Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Recent Performance: Central Garden And Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENTA)

Recent Performance: Central Garden And Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENTA)

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Central Garden And Pet Company is in the consumer defensive sector and 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 CENTA stock showed a previous change of -0.04% with an open at 25.18 and a close of 25.17. It reached an intraday high of 25.71 and a low of 25.07.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.5b with 58.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 55.3m shares. Trading volume reached 107,597 shares compared to its average volume of 299,031 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 -2.25% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.61%. Over three months, it changed -3.97%. In one year it has changed -38.02% and within that year its 52-week high was 41.97 and its 52-week low was 23.07. CENTA stock is 9.10% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 29.58 and a 50 day moving average of 25.15. Currently CENTA stock is trading -14.90% 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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Earnings:

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 10.85. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.15. The TTM EPS is 1.78, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.14.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/06/2019): 0.73
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/06/2019): 0.03
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/27/2018): 0.19
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/01/2018): 0.79
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/07/2018): 0.86

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 0.06.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.74%, return on assets is 5.35%, profit margin is 4.23%, price-to-sales is 0.64 and price-to-book is 1.49.

Company Scores:

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

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