Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new stake in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 17,916 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock, valued at approximately $2,992,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. owned approximately 0.07% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 0.7% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 3,526 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $562,000 after buying an additional 23 shares in the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 2.0% in the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 1,426 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $227,000 after buying an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 1.2% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 2,511 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $420,000 after buying an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 2.0% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 1,543 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $258,000 after buying an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Marietta Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 0.7% in the first quarter. Marietta Wealth Management LLC now owns 5,658 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $901,000 after buying an additional 37 shares in the last quarter. 85.94% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ CBRL) opened at 149.24 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.59 billion, a PE ratio of 18.09 and a beta of 0.52. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. has a 1-year low of $130.15 and a 1-year high of $175.04. The company’s 50-day moving average is $153.10 and its 200 day moving average is $159.92.

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Several equities analysts recently commented on CBRL shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 16th. Instinet started coverage on shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $162.00 target price for the company. Nomura started coverage on shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $162.00 target price for the company. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $156.00 target price (down from $157.50) on shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $181.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $165.78.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Company Profile

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc is engaged in the operation and development of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept (Cracker Barrel). The Company’s segments include Restaurant and Retail. As of September 19, 2016, the Company operated 640 Cracker Barrel stores in 43 states. The format of its stores consists of a 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL)

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