News headlines about Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tractor Supply earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.2548821560107 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

TSCO has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Loop Capital set a $55.00 target price on shares of Tractor Supply and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Tractor Supply from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Tractor Supply from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Tractor Supply in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, Moffett Nathanson initiated coverage on shares of Tractor Supply in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Fifteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $67.40.

Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) traded down $0.96 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $78.53. 1,430,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,980,000. Tractor Supply has a 12-month low of $49.87 and a 12-month high of $79.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 0.17 and a current ratio of 2.00. The company has a market cap of $9,860.00, a P/E ratio of 23.30, a PEG ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 1.31.

Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty retailer reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.04. Tractor Supply had a net margin of 6.04% and a return on equity of 31.25%. The firm had revenue of $1.72 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.68 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.67 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 11.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Tractor Supply will post 3.28 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CMO Steve K. Barbarick sold 43,076 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.03, for a total value of $2,973,536.28. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply Company is an operator of rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The Company is focused on supplying the needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. It is engaged in the retail sale of products that support the rural lifestyle.

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