The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $78.49, down from yesterday's close by -0.05%. About 863,803 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 4.02% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.91% the S&P500.
Shares of Tractor Supply (NASDAQ TSCO) traded up $1.12 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $79.61. Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 90,437 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $4,903,000 after buying an additional 7,347 shares in the last quarter. Quantum Capital Management who had been investing in Cardinal Health Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.36 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.00% or $2.355 during the last trading session, reaching $76.175. The firm owned 13,319 shares of the specialty retailer's stock after purchasing an additional 2,802 shares during the period. It has underperformed by 54.59% the S&P500.
Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii, which manages about $152.21M and $164.68 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) by 3,091 shares to 8,563 shares, valued at $1.03 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tile Shop Holdings Inc. It also increased its holding in Danaher Corp Del (NYSE:DHR) by 18,038 shares in the quarter, for a total of 753,542 shares, and has risen its stake in Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT).
Among 3 analysts covering MEG Energy (OTCMKTS:MEGEF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. It turned negative, as 32 investors sold CDW shares while 126 reduced holdings. Tiaa Cref Inv Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.02% or 210,469 shares. Vident Invest Advisory Llc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Mgmt Il holds 0.82% or 82,134 shares in its portfolio.
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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Rice Hall James Assoc Limited Liability Company holds 0.07% or 24,952 shares in its portfolio. Oakworth Inc accumulated 1,197 shares. Davenport & Ltd Liability Co holds 10,387 shares. Winfield Assoc holds 0% or 20 shares in its portfolio. Reilly Advsr Limited Liability Corp accumulated 2.36% or 102,347 shares. Berkshire Asset Ltd Co Pa has invested 1.38% in Citigroup Inc. MEGEF's SI was 11.15 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Ww Asset stated it has 12,848 shares. Regentatlantic Cap Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW).
Analysts await Citigroup Inc. They expect $0.91 EPS, up 18.18% or $0.14 from last year's $0.77 per share. TSCO's profit will be $107.98 million for 23.14 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.72 actual earnings per share reported by Tractor Supply Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.44 % EPS growth.
Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 19 selling transactions for $10.56 million activity. 10,526 shares were sold by LEHMAN JOHN F, worth $1.00 million on Friday, December 15. There were 67 sold out positions, amounting to 5.64 million shares. Riverbridge Prtnrs Limited Liability has invested 1.58% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. Therefore 27% are positive.
Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 11.82, a price to book ratio of 6.5, and a price to sales ratio of 2.85. On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". The company was maintained on Thursday, October 20 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, May 9. The rating was upgraded by Northcoast to "Buy" on Wednesday, November 30. The firm has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, October 26. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $67.80. Therefore 77% are positive. Bank of America restated a "buy" rating and set a $69.00 price objective on shares of Tractor Supply in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock has "Buy" rating by FBR Capital on Friday, July 21. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of TSCO in report on Thursday, September 8 to "Neutral" rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3 with "Hold". The firm has "Hold" rating by Suntrust Robinson given on Friday, February 3. (OTCMKTS:MEGEF) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 4. Sixteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by Oppenheimer. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to "Neutral" on Wednesday, April 12.
Howard Weil Upgrades Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) to "Sector Outperform"
The last close places the company's stock about $5.06 off its 52 week high of $29.76 and $9.87 above the 52 week low of $14.83. Jefferies maintained Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN ) earned "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, September 14.
Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $2.97 million activity.
Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. The specialty retailer reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.04. Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) has declined 37.89% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. The Netherlands-based Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands has invested 0.37% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Nomura maintained the shares of C in report on Monday, July 17 with "Buy" rating. Bath Savings Tru Co has 0.46% invested in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) for 27,150 shares. Cetera Ltd Llc invested in 0.03% or 7,445 shares. Credit Agricole S A holds 62,659 shares. Wedgewood Prns owns 2.77M shares. Da Davidson Comm invested in 13,558 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Van Eck Associates Corporation has 0.09% invested in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Canada Pension Plan Invest Board accumulated 150,716 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Tractor Supply Company by 14.4% in the third quarter.
Turtle Creek Asset Management Inc. holds 7.79% of its portfolio in Tractor Supply Company for 1.24 million shares. Commonwealth Equity Ser holds 0.01% or 28,945 shares. Aqr Ltd holds 50,363 shares.
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