Brokerage Consensus Update: Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN), Boeing Co (NYSE:BA)

Research analysts covering Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) are projecting that the shares reach $85.733 within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the 15 analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $105, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $69.

Broker Rating Update on Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) currently have an ABR of 2. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $0.53 earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on 2016-12-31, Tractor Supply Company reported EPS of $0.94 for a surprise factor of 2.17%, calculated by being $0.02 away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for 2017-04-26, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 2.63. 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 The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN). The highest current target is $52. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $33. The consensus target price is currently noted at $42.166. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.58. 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 2017-05-03. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $N/A for the quarter ending 2016-09-30. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 0%.

According to data provided by Zacks Research, Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) has a consensus target price of $176 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $205, while the low is resting at $136. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) to post a current quarter EPS of $2. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2016-12-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $2.47. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 5.56%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-04-26.
In terms of analyst ratings, Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) has a current ABR of 2.39. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.

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