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

-1.59 (-3.66%)
(As of 05/20/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
77,465 shs
Average Volume
43,042 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.31 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Central Garden & Pet

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 grooming products, waste management and training pads, and pet containment; supplies for aquatics, small animals, reptiles, and pet birds, including toys, cages and habitats, bedding, and food and supplements; animal and household health and insect control products; live fish and products for fish, reptiles, and other aquarium-based pets, such as aquariums, furniture and lighting fixtures, pumps, filters, water conditioners, food, and supplements; and products for horses and livestock, as well as outdoor cushions and pillows. This segment sells its products under the Aqueon, Cadet, Comfort Zone, Farnam, Four Paws, Kaytee, K&H Pet Products, Nylabone, and Zilla brands. The Garden segment offers lawn and garden supplies products that include grass seed; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, and other birding accessories; fertilizers; decorative outdoor lifestyle 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, as well as under Bell Nursery, Lilly Miller, and Over-N-Out other brand names. Central Garden & Pet Company was founded in 1955 and is based in Walnut Creek, California.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Miscellaneous nondurable goods
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.30 billion
Cash Flow
$4.13 per share
Book Value
$23.50 per share


Net Income
$151.75 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$2.31 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Social Links


Overall MarketRank

1.94 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

223rd out of 397 stocks

Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Industry

3rd out of 3 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.0Community Rank: 4.0Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Central Garden & Pet a buy right now?

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Central Garden & Pet in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Central Garden & Pet stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CENT, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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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, August 3rd 2022.
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How were Central Garden & Pet's earnings last quarter?

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 4th. The company reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.09. The business earned $954.37 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $935.14 million. Central Garden & Pet had a net margin of 4.48% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.18%.
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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 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 16th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.10- for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.10. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for CENT?

1 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Central Garden & Pet's shares. Their forecasts range from $60.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate Central Garden & Pet's stock price to reach $60.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 43.2% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Central Garden & Pet's key executives?
Central Garden & Pet's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Timothy P. Cofer, CEO & Director (Age 53, Pay $1.26M)
  • Mr. Nicholas Lahanas, Chief Financial Officer (Age 53, Pay $476.99k)
  • Mr. John D. Walker III, Pres of Garden Consumer Products (Age 64, Pay $832.78k)
  • Mr. John Edward Hanson, Pres of Pet Consumer Products (Age 56, Pay $634.19k)
  • Mr. Howard A. Machek, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Chris Walter, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Friederike Edelmann, VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Joyce McCarthy, Gen. Counsel
  • Mr. Jon M. Balousek, Pres of Corp. Devel. (Age 53)
  • Mr. Mike McGoohan, Sr. VP of Marketing & Strategy
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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 (BG), Brinker International (EAT), Kroger (KR), Pfizer (PFE), Domtar (UFS) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (3.04%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.57%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.31%), Allianz Asset Management GmbH (1.16%), State Street Corp (0.70%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.53%). Company insiders that own Central Garden & Pet stock include Brooks Pennington III, Daniel P Myers, George A Yuhas, Howard Machek, John D Walker III, John D Walker III, John Ranelli and Nicholas Lahanas.
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Which institutional investors are selling Central Garden & Pet stock?

CENT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, Invesco Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank , JPMorgan Chase & Co., Royce & Associates LP, and UBS Group AG. Company insiders that have sold Central Garden & Pet company stock in the last year include Brooks Pennington III, John D Walker III, John Ranelli, and Nicholas Lahanas.
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Which institutional investors are buying Central Garden & Pet stock?

CENT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Maven Securities LTD, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Orchard Capital Managment LLC, State Street Corp, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Inspire Investing LLC, and Sei Investments Co..
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Central Garden & Pet's stock price today?

One share of CENT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $41.91.

How much money does Central Garden & Pet make?

Central Garden & Pet has a market capitalization of $2.31 billion and generates $3.30 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $151.75 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.74 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Central Garden & Pet have?

Central Garden & Pet employs 7,000 workers across the globe.

Does Central Garden & Pet have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Central Garden & Pet: Green Garden.

When was Central Garden & Pet founded?

Central Garden & Pet was founded in 1980.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 302-636-5454.

This page was last updated on 5/22/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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