Out of season: Tractor Supply fell 5.8 percent to $66.38 Wednesday after the farm equipment retailer said sales of seasonal goods fell during the first quarter. The stock finished the week at $63.54.
Light load: Hub Group shares slumped 14 percent to $40.55 Tuesday after the freight management company lowered earnings guidance, citing weaker-than-anticipated volumes and an oversupply of trucks that pushed down the prices they charge shippers. Hub Group closed the week at $38.95.
Merging lanes: Shares in trucking company Swift Transportation rose 23 percent to $24.60 Monday and Knight Transportation shares increased 13 percent to $34.60 on news the companies have agreed to combine in an all-stock deal. Swift’s shares finished the week at $22.10; Knight closed at $31.
Top line blues: Pier 1 Imports slumped 6 percent to $6.59 Thursday after investors ignored a better than expected quarterly profit, focusing instead on the home decor retailer’s reported sluggish sales.
Clip it: RetailMeNot vaulted 49 percent to $11.53 Tuesday after the online coupon company agreed to be acquired by payment and marketing company Harland Clark Holdings for $11.60 a share, or $555 million. RetailMeNot closed the week at $11.55.
Call it a comeback: Rent-A-Center jumped 5.9 percent to $10.17 Monday after the furniture and appliance rental company issued an upbeat 2018 forecast and said Mark Speese, its founder and chairman, will return as CEO. Its shares closed the week at $10.56.