
  • Mr. John Edward Hanson, Pres of Consumer Pet Products (Age 54, Pay $285.3k)
  • Mr. Timothy P. Cofer, CEO & Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. Howard A. Machek, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Chris Walter, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. James V. Heim, Pres of Bus. Devel. for Pet (Age 66)
  • Ms. Marilyn Leahy, Sr. VP of HR
  • Ms. Kay M. Schwichtenberg, Exec. VP of Animal & Public Health (Age 68)

What is Central Garden & Pet's stock symbol?

Central Garden & Pet trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CENT."

Who are Central Garden & Pet's major shareholders?

Central Garden & Pet's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (2.88%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.91%), State Street Corp (0.61%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (0.38%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.31%) and Allianz Asset Management GmbH (0.25%). Company insiders that own Central Garden & Pet stock include Brooks Pennington III, George A Yuhas, George C Roeth, Howard Machek, Mary Beth Springer, Michael Edwards, Thomas J Colligan and Timothy P Cofer.
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Which major investors are selling Central Garden & Pet stock?

CENT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, JPMorgan Chase & Co., BlackRock Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, State Street Corp, and Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL. Company insiders that have sold Central Garden & Pet company stock in the last year include Brooks Pennington III, George A Yuhas, Howard Machek, and Thomas J Colligan.
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Which major investors are buying Central Garden & Pet stock?

CENT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC, Independent Advisor Alliance, 6 Meridian, and Paloma Partners Management Co. Company insiders that have bought Central Garden & Pet stock in the last two years include Michael Edwards, Thomas J Colligan, and Timothy P Cofer.
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How do I buy shares of Central Garden & Pet?

Shares of CENT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Central Garden & Pet's stock price today?

One share of CENT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.37.

How big of a company is Central Garden & Pet?

Central Garden & Pet has a market capitalization of $2.21 billion and generates $2.70 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $92.79 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.26 on an earnings per share basis. Central Garden & Pet employs 5,800 workers across the globe.

What is Central Garden & Pet's official website?

The official website for Central Garden & Pet is www.central.com.

How can I contact Central Garden & Pet?

Central Garden & Pet's mailing address is 1340 TREAT BOULEVARD SUITE 600, WALNUT CREEK CA, 94597. The company can be reached via phone at 925-948-4000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 11/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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