Tractor Supply (TSCO) Stock Rating Kept by Analysts at Deutsche Bank; The $65 Target Indicates 9.41% Potential; Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Cut Its Axt (AXTI) Position

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Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc decreased Axt Inc (AXTI) stake by 30.43% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc sold 217,300 shares as Axt Inc (AXTI)’s stock declined 18.18%. The Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc holds 496,874 shares with $4.32 million value, down from 714,174 last quarter. Axt Inc now has $276.60 million valuation. The stock increased 4.41% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $7.1. About 220,826 shares traded. AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) has risen 28.57% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.02% the S&P500.

Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) had its stock rating noted as Hold by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank currently has a $65 PT on the $7.36 billion market cap company or 9.41% upside potential. This was disclosed in a report on Tuesday morning.

Among 8 analysts covering AXT Inc (NASDAQ:AXTI), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. AXT Inc had 17 analyst reports since December 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, June 16 the stock rating was maintained by Dougherty with “Buy”. Northland Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11.0 target in Wednesday, September 6 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 12 by Craig Hallum. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, March 17 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 27 by Needham. Northland Capital maintained the shares of AXTI in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Thursday, October 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Wednesday, December 9. The stock of AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by B. Riley & Co. The stock has “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co on Thursday, October 26.

Analysts await AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $0.06 earnings per share, up 200.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.02 per share. AXTI’s profit will be $2.34 million for 29.58 P/E if the $0.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual earnings per share reported by AXT, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% negative EPS growth.

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc increased Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp (NASDAQ:BGFV) stake by 195,430 shares to 665,815 valued at $5.06 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Pcm Inc (NASDAQ:PCMI) stake by 113,040 shares and now owns 398,597 shares. Pc Connection (NASDAQ:PCCC) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 8 investors sold AXTI shares while 34 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 22.11 million shares or 5.71% less from 23.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Macquarie Grp Ltd has 0% invested in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) for 3,390 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has invested 0% in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI). Ameriprise Incorporated has invested 0% in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI). Geode Capital Mgmt Limited Liability has 334,414 shares. First Manhattan owns 0% invested in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) for 10,000 shares. Bridgeway Mngmt Inc accumulated 0.03% or 274,906 shares. 8,890 are held by Legal & General Gp Public Limited Company. 150,000 are owned by Herald Inv Management Ltd. Ameritas Prns, Nebraska-based fund reported 3,267 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & owns 0% invested in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) for 500 shares. Wells Fargo Co Mn owns 362,507 shares. Granite Point Mgmt LP invested in 172,000 shares. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Co has 0% invested in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI). Royal Bancshares Of Canada reported 3,000 shares. California-based Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership has invested 0% in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI).

Tractor Supply Company operates rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The company has market cap of $7.36 billion. The firm offers a selection of merchandise, including equine, livestock, pet, and small animal products necessary for their health, care, growth, and containment; hardware, truck, towing, and tool products; seasonal products, such as heating products, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts, and toys; work/recreational clothing and footwear; and maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. It has a 18 P/E ratio. As of January 26, 2017, it operated 1,600 retail stores in 49 states.

The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $59.41. About 500,381 shares traded. Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) has declined 13.12% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.67% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Tractor Supply has $110 highest and $51 lowest target. $77.71’s average target is 30.80% above currents $59.41 stock price. Tractor Supply had 82 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 13. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, February 21. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 13. The company was maintained on Monday, October 2 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory with “Hold” on Thursday, February 1. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Thursday, September 8 by Raymond James. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by PiperJaffray. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Thursday, October 26. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, February 1. The stock of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 29.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 46 investors sold Tractor Supply Company shares while 182 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes. 98.98 million shares or 9.59% less from 109.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Arcadia Invest Management Mi invested in 0.84% or 40,365 shares. Fiera Capital accumulated 1.48M shares. Bath Savings Trust holds 0.38% of its portfolio in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) for 19,970 shares. 22,170 are owned by Taylor Frigon Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp. Bb&T Ltd stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Prentiss Smith And Inc invested in 0.02% or 600 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Communications invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Perkins Coie Co reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Moreover, Turtle Creek Asset has 7.43% invested in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Price T Rowe Assoc Md, Maryland-based fund reported 690,156 shares. Amalgamated National Bank accumulated 16,593 shares. Motley Fool Asset Limited Liability holds 0.72% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) or 44,800 shares. Hanson Mcclain accumulated 1,128 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Da Davidson owns 13,633 shares. Moreover, State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 0.02% invested in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO).

Analysts await Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 26.09% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.46 per share. TSCO’s profit will be $71.85 million for 25.61 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Tractor Supply Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -36.26% negative EPS growth.

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