News articles about Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central Garden & Pet earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 44.8499155055184 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) traded up 0.12% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $33.70. 160,101 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Central Garden & Pet has a 1-year low of $21.70 and a 1-year high of $38.17. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.74 billion, a PE ratio of 25.41 and a beta of 0.34. The company’s 50 day moving average is $31.30 and its 200 day moving average is $32.18.

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $574.59 million during the quarter. Central Garden & Pet had a net margin of 3.49% and a return on equity of 13.66%. Equities research analysts anticipate that Central Garden & Pet will post $1.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. CL King assumed coverage on shares of Central Garden & Pet in a report on Friday, July 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $38.00 price target on the stock. Sidoti upgraded shares of Central Garden & Pet from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 19th.

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Central Garden & Pet Company Profile

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.

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