Central Garden & Pet Co (CENT) Reaches $40.29 After 3.00% Up Move; Cae (USA) (CAE) Had 5 Bullish Analysts

October 13, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

The stock of Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 3.63% or $1.41 during the last trading session, reaching $40.29. About 51,664 shares traded. Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) has risen 76.19% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.49% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $2.02 billion company. It was reported on Oct, 13 by Barchart.com. We have $41.50 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:CENT worth $60.60 million more.

Among 9 analysts covering CAE Inc. (NYSE:CAE), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. CAE Inc. had 16 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. The firm has “Outperform” rating by National Bank Canada given on Friday, May 6. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, May 20. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Friday, May 27 to “Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, February 12 to “Outperform”. On Friday, November 11 the stock rating was downgraded by IBC to “Sector Perform”. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, November 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, September 22 by Zacks. The stock of Cae Inc (USA) (NYSE:CAE) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 26. See Cae Inc (USA) (NYSE:CAE) latest ratings:

30/08/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
01/06/2017 Broker: TD Securities Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $3.38 million activity. 15,000 Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) shares with value of $526,350 were sold by Ranelli John. Another trade for 4,821 shares valued at $145,510 was made by PENNINGTON BROOKS III on Tuesday, May 16. The insider Reed Michael A sold $501,629.

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 has market cap of $2.02 billion. The Firm operates in two divisions: Pet segment and the Garden segment. It has a 30.44 P/E ratio. It is a marketer and producer of pet supplies in the United States.

Among 7 analysts covering Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Central Garden & Pet Company has $44 highest and $15 lowest target. $32.33’s average target is -19.76% below currents $40.29 stock price. Central Garden & Pet Company had 8 analyst reports since December 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Monday, October 31 to “Buy”. As per Monday, February 22, the company rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, June 20 with “Hold”. The stock of Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 16 by SunTrust. C.L. King initiated it with “Buy” rating and $3800 target in Friday, July 7 report. The stock of Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 4 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.44, from 1.29 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 26 investors sold Central Garden & Pet Co shares while 41 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 10.24 million shares or 5.65% less from 10.85 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Natl Bank Of Mellon Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT). Foundry Prtn Limited Liability Co holds 0.1% or 76,295 shares. Prudential Fincl invested in 0% or 18,320 shares. Royal Bank Of Canada holds 37,414 shares. 82,958 were accumulated by Principal Fincl Incorporated. Diker Limited has invested 0.85% in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT). 42 were accumulated by Advisory Serv Network. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Llc accumulated 16,692 shares or 0% of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 330 shares. Millennium Lc reported 13,763 shares. Oberweis Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) for 24,000 shares. New York-based Etrade Cap Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT). Portolan Capital Mngmt Ltd Co invested in 390,278 shares. Vanguard Group reported 1.37M shares stake. Moreover, Voya Investment Mngmt Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT).

Analysts await Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) to report earnings on December, 7. They expect $0.10 EPS, down 23.08% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.13 per share. CENT’s profit will be $5.01 million for 100.73 P/E if the $0.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by Central Garden & Pet Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -83.87% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 3.25% or $0.56 on October 13, reaching $17.79. About 331,800 shares traded. Cae Inc (USA) (NYSE:CAE) has risen 26.75% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

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