Press coverage about Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Central Garden & Pet earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 44.379578526347 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ CENTA) opened at 34.28 on Monday. Central Garden & Pet has a one year low of $21.70 and a one year high of $36.82. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $30.52 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.04. The firm has a market cap of $1.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.85 and a beta of 0.34.

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $574.59 million during the quarter. Central Garden & Pet had a net margin of 3.49% and a return on equity of 13.66%. Analysts forecast that Central Garden & Pet will post $1.44 earnings per share for the current year.

CENTA has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Sidoti raised Central Garden & Pet from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 19th. CL King initiated coverage on Central Garden & Pet in a report on Friday, July 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $38.00 price objective on the stock.

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About Central Garden & Pet

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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