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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dollar General: Who Owns the Publicly Traded Discount Retailer?

    By Kathryn Underwood
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    Fund Managers

    Farallon Capital Increases Its Position in Dollar General

    In 2014, Dollar General reported net sales of $18.9 billion, an increase of 8% compared to sales of $17.5 billion in 2013.

    By Adam Rogers
  • Healthcare

    Farallon Capital adds a new position in Covidien

    Ireland-based Covidien is a global healthcare leader that offers innovative medical technology solutions and patient care products to providers.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Consumer

    Why Family Dollar’s profits tumbled 33% in the third quarter

    Comparable store sales for the 13-week period decreased 1.8% as a result of fewer customer transactions—sales in the 3Q14 were strongest in the Consumables category, driven primarily by strong growth in refrigerated or frozen food and tobacco.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why Five Below Stock Is on an Uptrend in 2018

    Five Below (FIVE) stock has been on an uptrend on 2018 and has gained 47.9% YTD (year-to-date) as of July 5.

    By Victoria Dean
  • Consumer

    Farallon Capital exits its position in Time Warner Cable

    In February, Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for ~$45.2 billion. This deal will create the largest cable provider in the U.S.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Five Below Stock on the Rise as Future Prospects Look Bright

    Five Below (FIVE) has generated YTD (year-to-date) returns of 13.4% as of April 13, 2018.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Dollar General’s 4Q17 Top-Line Expectations

    Dollar General’s (DG) top line improved 8.5% to $17.3 billion during the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period the previous year.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    Dollar Tree’s Ratings and Stock Market Performance

    Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock didn’t show much momentum even though the company met top and bottom line expectations.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Glenview Capital Management starts new positions in AAP, AMT, DG, NXPI, sells NTAP, ROVI—13F Flash B

    Glenview Capital Management is a private investment management firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management. Why buy American Tower Corp. (AMT)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Inside Walmart’s Valuation and Growth Outlook

    As of August 10, 2107, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) stock was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) of 18.2x.

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    Target and Walmart at Opposite Ends of Earnings Guidance

    In its 2Q16 earnings release, Walmart revised its projections for fiscal 2016. It’s now expecting diluted EPS of $4.40–$4.70, down from its earlier guidance of $4.70–$5.05.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Walmart’s Stock Rises 20% Year-to-Date: Can It Rise More?

    The stock price of retail giant Walmart (WMT) has risen by 20.1% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis to $73.84, as of July 18. Walmart’s stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index, which has risen 7.7% on a YTD basis.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Costco’s Industry Positioning: A Porter’s 5 Force Analysis

    Costco’s suppliers include companies like PepsiCo (PEP), Procter & Gamble (PG), and the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC). No single supplier accounts for over 5% of revenue.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Consumer

    Farallon Capital raises its position in Safeway

    On March 6, 2014, grocery store operators Safeway and Albertsons announced a merger agreement valued at approximately $9 billion.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Walmart’s Key Challenges In Its Business Environment

    The NLRB filed a complaint last January. It accused Walmart of violating labor laws. The NLRB claims that the retailer acted against workers who joined unions.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    Chilton increases position in McDonald’s

    Chilton Investment Company increased its position in McDonald’s. It accounts for 0.96% of the fund’s third quarter US long portfolio. MCD is a fast food restaurant.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Walmart’s Stock Price Slide and 2016 Outperformance

    Walmart’s stock price dropped by 3% to $64.12 on February 18, 2016, the day the company declared its fiscal 4Q16 results.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Does Walmart’s Valuation Stand Compared to Its Peers?

    As of September 19, 2016, Walmart (WMT) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 16.6x, which is slightly above its YTD average forward PE of 16.4x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    How Walmart Compares to Its Peers

    On May 12, 2017, Walmart (WMT) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 17.5x.

    By Amit Singh
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    Fund Managers

    Tiger Global raises its position in MasterCard

    MasterCard plans to sustain its growth and revenue by improving its pricing and increasing its processed transactions.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Miscellaneous

    Did Analysts Change Their Views on Target after 1Q17 Results?

    The majority of analysts covering Target (TGT) remain neutral on the stock.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Glenview Capital Management starts new positions in AAP, AMT, DG, NXPI, sells NTAP, ROVI—13F Flash A

    Glenview Capital Management is a private investment management firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management. Why buy Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Glenview Capital Management starts new positions in AAP, AMT, DG, NXPI, sells NTAP, ROVI—13F Flash F

    Glenview Capital Management is a private investment management firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management. Why sell Rovi Corporation (ROVI)?

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Farallon Capital establishes a new position in Hillshire Brands

    Hillshire reported fiscal 4Q14 net sales of $1.1 billion, up 10.7% in comparison to the corresponding period last year.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Why Five Below Stock Is Rising despite Poor Q1 Results

    Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) posted worse-than-expected first-quarter results after the financial markets closed on June 9.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Five Below Stock Might Fall More after Its Q1 Results

    Analysts expect Five Below’s sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 to decline 36.1% YoY to $233 million due to closed stores in the first quarter.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Dollar General Outperformed Dollar Tree in Q1 amid COVID-19

    Dollar General and Dollar Tree beat Wall Street’s estimates for the first quarter of fiscal 2020. There was a strong spike in demand for essential items.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Big Lots Stock Falls despite Telsey Advisory Group’s Upgrade

    Telsey Advisory Group upgraded Big Lots from “market perform” to “outperform.” The firm also increased its 12-month target price from $20 to $31.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Kroger Stock Surges, Strong Sales Update amid Pandemic

    Kroger stock has risen 2.7% as of 1:00 PM ET today. The stock rose even though the broader market collapsed due to increased coronavirus cases.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Analysts Upgrade Walmart amid Stock Market Turmoil

    Analysts are optimistic about Walmart (NYSE:WMT) even though the US stock market crashed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Stock Market Turmoil Overshadows Dollar General’s Q4 Earnings

    Dollar General ended fiscal 2019 on a strong note with better-than-expected sales and earnings. However, the stock has fallen 4.2% as of 10:50 AM today.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Will Dollar General’s Q4 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) stocks rose on Monday even though the broader market crashed. They continued to rise on Tuesday.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Dollar Tree Stock Fell Due to Weak Earnings Outlook

    Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) didn’t beat Wall Street’s expectations for its fourth-quarter sales. Also, the company issued a weak outlook for fiscal 2020.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Will Dollar Tree Stock Fall More after Its Q4 Earnings?

    So far, Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) has fallen 10.1% this year. The company will likely release its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 tomorrow.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Big Lots Stock Up 31%, Expects Earnings Growth in 2020

    Big Lots (BIG) stock soared 31% today. Investors were pleased with the company’s plans to return to earnings growth in 2020 despite concerns over tariffs.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Dollar General Announces Strong Q3 Earnings

    Dollar General (DG) stock was up 1.4% in the pre-market trading session today as the company declared strong third-quarter earnings.

    By Shreerag Menon
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    Consumer

    Will Dollar General Surpass Q3 Earnings Expectations?

    Dollar General (DG) is set to announce its third-quarter earnings results during premarket hours on December 5. Here’s what to expect.

    By Shreerag Menon
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    Consumer

    Why Foreign Currency Headwinds Have Hurt Walmart in Fiscal 2016

    Adverse foreign currency movements due to an appreciating US dollar have reduced Walmart’s top line by $12.3 billion in the last three quarters.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    How Has Walmart’s Profitability Dip Affected Its Outlook?

    Walmart’s reported operating income margin declined from 5.6% in fiscal 2015 to 5.0% in fiscal 2016.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Costco’s Revenue Growth Likely to Moderate in Fiscal 2Q16

    Costco posted record results for fiscal 2015. Revenue grew by 3.2% to $116.2 billion, and net income rose by 15.5% to $2.4 billion.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Target’s Same-Store Sales Growth in Fiscal 2016

    Target had upbeat revenue performance in fiscal 4Q16 and 2016. Store traffic was up by 1.3% YoY in fiscal 2016, trending in positive territory in all four quarters of the year.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Walmart’s Neighborhood Markets: A Compelling Retail Proposition

    Walmart’s (WMT) Neighborhood Markets format stores, which average 42,000 square feet in size, have shown considerable resilience and sales traction over the past few years.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Must-know: Omega Advisors increases its position in Ocwen Financial

    Omega’s 13F filing revealed that it increased its stake in Ocwen Financial. The position currently accounts for 1.27%, up from 0.12% of the fund’s first quarter of 2014 (or 1Q14) portfolio. Ocwen Financial is a financial services holding company that, through its subsidiaries, is one of the largest mortgage companies in the U.S.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Why the investment-grade bond market declined last week

    A total number of 26 issuers accessed the market, with an average ticket size of $1.30 billion.

    By Sandra Nathanson
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    Consumer

    Eton Park Capital opens new positions in FDO, STZ, BID, EQIX, Sells NLSN, PCLN – 13F Flash

    In this six-part series, we will go through some of the main positions Eton Park Capital traded this past quarter Eton Park Capital Management is a multi-strategy hedge fund founded in November 2004 by former Goldman Sachs partner Eric Mindich. The firm started new positions in Family Dollar Stores (FDO) , Constellation Brands (STZ), Sotheby’s (BID), […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why Dollar General Stock Surged after Its Q2 Results

    Dollar General (DG) surged about 8% in premarket trading today after crushing expectations in its second-quarter results. It also raised its guidance for fiscal 2019.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Wells Fargo Downgraded Dollar General Stock

    Wells Fargo downgraded Dollar General (DG) stock to “market perform” from “outperform” on July 25. It remains positive about the company’s prospects.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Dollar General or Dollar Tree: Who Fared Better in Q1?

    Dollar General (DG) exceeded analysts’ sales and earnings expectations for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dollar Tree: Telsey Advisory Upgraded the Stock

    On March 20, Telsey Advisory Group upgraded Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock to “outperform” from “market perform.”

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Dollar Tree Stock: Higher Target Price after Q4 Results

    Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock rose 5.1% on March 6 after the company reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Why Wall Street Is Bullish on Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in 2019

    Most Wall Street analysts have retained their “buy” ratings for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (OLLI) stock, given the strong financial performance in 2018.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Five Below: Evaluating the Target Price Changes

    Since Five Below (FIVE) reported its strong third-quarter results on December 5, there have been two target price changes.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    How Ollie’s Bargain Outlet’s PE Multiple Looks after Q3 Results

    As of December 4, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (OLLI) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 42.5x.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Where’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Stock Headed Now?

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (OLLI) announced strong third-quarter results on December 4 after market hours.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    New Stores Drive Ollie’s Bargain Outlet’s Q3 Sales

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (OLLI) reported its third-quarter results on December 4.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Dollar General Stock Fell 6.8% on Lower Fiscal 2018 Outlook

    For Dollar General’s (DG) third quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on November 2, the company reported adjusted earnings and sales ahead of analysts’ expectations.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    How Analysts Reacted to Dollar Tree’s Q3 Results

    Dollar Tree (DLTR) reported mixed results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 (which ended on November 3) on November 29.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Rises an Impressive 75.8% Year-to-Date

    On October 2, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) stock gained 75.8% year-to-date. In comparison, the S&P 500 Index gained 9.3% YTD.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Analysts Are Bullish on Five Below’s Strong Fiscal Q2 Results

    There have been quite a few target price changes for Five Below since it reported robust results for its fiscal second quarter.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Can OLLI Stock Sustain Its Momentum after Fiscal Q2 2018?

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet’s (OLLI) stock price rose 52.4% to $81.15 on August 27 on a year-to-date basis.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Comparing Five Below’s Valuation to Its Peers’

    As of July 5, Five Below (FIVE) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 36.4x.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet: What’s Driving the Stock?

    Discount retailer Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings’ (OLLI) stock price has risen 39.2% this year to $74.15 as of June 11.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dollar General versus Dollar Tree: A Quick Look

    The US dollar industry is highly concentrated and dominated by two major players, Dollar General (DG) and Dollar Tree (DLTR).

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Analysts Are Bullish on Five Below’s Strong Q1 2018 Results

    On June 6, Five Below (FIVE) reported a strong fiscal first quarter. That prompted ten analysts to raise their price targets.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Dollar General’s Gross Margin Strengthens in 4Q17

    While Dollar General (DG) missed Wall Street’s top-line expectations in 4Q17, the company managed to post in-line earnings per share (or EPS).

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Dollar General Reports Better-than-Expected Sales Comps in 4Q17

    As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, Dollar General (DG) reported its fourth-quarter 2017 results on March 15.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Dollar Tree to Report 3Q17 Earnings: What to Expect

    The Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree (DLTR) is slated to release its 3Q17 results on November 21. The results relate to the three-month period ending October 28.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Casey’s Didn’t Meet Analysts’ Top-Line Expectations

    Casey’s missed Wall Street analysts’ expectations by $60 million due to a softer-than-expected performance from the Prepared Food and Fountain segment.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Understanding Dollar General’s Analyst Ratings after the Fiscal 2Q17 Results

    While analysts have reaffirmed their former ratings after Dollar General’s fiscal 2Q17 results, many seem concerned about DG’s narrowing margins.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Behind Dollar General’s Fiscal 2Q17 Top Line

    Dollar General (DG) saw its top line rise 8.1% YoY (year-over-year) to $5.6 billion, driven by an 8.9% rise in demand for consumables.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    This Drove Dollar General’s 1Q17 Top Line

    Dollar General’s 1Q17 top line rose 6.5% YoY to $5.6 billion, driven by 6.8% YoY growth in consumables, 6.7% in apparel, and 6.2% in seasonal products.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    What Wall Street Recommends for Dollar General

    Dollar General is currently trading at $70.21, ~38% below its 52-week high price.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Wall Street Expects Dollar General’s EPS to Contract in 1Q17

    Wall Street predicts that Dollar General’s first quarter earnings will contract 2.8% YoY (year-over-year) to $1 per share.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Dollar General’s Top Line Performed?

    In 2016, Dollar General’s top line rose 8% YoY to $22 billion. The company failed to meet Wall Street expectations in three of the four quarters.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    What Analysts Think of Target Stock

    The majority of analysts covering Target (TGT) are neutral on the stock. Analysts’ consensus rating on TGT was 2.9 on a scale of 1.0 (strong buy) to 5.0 (strong sell).

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Dollar General’s Same-Store Sales Trends

    Dollar General’s (DG) same-store sales have grown for 27 consecutive years. What’s more interesting is that comps rather improved during the recession period.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dollar General’s Supply Chain and Distribution Model

    Dollar General (DG) must maintain an efficient supply chain in order to juggle hundreds of products in over 13,000 stores in 44 states across the United States.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Dollar General’s Business Strategies

    Dollar General’s (DG) business strategy revolves around driving profitable topline growth while enhancing its low-cost operator position and capturing new growth opportunities.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding the US Dollar Store Industry

    Dollar stores follow a small-box format to maintain low costs. Target customers are typically lower- and middle-income families.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dollar General: Why Small-Format Stores Are Key

    Dollar General (DG) operates dollar stores that offer a variety of inexpensive merchandise, including home products, seasonal products, consumables, and apparel.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Snapshot of Dollar General, America’s Largest Dollar Store Chain

    Headquartered in Tennessee, Dollar General (DG) is the largest discount store retailer in the United States in terms of total sales.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Dollar General’s Key Product Offerings

    Dollar General (DG) is the largest discount store retailers in the United States in terms of total revenue generated.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Target Stock Has a Consensus ‘Hold’ Rating

    Of the 28 analysts covering Target (TGT) stock, 22.0% have rated the stock as a “buy” as of March 20. Target stock has been rated as a “hold” by 64%.

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    Dollar General’s Sales Comps Turn to Growth in Fiscal 4Q16

    In fiscal 4Q16, Dollar General’s (DG) top line increased 13.7% year-over-year to $6 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Can Dollar General Bounce Back in 4Q16?

    Dollar General (DG) is set to report its fourth quarter results on March 16.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect from Dollar General’s 4Q16 Results

    Wall Street has predicted that Dollar General’s EPS will rise 8.7% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.41 on sales growth of 12.9% in the fourth quarter.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Walmart’s 4Q Results: Can the Retail Giant Impress Investors?

    In the first nine months of fiscal 2017, which ended on October 31, 2016, Walmart’s revenue rose 0.7% to $354.9 billion.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Whole Foods Reports 6th Consecutive Slide in Comps in Fiscal 1Q17

    In fiscal 1Q17, Whole Foods Market reported a 1.9% increase in sales to $4.9 billion, backed by 13 new stores that opened during the quarter.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    How Walmart’s Stock Reacted to Mixed Results in 3Q

    Shares of retail giant Walmart (WMT) fell 3.1% on November 17 in reaction to the company’s fiscal 3Q17 (ended October 31, 2016) results.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Improved Sales Trend and Traffic Drove Target’s Top Line in 3Q16

    Target reported total sales of $16.44 billion. It beat the consensus estimates by $140 million. It had improved traffic and sales trends in its stores.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Walmart’s Revenue Pick Up in the Second Half of Fiscal 2017?

    Walmart’s (WMT) initiatives to improve its top line helped the retail giant deliver sales growth in the first two quarters of fiscal 2017.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Target’s Signature Categories Beat Overall Business in Fiscal 2Q

    Target’s (TGT) Signature Categories include Style, Baby, Kids, and Wellness. Target’s Signature Categories outpaced the total business by 3 percentage points in fiscal 2Q16.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Consumer

    Can Dollar General’s Fiscal 2Q16 Earnings Deliver According to Expectations?

    Dollar General’s adjusted earnings have beaten the consensus estimate in five of the past nine quarters. DG recorded a 22.4% adjusted EPS growth in 1Q16.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    How Will Dollar General’s Stock Price Respond to the Fiscal 2Q16 Results?

    Dollar General’s stock price has risen by 23.6% on a YTD basis to $89.49 as of August 16, 2016.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Walmart’s Efforts to Boost its Revenue

    In fiscal 1Q17, which ended on April 30, 2016, Walmart’s overall revenue increased by 0.9% to $115.9 billion.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    After a Brilliant 2015, a Less-than-Wonderful YTD 2016 for VHIAX

    VHIAX’s standard deviation, or the volatility of returns, in the one-year period until March 18 was 19.4%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Dollar Tree: A Positive Mix of Organic and Inorganic Growth

    Dollar Tree (DLTR) (XRT) (XLY) is pretty consistent for extracting organic growth from its business, seeing growth in the mid-single digits over the years.

    By Mark Jonker
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Lowe’s Strengths and Weaknesses?

    Lowe’s (LOW) is one of the largest and oldest big box retailers around. It’s been publicly listed since 1961.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Save-A-Lot: SUPERVALU’s Growth Engine

    Save-A-Lot is considered to be the growth engine of SUPERVALU. Its contribution toward the company’s margins is the highest.

    By Sonya Bells
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