Analysts See $0.10 EPS for Central Garden & Pet Co (CENT)

November 15, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

 Analysts See $0.10 EPS for Central Garden & Pet Co (CENT)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.44, from 1.29 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 26 investors sold Central Garden & Pet Co shares while 41 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 10.24 million shares or 5.65% less from 10.85 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
10,104 are held by Gsa Cap Limited Liability Partnership. Amer Century reported 43,211 shares. Northern holds 0% or 127,102 shares. The Illinois-based Citadel Advsrs Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT). Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada holds 37,414 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Capital Llc holds 16,692 shares. Smith Asset Mngmt Gru Lp accumulated 658 shares. Etrade Ltd Llc reported 0.02% in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT). Clarivest Asset Management Ltd Co holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) for 85,914 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 330 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Invesco Limited stated it has 57,389 shares. Moreover, Qs Invsts Ltd Liability Co has 0% invested in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT). Caprock Gru holds 7,641 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Rbf Capital Limited Company holds 78,967 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. North Star Investment Corp has invested 0.28% in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT).

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $618,828 activity. PENNINGTON BROOKS III had sold 4,821 shares worth $145,510 on Tuesday, May 16.

Wall Street await Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) to release earnings on December, 7. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.10, down exactly $0.03 or 23.08 % from 2014’s $0.13 EPS. The expected CENT’s profit could reach $5.02 million giving the stock 89.13 P/E in the case that $0.10 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.62 EPS for the previous quarter, Central Garden & Pet Co’s analysts now forecast -83.87 % negative EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $35.65. About 34,964 shares traded. Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) has risen 76.19% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.49% the S&P500.

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

Among 7 analysts covering Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Central Garden & Pet Company had 10 analyst reports since December 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. C.L. King initiated the shares of CENT in report on Friday, July 7 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, October 31 the stock rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy”. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of CENT in report on Tuesday, June 20 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, June 16 the stock rating was upgraded by SunTrust to “Buy”. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, February 22. Sidoti downgraded Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) rating on Monday, October 16. Sidoti has “Hold” rating and $41.0 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. On Monday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”.

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 has market cap of $1.79 billion. The Firm operates in two divisions: Pet segment and the Garden segment. It has a 26.94 P/E ratio. It is a marketer and producer of pet supplies in the United States.

Another recent and important Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “CORRECTING and REPLACING Central Garden & Pet Receives Noteworthy Recognition …” on October 18, 2017.

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