Two Sigma Investments LP Grows Stake in Central Garden & Pet (CENTA)

Two Sigma Investments LP lifted its stake in shares of Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) by 97.5% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 29,388 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,505 shares during the quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP owned 0.06% of Central Garden & Pet worth $1,108,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Central Garden & Pet by 30.5% in the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 232,056 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,630,000 after buying an additional 54,262 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Central Garden & Pet by 3.1% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 74,176 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,759,000 after buying an additional 2,255 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of Central Garden & Pet by 31.6% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 237,823 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,844,000 after buying an additional 57,140 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Central Garden & Pet by 6.3% in the third quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 27,906 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,038,000 after buying an additional 1,648 shares during the period. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in shares of Central Garden & Pet by 3.4% in the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 66,789 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,482,000 after buying an additional 2,187 shares during the period. 64.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Shares of Central Garden & Pet stock opened at $39.04 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,025.47, a PE ratio of 25.03 and a beta of 0.38. The company has a quick ratio of 2.46, a current ratio of 4.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04. Central Garden & Pet has a 12 month low of $28.12 and a 12 month high of $41.34.

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $442.01 million during the quarter. Central Garden & Pet had a return on equity of 12.86% and a net margin of 4.69%. analysts predict that Central Garden & Pet will post 1.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Central Garden & Pet Company Profile

Central Garden & Pet Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and distributes products for the lawn and garden, and pet supplies markets in the United States. It operates through two segments, Pet and Garden. The Pet segment supplies products for dogs and cats comprising edible bones, edible and non-edible chews, rawhide, dog and cat food and treats, toys, pet carriers, grooming supplies, and other accessories; and food, cages and habitats, toys, chews, and related accessories for birds, small animals, and specialty pets.

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

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