Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) Earns Buy Rating from Northcoast Research

About 2.97 million shares traded or 38.65% up from the average. The active investment managers in our partner's database now hold: 109.48 million shares, up from 109.17 million shares in 2017Q2. Regions Financial Corp who had been investing in Tractor Supply Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.00 billion market cap company. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,999,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,970,000. About 863,803 shares traded. It has underperformed by 54.59% the S&P500. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust on Friday, February 3 to "Hold". Qci Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Apple Computer Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $900.87 billion market cap company.

Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) traded up $1.12 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $79.61.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $2.97 million activity. It turned negative, as 32 investors sold CDW shares while 126 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Tractor Supply by 37.5% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo Mn accumulated 1.72M shares. Vanguard Grp Inc has 5.67 million shares. Cambridge Research Advsrs invested in 44,070 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Eads And Heald Counsel stated it has 9,926 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board invested in 0.12% or 87,441 shares. Ahl Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership owns 17,534 shares. Paradigm Asset Company Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 85,366 shares in the company, valued at $6,521,962.40. Oakworth Inc accumulated 1,197 shares. Boston Common Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 27,000 shares or 0.5% of the stock. Farmers Merchants Invs Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) for 167 shares. Of those analysts, 5 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 11 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell. Therefore 60% are positive. Snap-on had 26 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $100.0 target in Wednesday, January 13 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of TSCO in report on Thursday, July 27 with "Hold" rating. Of those holders, 250 had increased positions amounting to 17.23 million shares, 251 had decreased positions amounting to 18.36 million shares, and 79 holders have a held position accounting for 82.27 million shares. (NYSE:C) rating on Thursday, June 22. Robert W. Baird maintained it with "Buy" rating and $7100 target in Thursday, August 3 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, July 25 report. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 5,596 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $303,000 after purchasing an additional 2,254 shares during the last quarter. It also reduced its holding in Calavo Growers Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 309,138 shares. They expect $3.75 EPS, up 11.61% or $0.39 from last year's $3.36 per share. BK's profit will be $931.85 million for 16.05 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual earnings per share reported by Cardinal Health, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.59% EPS growth. Synovus reported 4,119 shares. It also increased its holding in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) by 6,928 shares in the quarter, for a total of 189,511 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares S&P Pref Stk Indx Fn (PFF).

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $2.97 million activity. Its up 0.13, from 0.9 in 2017Q2.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. The specialty retailer reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.04. The New York-based Natl Asset has invested 0.03% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Moreover, Park Presidio Capital Llc has 5.91% invested in the company for 573,863 shares.

Turtle Creek Asset Management Inc. holds 7.79% of its portfolio in Tractor Supply Company for 1.24 million shares. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.'s holdings in Tractor Supply were worth $842,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Chem Bankshares stated it has 9,277 shares. Groesbeck Inv Nj has invested 0.37% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Commercial Bank accumulated 4,755 shares. Yorktown Mgmt And Research Inc holds 4,900 shares. Corda Lc holds 0.59% of its portfolio in Apple Inc.

According to Tractor Supply Company's latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 93.87%. Fruth Investment Management holds 45,515 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott reported 7,869 shares. Therefore 48% are positive. Northcoast Research raised shares of Tractor Supply Company from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $102.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 29th. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Friday, July 28 by BMO Capital Markets.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 11.82, a price to book ratio of 6.5, and a price to sales ratio of 2.85. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim on Tuesday, June 14 with "Buy". The firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, January 13. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of TSCO in report on Thursday, September 8 to "Neutral" rating. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $5200 target. The company was maintained on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to "Neutral" on Wednesday, April 12.