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Central Garden & Pet (CENTA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

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(As of 05/24/2024 08:49 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
169,200 shs
Average Volume
244,894 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.63 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Central Garden & Pet MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.75 Rating Score
6.8% Upside
$41.75 Price Target
Short Interest
1.26% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
News Sentiment
0.27mentions of Central Garden & Pet in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$570,528 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.28 to $2.54 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

1.48 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

214th out of 269 stocks

Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Industry

4th out of 4 stocks

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About Central Garden & Pet Stock (NASDAQ:CENTA)

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 containment, grooming products, waste management, and training pads; supplies for aquatics, small animals, reptiles, and pet birds, including toys, cages and habitats, bedding, and food and supplements; products for equine and livestock; animal and household health and insect control products; aquariums and terrariums, including fixtures and stands, water conditioners and supplements, water pumps and filters, and lighting systems and accessories; and live fish and small animals, as well as outdoor cushions. This segment sells its products under the Aqueon, Cadet, Comfort Zone, Farnam, Four Paws, K&H Pet Products, Kaytee, Nylabone, and Zilla brands. Its Garden segment offers lawn and garden supplies products that include grass seed; vegetable; flower and herb packet seed; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, and other birding accessories; fertilizers; decorative 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. The company sells its products to independent distributors, big-box retailers, national and regional retail chains, e-commerce and online retailers, grocery stores, nurseries, and mass merchants. Central Garden & Pet Company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California.

CENTA Stock Price History

CENTA Stock News Headlines

Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT)
Central Garden Pet earnings: here's what Wall Street expects
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CENTA Apr 2024 20.000 call
CENT Apr 2024 40.000 call
CENT Apr 2024 50.000 put
CENTA Mar 2024 30.000 put
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Miscellaneous nondurable goods
Household Products
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$125.64 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.31 billion
Cash Flow
$3.41 per share
Book Value
$21.65 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$2.63 billion
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Key Executives

  • Ms. Mary Beth Springer (Age 60)
    Interim CEO & Director
    Comp: $134.5k
  • Mr. Nicholas Lahanas (Age 55)
    Senior VP & CFO
    Comp: $520.35k
  • Ms. Joyce McCarthy (Age 54)
    General Counsel & Secretary
    Comp: $622.99k
  • Mr. John D. Walker III (Age 65)
    President of Garden Consumer Products
    Comp: $602.74k
  • Mr. John Edward Hanson (Age 58)
    President of Pet Consumer Products
    Comp: $593.95k
  • Mr. Howard A. Machek (Age 61)
    Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer
    Comp: $500.4k
  • Mr. Chris Walter
    Senior VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Friederike Edelmann
    Vice President of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Ken Elsbury
    Chief People Officer & Life Sciences Lead
  • Mr. Glen S. Axelrod
    Senior Vice President of Dog & Cat Brands

CENTA Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Central Garden & Pet stock right now?

4 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 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" CENTA shares.
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What is Central Garden & Pet's stock price target for 2024?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Central Garden & Pet's shares. Their CENTA share price targets range from $32.00 to $50.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $41.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have CENTA shares performed in 2024?

Central Garden & Pet's stock was trading at $28.1856 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, CENTA stock has increased by 38.7% and is now trading at $39.09.
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When is Central Garden & Pet's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 7th 2024.
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How were Central Garden & Pet's earnings last quarter?

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) released its earnings results on Monday, November, 20th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $750.15 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $731.81 million. Central Garden & Pet had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.30% and a net margin of 4.49%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.03) earnings per share.

How often does Central Garden & Pet pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Central Garden & Pet?

Central Garden & Pet declared a -- dividend on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 8th will be given a dividend of $20.00 per share on Thursday, February 8th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 9th.
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What ETFs hold Central Garden & Pet's stock?

ETFs with the largest weight of Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) stock in their portfolio include Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples ETF (PSCC) and QRAFT AI-Enhanced U.S. Next Value ETF (NVQ).Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid ETF (PRFZ).

When did Central Garden & Pet's stock split?

Shares of Central Garden & Pet split before market open on Friday, February 9th 2024. The 5-4 split was announced on Friday, February 9th 2024. The newly minted shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, February 9th 2024. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 125 shares after the split.

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

Central Garden & Pet issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of 2.000- for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 2.230. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Tim Cofer's approval rating as Central Garden & Pet's CEO?

42 employees have rated Central Garden & Pet Chief Executive Officer Tim Cofer on Tim Cofer has an approval rating of 48% among the company's employees. This puts Tim Cofer in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies. 64.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Central Garden & Pet to a friend.

Who are Central Garden & Pet's major shareholders?

Central Garden & Pet's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.38%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (3.43%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (3.10%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (3.10%), Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC (1.65%) and William Blair Investment Management LLC (1.62%). Insiders that own company stock include Brooks Pennington III, Howard Machek, John D Walker III, John Edward Hanson, John Ranelli, Nicholas Lahanas and William E Brown.
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How do I buy shares of Central Garden & Pet?

Shares of CENTA stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:CENTA) was last updated on 5/27/2024 by Staff

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