Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Current Technicals: Central Garden And Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT)

Current Technicals: Central Garden And Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT)


Central Garden And Pet Company is in the consumer packaged goods industry and trades as part of the consumer defensive sector. Central Garden and Pet Co 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.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CENT stock showed a previous change of -2.22% with an open at 35.18 and a close of 34.41. It reached an intraday high of 35.35 and a low of 34.07.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.0b with 57.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 54.3m shares. Trading volume reached 141,190 shares compared to its average volume of 94,130 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Central Garden And Pet Company shares returned -2.93% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -11.68%. Over three months, it changed -21.24%. In one year it has changed -10.72% and within that year its 52-week high was 45.02 and its 52-week low was 34.07. CENT stock is 1.00% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 40.21 and a 50 day moving average of 39.08. Currently CENT stock is trading -14.42% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.52 that ended on 30th of September 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 22.64. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.80. The TTM EPS is 1.92, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.92.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.79
03-31-2018:  0.86
12-31-2017:  0.19
09-30-2017:  0.08

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 47.26, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 27.19%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 24.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,058,908, which is 1.85% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 11.48. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is -0.12

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 16.93%, return on assets is 7.59%, profit margin is 6.64%, price-to-sales is 1.17 and price-to-book is 2.70.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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