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Empirical Finance LLC Takes $1.36 Million Position in Tractor Supply Company (TSCO)

The firm owned 11,300 shares of the specialty retailer's stock after purchasing an additional 2,600 shares during the quarter.

Shares of Tractor Supply Co.

In other news, Director Mark J. Weikel acquired 1,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 3rd. (NASDAQ:TSCO) traded up 1.46% on Thursday, hitting $73.16.

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) has risen 19.63% since then. It has underperformed by 54.59% the S&P500.

Robeco Institutional Asset Management decreased Amgen Inc (AMGN) stake by 84.83% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Voya Investment Management Llc sold 174,681 shares as Natus Medical Inc Del (BABY)'s stock declined 11.93%. Its up 4.2% from 4.36 million shares previously. Johnson & Johnson now has $376.33 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.60% or $1.03 on November 3, reaching $173.44. It has underperformed by 36.39% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q2. 1 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data. It dropped, as 85 investors sold Tractor Supply Company shares while 163 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. Emerald Advisers Inc Pa reported 196,174 shares. BLUE's SI was 4.54 million shares in November as released by FINRA. (TSCO) stake by 77.33% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Macquarie Grp Limited accumulated 170,732 shares. Patten Gp Inc owns 3,010 shares or 0.07% of their U.S. portfolio. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Com has invested 0% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). (NASDAQ:AMGN) or 18,122 shares. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Cambridge has 0.04% invested in Amgen, Inc. Van Eck invested in 0.03% or 44,923 shares. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Pictet Asset Ltd owns 1.21M shares. Qs Investors Limited Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE). The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0.1% while institutional stake was 95.1%. Beacon Advsr has invested 1.42% in Amgen, Inc. Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md stated it has 2.92 million shares or 0.06% of all its holdings.

Among 22 analysts covering Amgen Inc. Therefore 75% are positive. Amgen Inc. had 72 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, June 2, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. Mizuho maintained Amgen, Inc. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $96 target. As per Tuesday, November 29, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Saturday, August 22 by JP Morgan. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, February 3 by Leerink Swann. (NASDAQ:AMGN) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 20. BMO Capital Markets maintained Amgen, Inc. UBS maintained it with "Buy" rating and $88 target in Thursday, September 8 report.

Since May 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $1.02 million activity. (NASDAQ:AMGN) shares. BALTIMORE DAVID sold $569,541 worth of stock or 3,700 shares. Asset Mgmt One Comm accumulated 201,521 shares. It also upped Union Pac Corp (NYSE:UNP) stake by 20,000 shares and now owns 926,879 shares. Borgwarner Inc (NYSE:BWA) was raised too. Montrusco Bolton Invs Incorporated holds 210,098 shares. Wedbush also issued estimates for Tractor Supply's Q4 2017 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.91 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.54 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.94 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.40 EPS. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 1 think it is Overweight. 60 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. The company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. First Personal Service reported 465 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Shares of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) traded up 0.64% in the last session while performance was up 59.66% in the last five days. Westpac Corp accumulated 0% or 8,333 shares. Select Equity LP holds 0% or 905,274 shares. Grimes & Company Inc. bought a new position in Tractor Supply during the third quarter worth about $6,080,000. Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Finish Line Inc (NASDAQ:FINL). Arcadia Inv Management Corp Mi has invested 0.73% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Moreover, Prentiss Smith & has 0.02% invested in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Mitsubishi Ufj Tru & Bk accumulated 0.03% or 267,848 shares.

In the most updated research from a number of analysts on Wall Street, the company gets 6 Buys and 1 Sell among 19 analysts. Therefore 33% are positive. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Tractor Supply from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim with "Buy" on Tuesday, June 14. The stock of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 28 by Argus Research. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 7. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of TSCO in report on Tuesday, October 3 with "Hold" rating. Credit Suisse Group set a $52.00 target price on Tractor Supply and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 30 by Northcoast.

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