Central Garden & Pet Company (CENTA) Shares Bought by New York State Common Retirement Fund

New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its holdings in shares of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA) by 15.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 224,030 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 29,235 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned about 0.43% of Central Garden & Pet worth $6,725,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of CENTA. Arizona State Retirement System grew its position in Central Garden & Pet by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 17,693 shares of the company’s stock worth $531,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund grew its position in Central Garden & Pet by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 24,793 shares of the company’s stock worth $744,000 after acquiring an additional 298 shares during the last quarter. Eagle Global Advisors LLC grew its position in Central Garden & Pet by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Eagle Global Advisors LLC now owns 27,472 shares of the company’s stock worth $825,000 after acquiring an additional 527 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its position in Central Garden & Pet by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 48,259 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,449,000 after acquiring an additional 1,030 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its position in Central Garden & Pet by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 180,683 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,424,000 after acquiring an additional 1,090 shares during the last quarter. 62.98% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on CENTA shares. Sidoti upgraded Central Garden & Pet from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 19th. CL King started coverage on Central Garden & Pet in a research report on Friday, July 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $38.00 price objective on the stock.

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $574.59 million for the quarter. Central Garden & Pet had a return on equity of 13.66% and a net margin of 3.49%.

About Central Garden & Pet

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.

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

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