Tractor Supply (TSCO) Given Media Impact Score of 0.25

Media stories about Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tractor Supply earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.0286509224343 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on TSCO shares. TheStreet upgraded Tractor Supply from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $66.00 price objective on shares of Tractor Supply in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price target on shares of Tractor Supply in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. BidaskClub raised Tractor Supply from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Tractor Supply from $53.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Sixteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $66.26.

Shares of Tractor Supply (TSCO) traded up $0.09 on Monday, reaching $74.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,147,791 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,217,260. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 2.00 and a quick ratio of 0.17. The firm has a market cap of $9,360.00, a P/E ratio of 22.10, a PEG ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 1.32. Tractor Supply has a 52 week low of $49.87 and a 52 week high of $78.25.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Investors of record on Monday, November 20th were issued a $0.27 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 17th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.45%. Tractor Supply’s dividend payout ratio is currently 32.05%.

In related news, CMO Steve K. Barbarick sold 43,076 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.03, for a total value of $2,973,536.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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