|Bid||94.25 x 1000|
|Ask||95.56 x 800|
|Day's Range||94.92 - 98.27|
|52 Week Range||78.67 - 114.25|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.82|
|Earnings Date||Jan 29, 2020 - Feb 3, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.40 (1.42%)|
|1y Target Est||109.50|
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Many of the retail industry’s challenges in 2020 will be familiar, such as adapting to the rise of e-commerce and trade-related uncertainty from Washington. But the lineup of CEOs navigating those conditions will include many new faces.There were more CEO exits in the retail industry in 2019 than in any year since at least 2010, according to data from Challenger, Gray & Christmas.(1)The leadership shake-ups in retail don’t appear to fit any particular pattern. There were carefully choreographed, harmonious baton passes, such as Best Buy Co. naming Corie Barry to succeed Hubert Joly. There were bombshells such as Steve Easterbrook’s abrupt ouster from McDonald’s Corp. over an inappropriate relationship with an employee. There were rebukes of poor performance, such as Art Peck’s departure from Gap Inc. And there were some left-field surprises, such as Tractor Supply Co. poaching Hal Lawton from Macy’s Inc.Retail’s recent bout of turbulence at the top is not such an outlier in corporate America; Bloomberg Opinion’s Stephen Mihm recently noted an uptick in CEO departures overall in the past few months. But it adds a certain intrigue about which retailers will end up in the winners’ circle next year.Here are predictions for how some of the more high-profile episodes of C-suite musical chairs will play out.CEO changes that are reason for optimism: By the time activist investor pressure finally led Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. to dump longtime CEO Steven Temares, the move was long overdue. But the board has scored by luring Mark Tritton — the chief merchant at its on-fire competitor, Target Corp. — for the job. Tritton’s experience creating covetable private-label brands and reimagining store displays are exactly what the big-box home goods chain needs. Meanwhile, though Gap has not yet named a permanent successor for the now-departed Peck, the company may be better off without a leader who tried but failed for five years to revive its flagship brand.CEO changes that are reason for pessimism: The biggest headscratcher comes from Nike Inc., which announced that CEO Mark Parker is to be replaced in January by John Donahoe, a former ServiceNow and eBay Inc. executive. Sure, Donahoe knows Nike’s business from serving on its board, but his tech-centric resume is a weird fit for a company that thrives on its marketing savvy and merchandising expertise. There is potential for trouble, too, in the leadership plans of Under Armour Inc., where founder Kevin Plank is set to relinquish the CEO title to COO Patrik Frisk in the new year. Plank is to become chairman and “brand chief,” and Frisk will still report to Plank. This set-up is reminiscent of when Ralph Lauren first tried to step back from the CEO role of his namesake company while staying on in a creative position. The fashion mogul clearly had trouble releasing the reins, and it cost the company a highly capable CEO, Stefan Larsson.(2)Elsewhere in the apparel world, Ascena Retail Group Inc., corporate parent of Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant and other brands, probably will regret tapping an insider, Gary Muto, to replace David Jaffe. This company needs the kind of total overhaul that an outsider would be better equipped to pull off.CEO changes that promise business as usual: Electronics giant Best Buy is in good hands under Barry, a veteran executive of the chain who had served as its CFO and chief strategic growth officer. Thing is, the electronics giant was already in good hands under Joly, who had steered the chain through an improbable comeback. So expect steadiness for the retailer in the year ahead —by no means a bad thing. Same goes for McDonald’s: Even though it said goodbye to a successful CEO under far more soap-operatic circumstances, his replacement, Chris Kempczinski, is a close lieutenant poised to stick to the same playbook that has fueled the fast-food giant’s recent strength.CEO change wild card: It’s understandable that Tapestry Inc.’s board had lost confidence in recently departed CEO Victor Luis. The company that used to be named Coach has been struggling to boost the Kate Spade brand it acquired in 2017, a bad sign for a company intent on transforming into a luxury conglomerate. Luis has been replaced by Jide Zeitlin, a longtime Tapestry board member. He has little experience in the retail or fashion worlds, which is concerning. But his finance industry chops could prove invaluable in future deal-making — an essential ingredient in the company’s quest for growth.(1) The Challenger data in the chart is for the retail sector only. The apparel industry, which includes manufacturers such as Nike, is a separate category that also saw a particularly high number of exits in 2019. So far, apparel has 12 CEO exits, matching the 2015 annual total that was the highest this decade. Restaurants such as McDonald’s are included in the entertainment and leisure category in Challenger’s data.(2) Lauren seems to have settled into his new role alongside current CEO Patrice Louvet, who took that job in 2017 after Larsson’s exit.To contact the author of this story: Sarah Halzack at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Newman at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Sarah Halzack is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the consumer and retail industries. She was previously a national retail reporter for the Washington Post.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
With the holiday season of gift giving upon us, Tractor Supply Company and country superstar Miranda Lambert have teamed up on an exclusive line of MuttNation pet products for the dog lover in everyone’s life with an added bonus – proceeds from the sale of items benefit the singer’s MuttNation Foundation that supports pet adoption and rescue shelters around the country.
Tractor Supply Co. said Thursday it has named Macy's President Hal Lawton as its new chief executive, effective Jan. 13. Lawton will replace Greg Sandfort, who has previously announced his plan to retire. Macy's had earlier announced Lawton's departure. Shares of Tractor Supply Co. were not active premarket, but have gained 15% in 2019, while the S&P 500 has gained 24%.
Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, announced today that its Board of Directors has named Hal Lawton as its President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective January 13, 2020. Lawton, who is currently President of Macy’s, will succeed Tractor Supply’s Chief Executive Officer Greg Sandfort, who previously announced his intent to retire.
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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Nov. 21, 2019 -- Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, announced today that it raised $50,000 between July –.
Tractor Supply Company announced today its hours for the Thanksgiving holiday. The rural lifestyle retailer will continue the tradition of keeping stores nationwide closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow employees to spend time with friends and family. For more information about online and in-store holiday promotions, visit TractorSupply.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Tractor Supply Company will recognize and support the military community, including veterans, active members and dependents, for their service in honor of Veterans Day. Tractor Supply will be celebrating veterans on the weekend following to give as many customers as possible the opportunity to benefit from the discount. “It is a true honor for us at Tractor Supply to give back to the men and women who serve our country,” said Greg Sandfort, Tractor Supply’s Chief Executive Officer.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Nov. 07, 2019 -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, today announced that its Board of Directors.
Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, today announced that Christine Belknap has joined the Company as Vice President of Leadership Development, Training, Diversity & Inclusion. With this new role, Tractor Supply continues to position talent development and diversity and inclusion as critical success factors in the Company’s growth. “At Tractor Supply, our focus on developing our team members and our commitment to diversity and inclusion are values ingrained in our culture,” said Chad Frazell, Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2019 -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, today announced its participation in.
As part of ongoing efforts to support 4-H youth nationwide, Tractor Supply Company customers and team members raised $967,681 for the National 4-H Council during this year's Fall Paper Clover campaign. This fall’s Paper Clover campaign, which ran from Oct. 9-20, followed the 2019 Spring Paper Clover campaign running from March 27-April 7. Total funds raised for 4-H in Tractor Supply’s 2019 Paper Clover Campaign were more than $1.8 million.
Tractor Supply (TSCO) posts in-line earnings in third-quarter 2019, while sales miss estimates. Further, management updates guidance for 2019.