NASDAQ:CENT - Central Garden & Pet Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $29.26 +0.01 (+0.03 %) (As of 03/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$29.25Today's Range$29.22 - $29.5152-Week Range$28.91 - $45.02Volume69,248 shsAverage Volume165,521 shsMarket Capitalization$1.69 billionP/E Ratio15.32Dividend YieldN/ABeta-0.03 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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, 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 food, 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, Cadet, Farnam, Four Paws, Kaytee, K&H Pet Products, Nylabone, Pinnacle, TFH, Zilla, Altosid, Comfort Zone, Coralife, Interpet, Kent Marine, 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, trellises, and other wood products, as well as live plants. This segment sells its products to retail chains, independent garden distributors, grocery stores, nurseries, and garden supply retailers under the AMDRO, 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. Receive CENT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CENT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry N/A Sub-IndustryN/A SectorConsumer Discretionary Current SymbolNASDAQ:CENT Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIK887733 Webwww.central.com Phone925-948-4000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.72 Current Ratio5.10 Quick Ratio3.12Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.32 Forward P/E Ratio16.26 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.22 billion Price / Sales0.76 Cash Flow$2.8714 per share Price / Cash Flow10.19 Book Value$18.25 per share Price / Book1.60Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.91 Net Income$123.59 million Net Margins4.44% Return on Equity11.19% Return on Assets5.17%Miscellaneous Employees5,400 Outstanding Shares57,911,000Market Cap$1.69 billion Next Earnings Date5/6/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) Frequently Asked Questions What is Central Garden & Pet's stock symbol? Central Garden & Pet trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CENT." How were Central Garden & Pet's earnings last quarter? Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.06. The company earned $462 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $487.52 million. Central Garden & Pet had a return on equity of 11.19% and a net margin of 4.44%. Central Garden & Pet's quarterly revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.19 EPS. View Central Garden & Pet's Earnings History. When is Central Garden & Pet's next earnings date? Central Garden & Pet is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Central Garden & Pet. What guidance has Central Garden & Pet issued on next quarter's earnings? Central Garden & Pet updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.80 or higher for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.88. Central Garden & Pet also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.80-1.80 EPS. What price target have analysts set for CENT? 6 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Central Garden & Pet's shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate Central Garden & Pet's stock price to reach $43.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 47.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Central Garden & Pet. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Central Garden & Pet? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Central Garden & Pet in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Central Garden & Pet. Has Central Garden & Pet been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about CENT stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Central Garden & Pet earned a news sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Central Garden & Pet's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Central Garden & Pet include Dolby Laboratories (DLB), PADDY PWR BETFA/ADR (PDYPY), Grasim Industries (GRSXY), TUI AG/ADR (TUIFY), Grupo Televisa SAB (TV), Hanesbrands (HBI), SJM (SJMHF), Planet Fitness (PLNT), Pool (POOL), Leggett & Platt (LEG), Sharp (SHCAY), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Caesars Entertainment (CZR), Cable One (CABO) and Polaris Industries (PII). 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 Vereit (VER), General Electric (GE), Skechers USA (SKX), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Bunge (BG), Kroger (KR), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Zoetis (ZTS) and Micron Technology (MU). Who are Central Garden & Pet's key executives? Central Garden & Pet's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. George C. Roeth, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)Mr. Nicholas Lahanas, Chief Financial Officer (Age 50)Mr. William Lawrence Lynch, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 58)Mr. George A. Yuhas, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 67)Ms. Kay M. Schwichtenberg, Exec. VP of Animal & Public Health (Age 67) Who are Central Garden & Pet's major shareholders? Central Garden & Pet's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (3.08%), FMR LLC (1.67%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.24%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.38%), Bank of America Corp DE (1.32%) and Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (0.90%). Company insiders that own Central Garden & Pet stock include Alfred A Piergallini, Brooks Pennington III, George A Yuhas, Howard Machek, John Ranelli, Mary Beth Springer, Michael A Reed, Michael Edwards, Nicholas Lahanas and Thomas J Colligan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Central Garden & Pet. Which institutional investors are selling Central Garden & Pet stock? CENT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of America Corp DE, Timpani Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Millennium Management LLC, GW&K Investment Management LLC, Dana Investment Advisors Inc. and Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Central Garden & Pet company stock in the last year include Brooks Pennington III, George A Yuhas, John Ranelli, Michael A Reed and Thomas J Colligan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Central Garden & Pet. Which institutional investors are buying Central Garden & Pet stock? CENT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, Norges Bank, Portolan Capital Management LLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Eqis Capital Management Inc. and Geode Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Central Garden & Pet. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Central Garden & Pet's stock price today? One share of CENT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.26. How big of a company is Central Garden & Pet? Central Garden & Pet has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion and generates $2.22 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $123.59 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.91 on an earnings per share basis. Central Garden & Pet employs 5,400 workers across the globe. What is Central Garden & Pet's official website? The official website for Central Garden & Pet is http://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] MarketBeat Community Rating for Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ CENT)Community Ranking: 2.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 187 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 250 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 437MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Central Garden & Pet and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CENT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CENT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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