Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Lifted Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) Position By $2.35 Million; Simulations Plus (SLP)’s Sentiment Is 1.5

June 16, 2018 - By Linda Melvin

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Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc increased Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) stake by 15.65% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc acquired 37,279 shares as Tractor Supply Company (TSCO)’s stock rose 13.07%. The Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc holds 275,427 shares with $17.36M value, up from 238,148 last quarter. Tractor Supply Company now has $9.08B valuation. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $74.4. About 1.37M shares traded. Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) has risen 34.87% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.30% the S&P500. Some Historical TSCO News: ; 10/04/2018 – Tractor Supply Company to Webcast First Quarter 2018 Results; 24/04/2018 – Lake Cty Record: Tractor Supply breaks ground; 13/04/2018 – Moody’s Affirms Eleven Classes and Downgrades One Class of JPMBB 2013-C14; 26/04/2018 – Tractor Supply: Sees FY18 Comparable Store Sales Up 2.0%-3.0%; 20/04/2018 – DJ Tractor Supply Company, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (TSCO); 10/05/2018 – Tractor Supply Raises Dividend 15% To Mark The 8th-straight Year Of Increases — MarketWatch; 10/05/2018 – Tractor Supply Company Shareholders Elect Denise L. Jackson to Its Board of Directors; 10/05/2018 – Tractor Supply Co Hldrs Elect Denise L. Jackson to Its Bd of Directors; 26/04/2018 – TRACTOR SUPPLY CO TSCO.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $4.09, REV VIEW $7.73 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 26/04/2018 – TRACTOR SUPPLY 1Q EPS 57C, EST. 57C

Simulations Plus Inc (SLP) investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in Q1 2018. It’s down -0.06, from 1.56 in 2017Q4. The ratio turned negative, as 39 investment managers opened new and increased holdings, while 26 reduced and sold holdings in Simulations Plus Inc. The investment managers in our database now have: 5.63 million shares, up from 5.50 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment managers holding Simulations Plus Inc in top ten holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 5 Reduced: 21 Increased: 27 New Position: 12.

Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. holds 0.51% of its portfolio in Simulations Plus, Inc. for 388,765 shares. Ranger Investment Management L.P. owns 269,420 shares or 0.29% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Menta Capital Llc has 0.22% invested in the company for 69,485 shares. The Alabama-based Stanley has invested 0.21% in the stock. Ancora Advisors Llc, a Us-based fund reported 296,837 shares.

Analysts await Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) to report earnings on July, 9. They expect $0.12 earnings per share, down 7.69% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.13 per share. SLP’s profit will be $2.08M for 44.38 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual earnings per share reported by Simulations Plus, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.09% EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.43% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $21.3. About 49,313 shares traded. Simulations Plus, Inc. (SLP) has risen 69.10% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.53% the S&P500. Some Historical SLP News: ; 08/05/2018 – US FDA Procures DlLlsym Software License Package; 23/05/2018 – Simulations Plus Releases GastroPlus™ Version 9.6; 24/04/2018 – Simulations Plus Announces Employee Bonuses; 09/04/2018 – Simulations Plus 2Q EPS 19c; 24/04/2018 – Simulations Plus Announces a One-Time $1,000 Cash Bonus to Each of Its Employees; 09/04/2018 Simulations Plus Reports Record Second Quarter FY2018 Revenue; 19/04/2018 – DJ Simulations Plus Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SLP); 08/05/2018 – US FDA Procures DILIsym Software License Package; 08/05/2018 – DILISYM SERVICES – U.S. FDA SECURED ANNUAL GOVERNMENT LICENSE FOR QSP MODELING SOFTWARE, DILISYM

Simulations Plus, Inc. develops and sells drug discovery and development software for mechanistic modeling and simulation. The company has market cap of $369.04 million. The firm offers GastroPlus, which simulates the absorption, pharmacokinetics , and pharmacodynamics of drugs administered to humans and animals; DDDPlus that simulates in vitro laboratory experiments, which measure the rate of dissolution of the drug and additives in a dosage form; and MembranePlus, which simulates laboratory experiments. It has a 45.22 P/E ratio. It also provides PKPlus, a standalone program that provides the functionality needed by pharmaceutical industry scientists to perform the analyses and generate the outputs needed to satisfy regulatory agency requirements for NCA and compartmental PK modelling; ADMET Predictor, a chemistry computer program, which takes molecular structures as inputs and predicts their properties; and MedChem Designer, a molecule drawing program or sketcher that integrates with MedChem Studio and ADMET Predictor.

More news for Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “Simulations Plus Releases GastroPlusâ„¢ Version 9.6” on May 23, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “Simulations Plus to Present at the 8th Annual LD Micro Invitational Investor Conference on June 5, 2018” and published on June 01, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $1.29 million activity.

Among 31 analysts covering Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Tractor Supply had 91 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Wedbush. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Thursday, September 8 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 13. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 16 by SunTrust. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $88 target in Thursday, September 8 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 3 by SunTrust. The stock of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, April 20 by PiperJaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 14 by Guggenheim.

More news for Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Tractor Supply Company Releases 2017 Stewardship Report” on May 24, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Smart Supply Chain: Tractor Supply Selects CBX Software to Scale Private Label Growth” and published on June 05, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $70,687 activity. $70,687 worth of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) was sold by MORRIS EDNA on Tuesday, February 6. $2.97M worth of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) was sold by Barbarick Steve K.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.01, from 0.89 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 51 investors sold TSCO shares while 177 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 96.81 million shares or 2.20% less from 98.98 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Trust Commerce Of Vermont reported 680 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Barnett And Comm has 0.02% invested in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) for 500 shares. Pggm Invests invested in 0.09% or 250,000 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts Corporation owns 23,844 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. 61,229 are owned by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board. Raymond James Advisors has invested 0.02% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Loomis Sayles And Comm Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.01% or 86,175 shares. Moreover, Renaissance Technology Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Valley Natl Advisers Inc holds 180 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Management Hldg Sa accumulated 5,874 shares or 0% of the stock. Ww Asset Mgmt Inc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management owns 4,526 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 5,000 are held by Kj Harrison Prtnrs Incorporated. Copeland Capital Mgmt Lc has 135,677 shares. Turtle Creek Asset Management Inc stated it has 1.14 million shares.

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