$0.85 EPS Expected for Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT); Cbiz (CBZ) Sentiment Is 1.5

April 17, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Analysts expect Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) to report $0.85 EPS on May, 2.They anticipate $0.18 EPS change or 26.87% from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. CENT’s profit would be $41.56M giving it 12.09 P/E if the $0.85 EPS is correct. After having $0.19 EPS previously, Central Garden & Pet Company’s analysts see 347.37% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.53% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $41.11. About 88,103 shares traded. Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) has risen 13.84% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.29% the S&P500.

Cbiz Inc (CBZ) investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.32, from 1.82 in 2017Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 72 institutional investors started new or increased stock positions, while 48 reduced and sold stakes in Cbiz Inc. The institutional investors in our database now hold: 46.09 million shares, up from 46.06 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Cbiz Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 9 Reduced: 39 Increased: 47 New Position: 25.

P2 Capital Partners Llc holds 4.67% of its portfolio in CBIZ, Inc. for 2.57 million shares. Skyline Asset Management Lp owns 1.36 million shares or 1.68% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cardinal Capital Management Llc Ct has 1.67% invested in the company for 2.75 million shares. The Florida-based Private Capital Management Llc has invested 1.34% in the stock. Phocas Financial Corp., a California-based fund reported 896,527 shares.

Analysts await CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.57 earnings per share, up 26.67% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.45 per share. CBZ’s profit will be $31.33 million for 8.29 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by CBIZ, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1,325.00% EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.07% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $18.9. About 159,861 shares traded. CBIZ, Inc. (CBZ) has risen 33.46% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.91% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $4.12 million activity.

CBIZ, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides professional business services, products, and solutions in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $1.04 billion. It offers its services through three practice groups: Financial Services, Benefits and Insurance Services, and National Practices. It has a 20.81 P/E ratio. The Financial Services practice group provides accounting and tax, government health care consulting, financial advisory, valuation, litigation support, risk and advisory, real estate consulting, and internal audit outsourcing services.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 sales for $4.81 million activity. Shares for $276,050 were sold by LAHANAS NICHOLAS on Monday, December 11. Ranelli John sold 1,851 shares worth $69,456. $508,932 worth of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) was sold by BALOUSEK JOHN. Colligan Thomas J had sold 3,000 shares worth $111,750 on Thursday, February 15. Yuhas George A. also sold $309,259 worth of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) shares. On Wednesday, January 10 PENNINGTON BROOKS III sold $354,744 worth of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) or 10,000 shares. The insider Machek Howard sold $228,060.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.23 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 9 investors sold Central Garden & Pet Company shares while 44 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 9.92 million shares or 0.42% less from 9.96 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Dana Invest Advisors, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 57,860 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) or 13,993 shares. Fifth Third Retail Bank holds 13,225 shares. The Massachusetts-based Martingale Asset Mngmt L P has invested 0.01% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Vanguard Gp stated it has 0% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Putnam Investments Limited Company owns 0.01% invested in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) for 74,278 shares. 12,200 are owned by Ny State Common Retirement Fund. Invesco has 0% invested in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) for 38,906 shares. Hennessy Advsr holds 0.14% or 115,400 shares in its portfolio. Kbc Group Incorporated Nv accumulated 18,588 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability reported 0% stake. North Star Investment Management Corporation reported 52,950 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc has 4,017 shares. Glenmede Tru Communication Na accumulated 1,921 shares. Mason Street Advsr Llc accumulated 2,688 shares or 0% of the stock.

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