Dollar Tree Stores

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • This Retailer Is Growing Despite Challenges

    By ANUP SINGH - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: DLTR, FDO, WMT

    Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) operates a chain of approximately 7,600 self-service general-merchandise retail discount stores in 45 states, providing consumers with a selection of merchandise in neighborhood stores. It primarily caters to low- and middle-income consumers in the United States, which makes it an interesting stock to buy since it might offer investors the much-needed protection their portfolio may need in times of economic uncertainty.

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  • Is This Name a BIG Idea or A Bad One?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BIG, COST, DLTR

    Since a brand spanking new Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) just opened three days ago I had to see if it was better than the one I used to visit, which was at best cluttered, dirty, and dark.

    This new version was slightly smaller than the old one, but definitely cleaner with wider aisles and slightly brighter. The furniture section was laid out better. Basically, the concept was the same, discounts more »

  • Tiger Cub John Griffin’s Long-Term Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: DLTR, LBTYA, RRC, TMO

    Insider Monkey tracks quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds, including Tiger Cub John Griffin’s Blue Ridge Capital, as part of our work developing investment strategies (for example, according to our research the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year).

    The most recent round of 13Fs is a bit old -- they disclose many of a fund 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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. 

    Going for groceries

    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?

    Consumer’s consumables

    During more »

  • The Merchandise is Cheap, But Are the Stocks?

    By Ryan Palmer - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FRED

    Discount retailers can be pretty fun to shop at. After all, spending less money on life's necessities means we have more money to plow into the stock market. And that's a good thing. Recently, I went to Dollar Tree (NASDAQ: DLTR) and bought a potato peeler for a dollar, at Target a peeler was at least seven bucks.

    Understandably, the merchandise might not be as high quality as more »

  • Will These Retailers Survive the Pressure on Their Margins?

    By tarun bachhawat - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    In India, there is a television commercial that shows that if you get something more than what you expect, you tend to get elated! I believe that's exactly how investors reacted when Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) reported its third quarter earnings and beat analysts’ estimates by 3%. The positive earnings surprise, after missing the analysts’ expectations three out of four times in the last year, was good enough more »

  • Don’t Be Fooled by This Discount Retailer’s Recent Results

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    The reaction to discount retailer Family Dollar Stores(NYSE: FDO) recent results was surprising to me. The company met revenue estimates and delivered a beat on the bottom line, and as a result, shares spiked a tad over 7% as investors rejoiced the company’s solid performance in the third-quarter. But then, that’s not the sort of celebration one should indulge in when a company trims its earnings guidance more »

  • Don't Get Too Excited by the Prospects for the Dollar Stores

    By Lee Samaha - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    Investors can be forgiven for thinking that all is well with the outlook for the dollar stores after Family Dollar (NYSE: FDO) rose sharply in post-earnings trading. However, in reality, there were some warning signs for the economy in the report.  Moreover, the underlying story in these earnings is of how well the company is adjusting to weak market conditions. Dollar General (NYSE: DG) and Dollar Tree(NASDAQ: DLTR) were more »

  • Is Target a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 14, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, TGT, WMT

    Many discount retailers got off to a slow start at the beginning of this fiscal year, and Target (NYSE: TGT), whose fiscal Q1 ended in early May, was no exception. According to the company’s 10-Q, revenue was about flat for the quarter versus a year earlier, with an increase in store count being offset by a small decrease in same-store sales.

    Thanks to higher interest expenses, Target recorded a more »

  • The Best Brick and Mortar Retail Investments

    By Swati Khanna - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: COST, DLTR, PSMT

    The retail model of business seems quite simple, attracts customers, converts footfall into actual sales and, most importantly, does it all at a decent profit. Isn’t it simple? Yes, definitely, but to be true only a few brick and motor retailers are successful. Let’s analyze some of the retailers and find reasons for their success. 

    Members only

    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has a simple model, charge membership fees upfront more »

  • This Discount Retailer Trades at No Discount

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    The economy improves step by step, but low-income families remain under pressure.

    In light of this fact, the performance of discount retailer Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) looks strong. The company has recently released its earnings report, beating analysts’ estimates by $0.02. The stock reacted positively and gained 7.1% on the day on the report. The shares are up only 11% this year, so is there more room more »

  • This Dollar Store Continues to Shine

    By Bob Ciura - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    The dollar stores in the United States are in great shape. Cash-strapped consumers continue to pinch pennies. A combination of the payroll tax hike and the ongoing sequester have only served to broaden the customer base for the nation’s biggest dollar stores, and incoming earnings reports are confirming this trend.

    The market was treated to a solid third-quarter report from industry heavyweight Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO), and in more »

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