Analysts Have Spoken & Consensus Is in for Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW)

In the most recent session, Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) shares have traded -0.72%. Following the stock price relative to moving averages may offer enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent review, the stock has been noted $-6.45 away from the 50-day moving average of $68.17 and $-9.61 away from the 200-day moving average of $71.33. From a different angle, the stock has been recently recorded -36.37% off of the 52-week high of 97.00 and +0.98% removed from the 52-week low of 61.12. 

Currently, Tractor Supply Company has a price to earnings ratio of 18.87. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. If a company has a PEG Ratio below one, it may be viewed as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio above one, it may show that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 1.35.

Price Target Update

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have set a consensus target price of $78.10 on shares. Target prices may vary from one analyst to another due to the various ways they may proceed to calculate future price targets. This is a near-term estimation for the next 12-18 months.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.94. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). The highest current target is $200. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $120. The consensus target price is currently noted at $156.296. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $-0.42. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-05-25. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $-0.58 for the quarter ending 2017-01-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of -52.63%.

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