State of Tennessee Treasury Department decreased its stake in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA) by 5.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 28,929 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,828 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned approximately 0.06% of Central Garden & Pet worth $1,076,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in Central Garden & Pet by 1.6% during the third quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 420,575 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,641,000 after acquiring an additional 6,447 shares during the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted its position in Central Garden & Pet by 20.5% during the third quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 104,855 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,900,000 after acquiring an additional 17,815 shares during the last quarter. Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC boosted its position in Central Garden & Pet by 2.2% during the third quarter. Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC now owns 492,089 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,301,000 after acquiring an additional 10,526 shares during the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in Central Garden & Pet during the third quarter worth about $602,000. Finally, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in Central Garden & Pet during the third quarter worth about $466,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 62.81% of the company’s stock.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ CENTA) opened at $36.28 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1,830.00, a PE ratio of 24.17 and a beta of 0.27. Central Garden & Pet Company has a 52-week low of $26.92 and a 52-week high of $38.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a current ratio of 3.38.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on CENTA shares. Sidoti lowered shares of Central Garden & Pet from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Monness Crespi & Hardt started coverage on shares of Central Garden & Pet in a research report on Friday, October 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock.

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About Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company is a marketer and producer of branded products and distributor of third party products in the pet and lawn and garden supplies industries in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Pet segment and the Garden segment. It is a marketer and producer of pet supplies in the United States.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA)

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