Tractor Supply to Split Stock 2-for-1

Tractor Supply to Split Stock 2-for-1

Farm and ranch store chain Tractor Supply announced today that it's splitting its stock 2-for-1 on September 26 for holders of record on September 18.

Investors will receive an additional share for each one they own on the record date of the stock split. The market price of each share will adjust to the split and individual investors will end up owning roughly the same dollar amount of stock after the split as they owned before it.

Noting the move represents the fourth 2-for-1 stock split since 2002, Tractor Supply Executive Chairman Jim Wright said, "We are very pleased to announce the two-for-one split of the Company's common stock. This action is the result of our strong operating results and stock price performance, and reflects the confidence that the Board and management have in our long-term business strategy and our ability to continue returning value to our shareholders."

The rationale for the split is to make the stock more affordable for investors. It closed trading today at $123.78 per share. It's also intended to increase the liquidity and accessibility of the stock.

Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., Tractor Supply operates 1,223 stores in 46 states.

The article Tractor Supply to Split Stock 2-for-1 originally appeared on

Fool contributor Rich Duprey has no position in any stocks mentioned, and neither does The Motley Fool. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Originally published