Dollar General

  • Five Things To Watch For In Five Below's Upcoming Quarterly Report

    By Brodie McLeod - September 1, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FIVE

    Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE) is a relatively new company, but has already had its share price increase by over a third since shares began trading publicly, well above the about 20% gain for the Nasdaq for the same period. However, YTD Five Below’s share price has only risen by a little under 15%, compared to nearly 19% for the Nasdaq. On Sept. 9 the company will be reporting their more »

  • Discount Retailers Boosted by Change

    By Hussain Asghar - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    During the recent economic and financial crisis, discount retailers flourished in the US. The shrinking middle class and declining median household incomes have led to a drastic change in the spending habits of US residences over the years. Aided by greater availability of information and poor economic conditions, more and more shoppers are actively searching for bargains and value. And per a Kantar Retail report, this change in consumer shopping more »

  • What is Wal-Mart Signaling About The Health of The Consumer?

    By Bob Ciura - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: COST, DG, WMT

    It’s no shock that the nation’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), stands as a bellwether for the health of the domestic consumer.

    Wal-Mart is a retailing juggernaut that rakes in more than $460 billion in annual sales. When Wal-Mart reports, the market takes notice, and judging by the market reaction upon receiving Wal-Mart’s second quarter earnings, the alarm bells are ringing.

    From Wal-Mart’s report, investors are more »

  • This Company Is Quietly Growing

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: DG, FRED, WAG

    Despite Fred’s (NASDAQ: FRED) having been around since 1947, there’s a pretty good chance you have never heard of it. That is because Fred’s is situated in small to medium-sized towns in the Southeastern United States. Furthermore, it caters to mostly low to middle-income consumers. Unless you are a low to middle-income consumer living in the Southeastern U.S., or unless you are a hardcore investor who more »

  • Five Below's Continued Success

    By Brian Sanders - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO, FIVE


    Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE) is a specialty retail company that offers a large variety of accessories for five dollars or less. The company was founded in 2002, went public last year in August 2012, and rocketed 53% on the IPO from $17 to $26 and continued to surge into the 30s soon after. The stock was already recognized as a great growth story and instantly became a Wall Street more »

  • Why is This Buyout of a Humble Kansas Retailer More Than It Appears?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: ALCS, DG, FDO

    Investors who live outside of the U.S. heartland have probably never heard of Abilene, Kansas-based ALCO Stores (NASDAQ: ALCS), one of the few remaining retailers to maintain the "neighborhood general store" concept in an increasingly competitive and fragmented marketplace. However, ALCO could turn into the subject of a rare and potentially lucrative bidding war that draws investors from all corners of the market. 

    Argonne Capital launched the opening round more »

  • This Dollar Store Will Continue to Outperform

    By Piyush Arora - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    History has shown that during austerity drives, companies that help in cutting costs are the ones that benefit the most. So it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why the shares of most discounted variety stores have outperformed over the last couple of years. And since the unemployment rate is still high, while the inflation rate is below 2%, these retail chains will most likely continue their more »

  • Buy This Company If You're Bearish on the Market

    By Michael Douglass - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    Note: This article has been amended to correct Dollar Tree's operating margin. Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    If the world returns to a recession (not something I view as likely, but you never know), there are a series of companies which will do comparatively well – dollar stores. They have an obvious value proposition, and solid margins – Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reported an operating margin of 10.2% for more »

  • Billionaire Stephen Mandel’s Long-Term Plays Might Surprise You

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: DG, RL, PCLN

    We at Insider Monkey track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, including billionaire and Tiger Cub Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital, as part of our work researching investment strategies. We have found, for example, that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500 by an average of 18 percentage points per year—discover how this strategy works more »

  • You Can't Go Wrong Owning These Southern Retailers

    By Mark Yagalla - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DG, FRED, WMT

    The southern part of the U.S. is known for its general stores and has been the starting point of many successful retail businesses. The South has a tradition of retailing that appeals to all corners of the U.S., and now globally. The scope of these retailers spans from discount stores to mass merchants. In identifying worthwhile investments, it's important for investors to look at a company's more »

  • This Earnings Surprise Might Turn Out to be a Shock

    By pranay agrawal - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    After the announcement of positive third-quarter results, Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) share price rose 7% the very same day. However, investors failed to observe the results closely, thus they didn’t realize that falling profits and declining margins are not very good signs for the company.

    The company took a major beating in January after its results for the first quarter were published as it trimmed its whole year more »

  • How Discounters Stack up to the Giant

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DG, FDO, WMT

    The two leading dollar stores have been on a tear thanks to the economic downturn. Yet, even as the economy is rebounding, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) and Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO), continue to outshine the retail giant Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT). Each dollar store has outpaced the retail giant by nearly 100 percentage points over the last five years. 

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    The beauty of what the dollar store operators have done includes more »

  • A Discount Retailer to Watch

    By Amal Singh - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DG, FDO, WMT

    Discount store Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) has been constantly looking to expand its neighborhood stores and widen its reach by opening new stores, renovating existing ones, adopting innovative merchandising strategies, and expanding the supply chain. This was the reason why the company saw an improvement in revenue in its previous quarterly report. 

    But the company's margins fell because of higher sales of low margin products leading to a more »

  • Can This be a Dollar Store, Literally?

    By Dhara Thakkar - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    A typical discount store is one that sells products at prices lower than those asked by traditional retail outlets, with most of them offering a wide assortment of goods while others specialize in such merchandise as jewellery, electronic equipment, or electrical appliances. Post-recession, discount retailers gained great strength as many customers traded down from regular retail channels. Dollar stores gained a particular popularity owing to their product prices, which are more »

  • A Different Kind of Dollar Store

    By Daniel Jennings - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BIG, DG, FDO

    Low-end retailers like Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO)(NYSE: FDO)(NYSE: FDO) are taking too many risks to be good investments. I recently argued that at least two of them have entered bubble territory because of over expansion.

    Yet that doesn't necessarily mean I’m totally bearish on all discount retailers; there’s one I’m actually long on because it doesn’t take on the same risks as the others. Although more »

  • Tiger Cub Lee Ainslie’s Long-Term Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DG, HCA, NTAP, QCOM

    One common objection to using hedge funds’ 13F filings to help find potential stock picks is that the information in these filings is a bit old; in most cases, the most recent wave of 13Fs disclose many of a fund’s long equity positions as of the end of March. However, Insider Monkey has found that it’s possible to use these filings to help develop investment strategies.

    The most more »

  • 3 Discount Retailers to Keep in Mind

    By Damian Illia - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, KR

    As American consumer spending remains tight, the discount retailer industry keeps growing strong. Of course, this opens pretty good opportunities for investors. Here, I will take a look at Dollar Tree (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Dollar General (NYSE: DG), two big players in this market, and Kroger (NYSE: KR), a leading grocery chain that has been beating analyst estimates. 

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    Kroger is the largest U.S. grocery chain, operating more »

  • Should You Invest Dollars in this Dollar Store

    By Ben Popkin - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    Low income households continue to be financially squeezed and have turned to discount retailers such as Family Dollar (NYSE: FDO) to provide cheap goods. Family Dollar recently posted earnings per share of $1.05, beating analyst estimates by $0.02. Sales also increased 9% to $2.6 billion during the quarter, but where does this growth come from and can Family Dollar continue its recent success?

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    During more »

  • The Dividend Fad, Consider These Retail Regulars

    By Reuben Brewer - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: DG, TGT, WMT

    There's been a lot of concern about dividend stocks of late as interest rates have started to move higher. Although there is plenty of dividend hype going around, investors looking for income should look at companies providing customers needed products and investors regular dividend increases. Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Target (NYSE: TGT), and Dollar General (NYSE: DG) fit the bill.

    By the Numbers

    Jeremy Schwartz, WisdomTree's director of research more »

  • This Store Is Changing the Face of American Retail

    By Rashmi Singh - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: DG, FDO, WMT

    With giants like Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Tesco and Metro running over the small mom and pop stores, Family Dollar(NYSE: FDO) has done well to firmly establish itself as one of the fastest growing discount retail chains in the American landscape.

    With the American economy in a rebuilding phase, consumer spending is still tight as people grapple with the after effects of the economic meltdown.

    Nevertheless, the tide is passing more »

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