Central Garden & Pet Company (CENTA) Jumps 8.66% on January 29

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Central Garden & Pet Company (CENTA) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Friday January 29 as the stock popped 8.66% to $13.68, representing a gain of $1.09 per share. Some 219,527 shares traded hands on 1,896 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 261,759 shares out of a total float of 50.05 million. The stock opened at $12.62 and traded with an intraday range of $13.73 to $12.48.

After today's gains, Central Garden & Pet Company reached a market cap of $684.69 million. Central Garden & Pet Company has had a trading range between $18.90 and $9.08 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $14.40 and a 200-day SMA of $13.13.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 19.7.

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.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Central Garden & Pet Company, check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for CENTA. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

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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