EPS for Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT) Expected At $0.14

January 21, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

 EPS for Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT) Expected At $0.14
Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.38, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 13 investors sold Central Garden & Pet Company shares while 35 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 9.96 million shares or 2.75% less from 10.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Eqis Cap Inc owns 25,537 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 0% or 51,915 shares in its portfolio. 379 are held by Qs Investors Lc. Sei Invs invested 0% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.01% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Envestnet Asset Inc holds 0% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) or 4,273 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested in 5,340 shares. Comerica Savings Bank reported 10,803 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Great West Life Assurance Can has 13,514 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Natl Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Schwab Charles Invest Inc has invested 0% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Martin & Company Tn accumulated 66,725 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Millennium Llc accumulated 23,537 shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 selling transactions for $5.66 million activity. On Monday, August 7 the insider Reed Michael A sold $515,199. 630 shares valued at $20,773 were sold by SPRINGER MARY BETH on Monday, August 14. Shares for $508,932 were sold by BALOUSEK JOHN on Tuesday, December 12. Another trade for 7,119 shares valued at $276,050 was made by LAHANAS NICHOLAS on Monday, December 11. 3,500 shares were sold by Colligan Thomas J, worth $115,391 on Monday, August 14. Another trade for 25,933 shares valued at $885,911 was made by PENNINGTON BROOKS III on Monday, August 14.

Analysts expect Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) to report $0.14 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 16.67 % from last quarter’s $0.12 EPS. CENT’s profit would be $7.07M giving it 67.38 P/E if the $0.14 EPS is correct. After having $0.08 EPS previously, Central Garden & Pet Company’s analysts see 75.00 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.34% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $37.73. About 56,891 shares traded. Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) has risen 76.19% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.49% the S&P500.

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

Among 8 analysts covering Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Central Garden & Pet Company had 11 analyst reports since December 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust upgraded the shares of CENT in report on Thursday, June 16 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Monday, February 22 the stock rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Sector Weight”. As per Monday, September 4, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti on Monday, October 16 to “Hold”. Oppenheimer maintained Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) on Tuesday, June 20 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 8 by CL King. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 31 by Sidoti. The stock has “Buy” rating by C.L. King on Friday, July 7.

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 $1.91 billion. It operates through two divisions, Pet and Garden. It has a 24.82 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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