Street Recommendation Roundup: Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW)

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) shares are trading -0.1721% thus far today and have traded in the range of 54.0900 – 54.9000 during the current session. In order to take a look at where the stock might headed longer term, we can also look at different sets of data. Sell-side research firms currently have a consensus one year price target of $76.9400 on the stock according to First Call. This number can often vary from the Zacks or FactSet mean targets. The sell-side analysts are projecting earnings per share of $0.7300 for the next fiscal quarter. For the current year, analysts are predicting earnings of $3.4100 per share according to First Call.

Stock Technicals in Focus

In looking at where the stock is trading on a technical level, the stock is trading -12.6197% away from its 50 day moving average of $62.1266. Based on the most recent available data, the equity is -44.0346% off of its 52-week high of $97.0000 and +2.7179% away from its 52-week low which is $52.8500. In taking a look at the company’s valuation, the firm’s price to earnings ratio stands at 16.7602. This is a crucial indicator investors watch as higher ratios compared to peers, would suggest higher future earnings growth potential for the stock. The price to current year EPS estimates from research analysts currently stands at 15.9198. In looking further ahead, potential investors should note that the company’s price to next year’s EPS estimates is 14.2111.

Today, the stock opened at $54.5800 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $54.2864. During the session thus far, the equity dipped down to $54.0900 and touched $54.9000 as the high point. Tractor Supply Company has a market cap of 6.98B and has seen an average daily volume of 2240060 over the past three months.

For the current quarter, analysts are expecting Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) to report EPS of $-0.41. This consensus estimate is provided by Zacks Research. After the period that ended on 2017-01-31, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) reported an EPS actual of $-0.58. The difference between the actual and estimate resulted in a surprise factor of -52.63%. The company is expected to release their next earnings report on or around 2017-05-31. Interested parties will be watching to see how company results compare to what the Street was projecting for the fiscal period.

Shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) have a current ABR or average broker rating of 1.88. This consensus recommendation is also provided by Zacks Research. The recommendation falls on a scale between 1 and 5. A broker rating of 1 would translate into a Strong Buy. A rating of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell recommendation. This consensus broker rating may help shed some light on how the sell-side is currently viewing company stock.

Covering analysts often provide target price projections for company shares. The current Zacks consensus target price on shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) is $157.269. The top analyst target is $200, and the lowest target is $120 on the stock. Because of the different techniques used to gauge a company target price, estimates may be quite different from one analyst to another.

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