NASDAQ:CENTA - Central Garden & Pet Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $26.93 -0.40 (-1.46 %) (As of 02/18/2019 03:40 PM ET)Previous Close$27.33Today's Range$26.64 - $27.6652-Week Range$26.45 - $41.97Volume329,181 shsAverage Volume386,353 shsMarket Capitalization$1.41 billionP/E Ratio14.10Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.33 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInstitutional 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 CENTA News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CENTA and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Miscellaneous nondurable goods Sub-IndustryHousehold Products SectorConsumer Discretionary Current SymbolNASDAQ:CENTA Previous Symbol CUSIP15352720 Webwww.central.com Phone925-948-4000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.72 Current Ratio5.10 Quick Ratio3.12Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.10 Forward P/E Ratio14.96 P/E Growth2.62 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.22 billion Price / Sales0.63 Cash Flow$2.8649 per share Price / Cash Flow9.40 Book Value$18.32 per share Price / Book1.47Profitability 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 Shares52,197,000Market Cap$1.41 billion OptionableOptionable Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) Frequently Asked Questions What is Central Garden & Pet's stock symbol? Central Garden & Pet trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CENTA." How were Central Garden & Pet's earnings last quarter? Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENTA) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.12. The business earned $461.99 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $501.24 million. Central Garden & Pet had a net margin of 4.44% and a return on equity of 11.19%. 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 issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.03. What price target have analysts set for CENTA? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Central Garden & Pet's shares. Their predictions range from $39.00 to $44.00. On average, they anticipate Central Garden & Pet's share price to reach $41.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 54.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Central Garden & Pet. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Central Garden & Pet? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Central Garden & Pet in the last year. There are currently 3 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? News headlines about CENTA stock have trended positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Central Garden & Pet earned a news impact score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. Are investors shorting Central Garden & Pet? Central Garden & Pet saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 783,738 shares, an increase of 35.4% from the December 31st total of 578,973 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 326,134 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days. Currently, 1.9% of the company's shares are short sold. View Central Garden & Pet's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Central Garden & Pet's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Central Garden & Pet include Polaris Industries (PII), Cable One (CABO), Skechers USA (SKX), Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (WH), HUGO BOSS AG/S (BOSSY), PIGEON CORP/ADR (PGENY), H & R Block (HRB), Mattel (MAT), MERLIN ENTERTAI/S (MERLY), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Mediaset Espana (GETVY), Six Flags Entertainment (SIX), CAPCOM CO LTD/ADR (CCOEY), Choice Hotels International (CHH) and Brunswick (BC). 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.46%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.12%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.98%), Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc. (1.95%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (1.59%) and GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.33%). Which institutional investors are selling Central Garden & Pet stock? CENTA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Falcon Point Capital LLC, Boston Advisors LLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, ClariVest Asset Management LLC and First Trust Advisors LP. Which institutional investors are buying Central Garden & Pet stock? CENTA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Highbridge Capital Management LLC, Portolan Capital Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., GW&K Investment Management LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Maven Securities LTD, BlackRock Inc. and Geode Capital Management LLC. How do I buy shares of Central Garden & Pet? Shares of CENTA 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 CENTA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $26.93. How big of a company is Central Garden & Pet? Central Garden & Pet has a market capitalization of $1.41 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. MarketBeat Community Rating for Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ CENTA)Community Ranking: 2.7 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 90 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 79 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 169MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Central Garden & Pet and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CENTA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CENTA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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