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UPDATE: JP Morgan Upgrades Tractor Supply to Overweight on Pullback

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JP Morgan raised its rating on Tractor Supply (NASDAQ: TSCO) from Neutral to Overweight and increased its price from $90 to $100.

JP Morgan noted, "Fundamentally we see the following as key reasons to buy the stock: (1) with 8% footage growth in a fragmented end market that has barriers to entry from the likes of AMZN and considering still early stage gross margin initiatives, TSCO remains a core growth holding and we believe it will maintain a premium valuation; (2) the drag from the warm early spring and drought pressures are getting behind us and the mix shifts to consumables and cold-sensitive products in the back half (against recordwarmth levels a year ago); (3) the business has accelerated in June and into July suggesting TSCO can thread the needle through tough 3Q comparisons into a better backdrop in 4Q and beyond (while management appropriately kept a conservative outlook)

Tractor Supply closed at $79.05 on Wednesday.

Latest Ratings for TSCO

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jul 2014William BlairDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform
Jul 2014Credit SuisseUpgradesNeutralOutperform
Jul 2014BarclaysMaintainsOverweight

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