Tractor Supply (TSCO) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Bessie Dean
January 14, 2018

The stock increased 1.02% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $58.42. About 1.64 million shares traded or 22.04% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

National Pension Service increased Dte Energy Co (DTE) stake by 4.1% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing.

Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $912.27 million and $711.52M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Principal Finl Group Inc Com (NYSE:PFG) by 9,005 shares to 54,370 shares, valued at $3.50 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Seven analysts have issued estimates for Tractor Supply's earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $1.90 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $1.97 billion. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,999,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,970,000. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 2,377 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $128,000 after purchasing an additional 317 shares during the period.

Northcoast Research reissued their buy rating on shares of Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) in a report issued on Wednesday, January 3rd. The institutional investor held 10,562 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $668,000, down from 22,589 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.06 in 2017Q2.

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Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), there were 75 new positions totaling 3,301,039 shares of the company's stock. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Tractor Supply Company by 14.4% in the third quarter. The active investment managers in our partner's database now own: 109.48 million shares, up from 109.17 million shares in 2017Q2. Schwab Charles Inv Inc stated it has 3.48M shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. 450 were accumulated by Cwm Limited Liability Corp. 5,600 shares valued at $1.12 million were sold by WILENSKY GAIL R on Tuesday, September 5. Reilly Advsr Limited Liability Corp accumulated 2.36% or 102,347 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP holds 130,837 shares. Neuberger Berman Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.2% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) or 2.50 million shares. Tractor Supply also reported sales of $1.92 billion in the same quarter past year.

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) tinted loss of -0.05% (-0.04 points) to US$78.49. Highlander Capital Mgmt Lc reported 200 shares. RBC Capital Markets maintained Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) rating on Thursday, June 30. After $0.72 actual earnings per share reported by Tractor Supply Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.44% EPS growth. Prudential reported 0.02% stake. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Patten & Patten Inc Tn holds 5.44% or 335,018 shares in its portfolio.

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 1st. Therefore 27% are positive.

Ratings analysis reveals 27% of Tractor Supply's analysts are positive. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Tractor Supply Company from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, November 7th. Sixteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Hold" on Thursday, July 27. (OTCMKTS:MEGEF) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 4. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Thursday, October 20 with "Neutral". The stock of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, April 21 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $6500 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Thursday, September 8. 6,209 shares were sold by KONDO CHRIS, worth $1.01M. The insider Stiers Mark W sold $399,629. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, January 5. Institutional investors own 92.33% of the company's stock. 11,915 shares were sold by Holzrichter Julie, worth $1.50 million on Monday, August 7.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 53 investors sold CME Group Inc. shares while 219 reduced holdings. 265.89 million shares or 1.13% less from 268.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alpine Woods Capital Invsts Limited Com holds 0.09% of its portfolio in The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK) for 34,566 shares. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 3,325 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $180,000 after acquiring an additional 828 shares during the last quarter. Bartlett & Co Ltd Liability accumulated 0% or 400 shares. Cambridge Research Advsrs invested in 44,070 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Apg Asset Nv, a Netherlands-based fund reported 211,481 shares. Moreover, United Fire Group Inc has 3.42% invested in the company for 244,400 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 29,594 shares. Chevy Chase Holdings invested 0.39% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. Brown Advisory reported 3,672 shares. Farmers & Merchants Invests owns 185 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Stifel Corporation holds 253,736 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. (NYSE:C). Clough Prtn Limited Partnership invested in 4.22% or 866,543 shares. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 1.73. Therefore 100% are positive. Apple Inc. had 344 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush upgraded it to "Outperform" rating and $85 target in Friday, January 13 report. UBS maintained Apple Inc. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of TSCO in report on Friday, August 25 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Thursday, October 19.

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