WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) _ Central Garden & Pet Co. (CENT) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $41.5 million.

The Walnut Creek, California-based company said it had profit of 79 cents per share.

The maker of products for the pet supply and lawn and garden markets posted revenue of $657.9 million in the period.

Central Garden shares have increased 12 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $43.51, a rise of 35 percent in the last 12 months.

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