News coverage about Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Alpha One reports. Alpha One, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central Garden & Pet Company earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 85 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of Central Garden & Pet Company (CENTA) traded up 6.32% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $31.12. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 433,600 shares. Central Garden & Pet Company has a 12-month low of $19.85 and a 12-month high of $36.82. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $30.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.61 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.68 and a beta of 0.44.
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter. Central Garden & Pet Company had a return on equity of 12.72% and a net margin of 3.27%. The firm had revenue of $569.92 million for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Central Garden & Pet Company will post $1.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Separately, Sidoti raised shares of Central Garden & Pet Company from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday.
About Central Garden & Pet Company
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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