Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Central Garden & Pet Co from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Argus assumed coverage on shares of Central Garden & Pet Company in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Central Garden & Pet Company earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Alpha One's scale. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $40.00. Cheyne Capital Management Uk Llp who had been investing in Central Garden & Pet Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.54 billion market cap company.
On Tuesday, May 16th, John Ranelli sold 1,196 shares of Central Garden & Pet Company stock. Central Garden & Pet Co has a 1-year low of $18.63 and a 1-year high of $39.33. Cheyne Capital Management Uk Llp sold 107,732 shares as the company's stock declined 10.35% while stock markets rallied. The company's 50-day moving average is $34.16 and its 200 day moving average is $34.00.
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.03. Businesswire.com's news article titled: "Central Garden & Pet Announces Executive Appointment" with publication date: May 22, 2017 was also an interesting one. The company had revenue of $569.92 million for the quarter. On average, analysts expect that Central Garden & Pet Company will post $1.42 earnings per share for the current year. The business's quarterly revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter past year.
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06/16/2016 - Central Garden & Pet Company was upgraded to " by analysts at SunTrust. Also, insider Michael A. Reed sold 15,107 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.21, for a total transaction of $501,703.47. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 142,558 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,734,351.18. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.49, for a total value of $687,945.87. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 110,668 shares in the company, valued at $3,245,892.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 82,382 shares of company stock worth $2,613,603 over the last three months.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in CENT. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Central Garden & Pet Co by 65.7% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in Central Garden & Pet Co by 9.9% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,253 shares of the company's stock worth $158,000 after buying an additional 1,201 shares in the last quarter. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Central Garden & Pet Company from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Saturday. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 51,038 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,892,000 after buying an additional 32,168 shares in the last quarter.
02/22/2016 - KeyBanc began new coverage on Central Garden & Pet Company giving the company a " rating. The legal version of this news story can be viewed at https://transcriptdaily.com/2017/06/12/insider-selling-central-garden-pet-co-cent-director-sells-15000-shares-of-stock-updated-updated-updated-updated.html. New York State Teachers Retirement System now owns 7,842 shares of the company's stock worth $259,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter.
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