Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Central Garden & Pet (CENTA) Stock Price

Media coverage about Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Central Garden & Pet earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.8174733357322 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ CENTA) opened at $39.17 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,038.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.43 and a beta of 0.28. Central Garden & Pet has a 52-week low of $28.12 and a 52-week high of $41.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 3.10 and a quick ratio of 1.37.

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 28th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $490.46 million during the quarter. Central Garden & Pet had a return on equity of 12.81% and a net margin of 3.84%. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.13 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Central Garden & Pet will post 1.62 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. CL King reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of Central Garden & Pet in a research report on Friday. Sidoti downgraded Central Garden & Pet from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Monness Crespi & Hardt assumed coverage on Central Garden & Pet in a research report on Friday, October 20th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $44.00 target price for the company.

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Central Garden & Pet Company Profile

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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