$0.85 EPS Expected for Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT)

April 17, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.23 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 9 investors sold Central Garden & Pet Company shares while 44 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 9.92 million shares or 0.42% less from 9.96 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Sei Invs Co invested in 0% or 11,324 shares. Moreover, State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 0% invested in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) for 2,025 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd, a Illinois-based fund reported 13,993 shares. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio has 466 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Renaissance Tech Limited Company owns 670,476 shares. Smith Asset Grp Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Ls Investment Advisors Lc has 1,237 shares. The Illinois-based Driehaus Cap Mngmt Limited Company has invested 0.08% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). California State Teachers Retirement System has 0% invested in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) for 16,650 shares. Geode Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) for 23,412 shares. Clarivest Asset Management Limited Liability holds 80,584 shares. Kbc Nv reported 18,588 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0.04% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) or 16,155 shares. Fifth Third Natl Bank has invested 0% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). American Intl Gru has invested 0% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 selling transactions for $4.81 million activity. Ranelli John sold $427,533 worth of stock or 11,563 shares. $276,050 worth of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) was sold by LAHANAS NICHOLAS on Monday, December 11. PENNINGTON BROOKS III also sold $354,744 worth of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) shares. $228,060 worth of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) was sold by Machek Howard. Another trade for 8,351 shares valued at $309,259 was sold by Yuhas George A.. Colligan Thomas J also sold $111,750 worth of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) on Thursday, February 15.

Analysts expect Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) to report $0.85 EPS on May, 2.They anticipate $0.18 EPS change or 26.87 % from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. CENT’s profit would be $41.56M giving it 12.09 P/E if the $0.85 EPS is correct. After having $0.19 EPS previously, Central Garden & Pet Company’s analysts see 347.37 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.53% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $41.11. About 88,103 shares traded. Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) has risen 13.84% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.29% the S&P500.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Central Garden \u0026 Pet (NASDAQ:CENT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Central Garden \u0026 Pet had 5 analyst reports since December 8, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, March 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, March 22 with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 23 to “Overweight”. The stock of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 8 by CL King.

Central Garden & Pet Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and markets products for the pet, and lawn and garden supplies industries in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.01 billion. It operates through two divisions, Pet and Garden. It has a 21.98 P/E ratio. The Pet segment supplies products for dogs and cats comprising edible bones, edible and non-edible chews, rawhide, dog and cat food and treats, toys, pet carriers, grooming supplies, and other accessories; and food, cages and habitats, toys, chews, and related accessories for birds, small animals, and specialty pets.

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