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Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) is a leading specialty retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$174.28 after a previous close of US$174.81. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD170.82 to a high of USD174.49. The latest price was USD171.28 (25 minute delay). Tractor Supply Company is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Tractor Supply Company

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Tractor Supply Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TSCO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Tractor Supply Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$181.06, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Tractor Supply Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Tractor Supply Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Tractor Supply Company share price

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Tractor Supply Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
Previous closeUS$174.81
Change US$-3.53
Change % -2.0193%
Volume 2,184,432
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$122.4188 - US$200.1823
50-day moving average US$185.232
200-day moving average US$165.9083
Target priceUS$197.38
PE ratio 24.3532
Dividend yield US$1.67 (0.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$7.22

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Is it a good time to buy Tractor Supply Company stock?

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Tractor Supply Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $171.28

1 week (2021-06-14) -6.48%
1 month (2021-05-21) -6.58%
3 months (2021-03-19) -0.98%
6 months (2020-12-18) 16.45%
1 year (2020-06-19) 34.16%
2 years (2019-06-20) 60.42%
3 years (2018-06-20) 122.96%
5 years (2016-06-20) 85.11%

Is Tractor Supply Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Tractor Supply Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Tractor Supply Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Tractor Supply Company's P/E ratio

Tractor Supply Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Tractor Supply Company shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Tractor Supply Company's PEG ratio

Tractor Supply Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5728. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Tractor Supply Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Tractor Supply Company's EBITDA

Tractor Supply Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Tractor Supply Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Tractor Supply Company financials

Revenue TTM US$11.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.4%
Gross profit TTM US$3.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.22%
Return on equity TTM 52.81%
Profit margin 7.39%
Book value 16.025
Market capitalisation US$20.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Tractor Supply Company shares

There are currently 6.3 million Tractor Supply Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Tractor Supply Company's "short interest". This figure is 3.3% down from 6.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Tractor Supply Company shares can be evaluated.

Tractor Supply Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Tractor Supply Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Tractor Supply Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Tractor Supply Company shares traded daily (recently around 954003.7993921). Tractor Supply Company's SIR currently stands at 6.58. In other words for every 100,000 Tractor Supply Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6580 shares are currently held short.

However Tractor Supply Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Tractor Supply Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Tractor Supply Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Tractor Supply Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Tractor Supply Company shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0547% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Tractor Supply Company shares, roughly 55 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Tractor Supply Company.

Find out more about how you can short Tractor Supply Company stock.

Tractor Supply Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Tractor Supply Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Tractor Supply Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.19

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Tractor Supply Company's overall score of 17.19 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Tractor Supply Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Tractor Supply Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.8/100

Tractor Supply Company's environmental score of 7.8 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tractor Supply Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Tractor Supply Company's social score

Social score: 13.2/100

Tractor Supply Company's social score of 13.2 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tractor Supply Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Tractor Supply Company's governance score

Governance score: 6.18/100

Tractor Supply Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Tractor Supply Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Tractor Supply Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Tractor Supply Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Tractor Supply Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Tractor Supply Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.19
Total ESG percentile 13.64
Environmental score 7.8
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 13.2
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 6.18
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

Tractor Supply Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 23.87% of net profits

Recently Tractor Supply Company has paid out, on average, around 23.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Tractor Supply Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Tractor Supply Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.67 per share.

While Tractor Supply Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Tractor Supply Company is investing more in its future growth.

Tractor Supply Company's most recent dividend payout was on 7 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Tractor Supply Company's shares ever split?

Tractor Supply Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 September 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Tractor Supply Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tractor Supply Company shares which in turn could have impacted Tractor Supply Company's share price.

Tractor Supply Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tractor Supply Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$122.4188 up to US$200.1823. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TSCO.US volatility(beta: 1.04)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Tractor Supply Company's is 1.0359. This would suggest that Tractor Supply Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Tractor Supply Company overview

Tractor Supply Company operates as a rural lifestyle retailer in the United States. The company offers a selection of merchandise, including equine, livestock, pet, and small animal products necessary for their health, care, growth, and containment; hardware, truck, towing, and tool products; seasonal products, such as heating products, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts, and toys; work/recreational clothing and footwear; and maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. It provides its products under the 4health, Producer's Pride, American Farmworks, Red Shed, Bit & Bridle, Redstone, Blue Mountain, Retriever, C.E. Schmidt, Ridgecut, Countyline, Royal Wing, Dumor, Strive, Groundwork, Traveller, Huskee, Treeline, JobSmart, TSC Tractor Supply Co, Paws & Claws, and Untamed brands. As of December 26, 2020, it operated 1,923 Tractor Supply and Del's retail stores in 49 states, as well as 182 Petsense stores in 25 states. The company operates its retail stores under the Tractor Supply Company, Del's Feed & Farm Supply, and Petsense names. It also operates websites under the and names. The company sells its products to recreational farmers, ranchers, and others, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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