NASDAQ:CENT - Central Garden & Pet Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$42.60 -1.41 (-3.20 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$44.01
Today's Range$42.50 - $44.45
52-Week Range$30.42 - $44.54
Volume716,500 shs
Average Volume128,866 shs
Market Capitalization$2.30 billion
P/E Ratio28.40
Dividend YieldN/A
Central Garden & Pet logoCentral 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 comprising edible bones, edible and non-edible chews, rawhide, dog and cat food and treats, toys, pet carriers, grooming supplies, and other accessories; and food, cages and habitats, toys, chews, and related accessories for birds, small animals, and specialty pets. It also offers animal and household health, and insect control products; aquariums, furniture and lighting fixtures, pumps, filters, water conditioners, food and supplements, and information and knowledge resources for fish, reptiles, and other aquarium-based pets; 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, Bio Spot Active Care, Cadet, Farnam, Four Paws, Kaytee, K&H Pet Products, Nylabone, Pinnacle, TFH, Zilla, Altosid, Comfort Zone, Coralife, Interpet, Kent Marine, Pet Select, Super Pet, and Zodiac brands. The Garden segment provides grass seeds; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, and other birding accessories; weed, grass, and other herbicide, insecticide, and pesticide products; fertilizers; and decorative outdoor lifestyle products, such as pottery, trellises, and other wood products. 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 is also involved in the distribution of third party pet, and lawn and garden products. Central Garden & Pet Company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Miscellaneous nondurable goods
SectorConsumer Discretionary


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.98
Current Ratio3.87
Quick Ratio2.12


Trailing P/E Ratio28.40
Forward P/E Ratio22.07
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.05 billion
Price / Sales1.08
Cash Flow$2.2611 per share
Price / Cash18.84
Book Value$12.29 per share
Price / Book3.47


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.50
Net Income$78.82 million
Net Margins5.09%
Return on Equity13.92%
Return on Assets6.13%


Outstanding Shares52,020,000

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) posted its earnings results on Monday, May, 7th. The company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.04. The company earned $613.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $591.76 million. Central Garden & Pet had a net margin of 5.09% and a return on equity of 13.92%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.67 earnings per share. 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 Tuesday, July, 31st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Central Garden & Pet.

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

Central Garden & Pet updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.89.

What price target have analysts set for CENT?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Central Garden & Pet's shares. Their forecasts range from $46.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Central Garden & Pet's share price to reach $47.6667 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Central Garden & Pet.

Who are some of Central Garden & Pet's key competitors?

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 57)
  • Mr. Nicholas Lahanas, Chief Financial Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Howard A. Machek, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. George A. Yuhas, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 66)
  • Ms. Kay M. Schwichtenberg, Exec. VP of Animal & Public Health (Age 66)

Has Central Garden & Pet been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about CENT stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Central Garden & Pet earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.59 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are Central Garden & Pet's major shareholders?

Central Garden & Pet's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (2.87%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.72%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.63%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (0.86%), WINTON GROUP Ltd (0.31%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.26%). Company insiders that own Central Garden & Pet stock include Alfred A Piergallini, Brooks Pennington III, David N Chichester, George A Yuhas, Howard Machek, John Balousek, John Ranelli, Mary Beth Springer, Michael A Reed, Nicholas Lahanas, Thomas J Colligan and William E Brown. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Central Garden & Pet.

Which major investors are selling Central Garden & Pet stock?

CENT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Allianz Asset Management GmbH and KBC Group NV. Company insiders that have sold Central Garden & Pet company stock in the last year include Alfred A Piergallini, Brooks Pennington III, George A Yuhas, Howard Machek, John Ranelli, Mary Beth Springer, Michael A Reed, Nicholas Lahanas and Thomas J Colligan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Central Garden & Pet.

Which major investors are buying Central Garden & Pet stock?

CENT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including GW&K Investment Management LLC, WINTON GROUP Ltd, BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Engineers Gate Manager LP, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Commerce Bank and Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB. 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 $42.60.

How big of a company is Central Garden & Pet?

Central Garden & Pet has a market capitalization of $2.30 billion and generates $2.05 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $78.82 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.50 on an earnings per share basis. Central Garden & Pet employs 4,100 workers across the globe.

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 (CENT)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  131 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  176 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  307
MarketBeat'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.
This page was last updated on 6/20/2018 by Staff

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