Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL)’s share price traded up 1% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $155.43 and last traded at $154.75, with a volume of 116,773 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $153.26.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Bank of America Corp. downgraded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $140.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, July 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. SunTrust Banks Inc. boosted their price target on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from $151.00 to $152.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 2nd. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $160.00 to $172.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 2nd. Finally, Longbow Research raised Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $187.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $167.17.

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $166.10 and a 200 day moving average price of $148.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.70 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.01.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June 1st. The company reported $1.82 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.02. The business earned $700.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $705.60 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.49 EPS. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. will post $7.56 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 29th. Investors of record on Friday, July 15th will be given a $3.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 13th. This represents a yield of 2.8%.

In related news, VP Laura A. Daily sold 600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $168.75, for a total value of $101,250.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 6,221 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,049,793.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Other institutional investors have made changes to their positions in the company. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 10,373 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,316,000 after buying an additional 90 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 91.1% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 91,496 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,604,000 after buying an additional 43,622 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 64,101 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,130,000 after buying an additional 1,210 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 32.8% in the fourth quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 8,046 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,021,000 after buying an additional 1,988 shares during the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its position in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 5.1% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 18,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,334,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the last quarter.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc is engaged in the operation and development of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept (Cracker Barrel). Each Cracker Barrel store consists of a restaurant with a gift shop. The format of its stores consists of a trademarked rustic old country-store design offering a restaurant menu that features home-style country food and a range of decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, cookware and foods.

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