NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Tractor Supply

(Nasdaq:

TSCO

) is tomorrow, February 23, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $83.36 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for Tractor Supply has been 697,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tractor Supply has a market cap of $5.73 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

specialty retail

industry. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Tractor Supply Company operates retail farm and ranch stores in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.5, below the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio of 29.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Tractor Supply as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Tractor Supply Ratings Report

.

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