Tractor Supply profit up 43% in Q3

Brentwood, Tenn. -- Tractor Supply Co. reported Wednesday that profit for the third-quarter surged 43% to $42.7 million, compared with $29.9 million in the year-ago period.

Revenue rose 18% to $977.8 million, credited partly to a boost in emergency supplies as Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast in August, and surpassing Wall Street’s expected $931.6 million in revenue.

Same-store sales rose 11.5%.

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