Central Garden & Pet Company (CENTA) Drops 6.06% on December 25

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Central Garden & Pet Company (CENTA) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Friday December 25 as the stock slid 6.06% to $13.65, a loss of $-0.88 per share. Starting at an opening price of $14.46 a share, the stock traded between $13.61 and $14.47 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 103,039 shares over 1,003 trades, against an average daily volume of 318,782 shares and a total float of 50.05 million.

The losses send Central Garden & Pet Company down to a market cap of $683.18 million. In the last year, Central Garden & Pet Company has traded between $18.90 and $9.08, and its 50-day SMA is currently $16.09 and 200-day SMA is $12.88.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 21.3.

Central Garden & Pet Co 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.

Central Garden & Pet Company is based out of Walnut Creek, CA and has some 3,300 employees. Its CEO is John R. Ranelli.

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The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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