Tractor Supply (TSCO): Today's Featured Specialty Retail Winner

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Tractor Supply ( TSCO) pushed the Specialty Retail industry higher today making it today's featured specialty retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Tractor Supply rose $1.51 (1.7%) to $91.86 on average volume. Throughout the day, 624,932 shares of Tractor Supply exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 712,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $90.62-$92.36 after having opened the day at $90.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.35. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that increased today were: Mecox Lane ( MCOX), up 12.9%, Birks & Mayors ( BMJ), up 12.4%, Hastings Entertainment ( HAST), up 10.9%, and Signet Jewelers ( SIG), up 9.1%.
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Tractor Supply Company operates retail farm and ranch stores in the United States. Tractor Supply has a market cap of $6.45 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Tractor Supply a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tractor Supply as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Bluefly ( BFLY), down 5.3%, Blue Nile ( NILE), down 4.9%, Charles & Colvard ( CTHR), down 4%, and Dover Saddlery ( DOVR), down 2.4%, were all laggards within the specialty retail industry with Staples ( SPLS) being today's specialty retail industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the specialty retail industry could consider SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT) while those bearish on the specialty retail industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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