Central Garden & Pet Co (CENTA) Shares Bought by First Trust Advisors LP

First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENTA) by 108.9% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 67,549 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 35,216 shares during the quarter. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Central Garden & Pet were worth $2,547,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of CENTA. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new position in shares of Central Garden & Pet during the 3rd quarter worth about $466,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Central Garden & Pet during the 4th quarter worth about $466,000. Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Central Garden & Pet during the 3rd quarter worth about $507,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in shares of Central Garden & Pet by 31.8% during the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 21,065 shares of the company’s stock worth $783,000 after purchasing an additional 5,081 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Olstein Capital Management L.P. bought a new position in shares of Central Garden & Pet during the 3rd quarter worth about $1,016,000. 64.09% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Separately, CL King reissued a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Central Garden & Pet in a research report on Friday, December 8th.

Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENTA) opened at $39.54 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $2,004.72, a PE ratio of 24.77 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a current ratio of 4.42, a quick ratio of 2.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04. Central Garden & Pet Co has a 1 year low of $28.12 and a 1 year high of $41.34.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA)

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