NASDAQ:CENT - Central Garden & Pet Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $33.05 -0.97 (-2.85 %) (As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$33.05Today's Range$32.74 - $33.7952-Week Range$29.81 - $45.02Volume144,244 shsAverage Volume128,448 shsMarket Capitalization$1.78 billionP/E Ratio17.30Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.03 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 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. 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 Miscellaneous nondurable goods Sub-IndustryN/A SectorConsumer Discretionary Current SymbolNASDAQ:CENT Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.central.com Phone925-948-4000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.73 Current Ratio5.72 Quick Ratio3.71 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.30 Forward P/E Ratio17.86 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.22 billion Price / Sales0.78 Cash Flow$2.8104 per share Price / Cash Flow11.76 Book Value$18.25 per share Price / Book1.81 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.91 Net Income$123.59 million Net Margins5.58% Return on Equity13.33% Return on Assets5.89% Miscellaneous Employees5,400 Outstanding Shares52,200,000Market Cap$1.78 billion 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 earnings results on Tuesday, November, 27th. The company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $502.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $510.26 million. Central Garden & Pet had a return on equity of 13.33% and a net margin of 5.58%. Central Garden & Pet's revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.08 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 Wednesday, February 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Central Garden & Pet. What guidance has Central Garden & Pet issued on next quarter's earnings? Central Garden & Pet issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.96. What price target have analysts set for CENT? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Central Garden & Pet's shares. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate Central Garden & Pet's stock price to reach $44.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 34.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Central Garden & Pet. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Central Garden & Pet? 5 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 4 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 stories about CENT stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Central Garden & Pet earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Central Garden & Pet's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Central Garden & Pet include PADDY PWR BETFA/ADR (PDYPY), Dolby Laboratories (DLB), Liberty Media Formula One Series B (FWONB), HAIER ELECTRONI/ADR (HRELY), Gildan Activewear (GIL), Electrolux (ELUXY), Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM), ITV PLC/ADR (ITVPY), Grasim Industries (GRSXY), Madison Square Garden (MSG), Toro (TTC), Pool (POOL), Sharp (SHCAY), Columbia Sportswear (COLM) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). 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. George A. Yuhas, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 66)Ms. Kay M. Schwichtenberg, Exec. VP of Animal & Public Health (Age 66)Mr. John R. Ranelli, Consultant & Director (Age 72) 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 Vanguard Group Inc. (10.61%), BlackRock Inc. (3.06%), Vanguard Group Inc (2.61%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.11%), FMR LLC (1.85%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.48%). Company insiders that own Central Garden & Pet stock include Alfred A Piergallini, Brooks Pennington III, George A Yuhas, Howard Machek, John Balousek, 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 major investors are selling Central Garden & Pet stock? CENT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, FMR LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Axiom International Investors LLC DE, Allianz Asset Management GmbH and Credit Suisse AG. Company insiders that have sold Central Garden & Pet company stock in the last year include Brooks Pennington III, George A Yuhas, Howard Machek, John Ranelli, 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 Vanguard Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Earnest Partners LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., BlackRock Inc., Citadel Advisors LLC and GSA Capital Partners LLP. 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 $33.05. How big of a company is Central Garden & Pet? Central Garden & Pet has a market capitalization of $1.78 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: 176 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 239 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 415MarketBeat'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 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are retained earnings?