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J.P. Morgan Maintains a Hold Rating on Central Garden Pet (CENT)

J.P. Morgan analyst Andrea Faria Teixeira maintained a Hold rating on Central Garden Pet (CENTResearch Report) yesterday and set a price target of $45.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $43.79.

According to TipRanks.com, Teixeira is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -1.6% and a 56.6% success rate. Teixeira covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as The Estée Lauder Companies, Constellation Brands, and Energizer Holdings.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Central Garden Pet is a Hold with an average price target of $45.00.

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Central Garden Pet’s market cap is currently $2.3B and has a P/E ratio of 15.80.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 42 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of CENT in relation to earlier this year.

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Central Garden & Pet Co. engages in the innovation, production, and distribution of branded private label products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies markets. It operates through Pet and Garden segments. The Pet segment consists of Four Paws Products, TFH Publications, Kaytee, Aquatics, Interpet, Pets International, Breeder’s Choice, and Life Sciences. The Garden segment consists of Pennington Seed, Matthews Four Seasons, Grant’s, AMBRANDS, Lilly Miller, the Pottery Group, Gulfstream, and GKI/Bethlehem Lighting. The company was founded by William E. Brown in 1980 and is headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA.

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