Drilling Down Into Tractor Supply Company (TSCO)

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Specialty Retail, Other. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $61.34, down from yesterday’s close by -0.18%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) currently trades with a market capitalization of $7.89 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 1.89 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $381.05 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.58 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 3.78% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Tractor Supply Company recorded a 52-week high of $82.68. It is now trading 21.34% off that level. The stock is trading $64.55 its 50-day moving average by 3.21%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $49.87.

In recent action, Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) has made a move of -2.53% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.08, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 4.01% with $124.52 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of TSCO.

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