Guggenheim Capital LLC Trims Holdings in Central Garden & Pet (CENTA)

Guggenheim Capital LLC trimmed its position in shares of Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) by 12.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 87,998 shares of the company’s stock after selling 12,811 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC owned 0.17% of Central Garden & Pet worth $3,319,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in CENTA. Jefferies Group LLC bought a new position in Central Garden & Pet during the fourth quarter valued at $205,000. Capital Fund Management S.A. bought a new position in shares of Central Garden & Pet in the fourth quarter worth $362,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Central Garden & Pet in the fourth quarter worth $466,000. Pinebridge Investments L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Central Garden & Pet by 325.2% in the fourth quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 18,429 shares of the company’s stock worth $695,000 after acquiring an additional 14,095 shares during the period. Finally, Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. bought a new position in shares of Central Garden & Pet in the fourth quarter worth $714,000. 64.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Central Garden & Pet stock opened at $39.04 on Friday. Central Garden & Pet has a one year low of $28.12 and a one year high of $41.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 4.42 and a quick ratio of 2.46. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,049.86, a PE ratio of 26.03 and a beta of 0.38.

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

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About Central Garden & Pet

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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