Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Tractor Supply (Nasdaq: TSCO) is tomorrow, November 15, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $91.24 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%. The average volume for Tractor Supply has been 577,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tractor Supply has a market cap of $6.43 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 30.2% 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 25, 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Tractor Supply Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. FREE for a limited time only: Get TheStreet Ratings #1 Stock Report NOW!.