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Stock Under Review: Central Garden And Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT)


Central Garden And Pet Company trades as part of the consumer defensive sector and is in the consumer packaged goods industry. The company CEO is George C. Roeth. 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 -1.63% with an open at 29.55 and a close of 29.00. It reached an intraday high of 29.65 and a low of 28.99.

Business Wire:  Central Garden & Pet Spring 2019 Presentation Schedule


The stock has a market cap of $1.7b with 57.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 55.0m shares. Trading volume reached 875,135 shares compared to its average volume of 174,686 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 -4.01% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -26.21%. Over three months, it changed -15.06%. In one year it has changed -29.77% and within that year its 52-week high was 45.02 and its 52-week low was 28.99. CENT stock is 0.03% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 37.14 and a 50 day moving average of 34.76. Currently CENT stock is trading -21.92% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  Central Garden & Pet Spring 2019 Presentation Schedule


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.32 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.50. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.09. The TTM EPS is 1.94, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.95.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.03
09-30-2018:  0.10
06-30-2018:  0.79
03-31-2018:  0.86

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 33.70, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 13.96%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 35.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is -0.04

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 12.47%, return on assets is 5.67%, profit margin is 4.41%, price-to-sales is 0.76 and price-to-book is 1.79.

Company Scores:

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

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