UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its position in shares of Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENTA) by 18.7% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 37,824 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,966 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc.’s holdings in Central Garden & Pet were worth $1,426,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Central Garden & Pet by 3.3% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,491,328 shares of the company’s stock worth $169,368,000 after buying an additional 141,649 shares in the last quarter. Peregrine Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Central Garden & Pet by 0.6% during the 4th quarter. Peregrine Capital Management LLC now owns 857,563 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,339,000 after buying an additional 5,265 shares in the last quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in Central Garden & Pet during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $21,010,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Central Garden & Pet by 2.2% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 433,293 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,339,000 after buying an additional 9,474 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Central Garden & Pet by 23.3% during the 3rd quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 370,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,786,000 after buying an additional 70,100 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 64.09% of the company’s stock.

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Separately, CL King reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Central Garden & Pet in a research note on Friday, December 8th.

Central Garden & Pet stock opened at $39.13 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,048.82, a P/E ratio of 25.31 and a beta of 0.39. Central Garden & Pet Co has a twelve month low of $28.12 and a twelve month high of $41.34. The company has a current ratio of 4.42, a quick ratio of 2.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04.

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $442.01 million for the quarter. Central Garden & Pet had a return on equity of 12.86% and a net margin of 4.69%. research analysts predict that Central Garden & Pet Co will post 1.85 earnings per share for the current year.

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

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