News articles about Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tractor Supply earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.5709811420986 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Dove under fire for ‘racist’ ad (finance.yahoo.com)
- Tractor Supply, 4-H: Paper Clover Fundraiser (farmersadvance.com)
- Tractor Supply Company breaks ground in Rushville (rushvillerepublican.com)
- Tractor Supply Company holding 4-H fundraiser (oneidadispatch.com)
- Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The specialty retailer reported $1.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.27 by ($0.02). Tractor Supply had a return on equity of 30.56% and a net margin of 6.16%. The company had revenue of $2.02 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.02 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.16 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis.
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on TSCO shares. BMO Capital Markets set a $57.00 price target on Tractor Supply and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price target (down previously from $69.00) on shares of Tractor Supply in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $72.00 price target (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Tractor Supply in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Bank of America Corporation reissued a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price target on shares of Tractor Supply in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of Tractor Supply in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Sixteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.35.
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Tractor Supply Company Profile
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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