DG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of December 2

    December 1, 2013
    Quarterly reports from retailers Kroger (NYSE: DG) will be among the highlights this week. A couple of Chinese solar companies ...
  2. Urban Outfitters Plunges, Five Below Soars: Which Is The Better ...

    September 11, 2013
    The two retailers went in opposite directions September 10 after both made earnings-related announcements. Mr. Market felt ...
  3. Market Wrap for Tuesday, June 4: Stocks Retreat as Uncertainty ...

    June 4, 2013
    Stocks fell on Tuesday, although a late day rally lifted share prices off of their worst levels of the session. The move ...
  4. Ahead of Wall Street - Feb 11, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 11, 2013
    Monday, February 11, 2013 Without much on the economic or earnings fronts today, stocks will likely struggle to sustain ...
  5. 15 Underperforming Stocks to Sell Today

    January 16, 2013
    So far in 2013, we've seen the market basically tread water. After the huge fiscal cliff deal inspired buying in the first ...
  6. Dollar General and Other Big Movers In Services on January 2, ...

    January 2, 2013
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 2.3%, the S&P 500 up 1.8% and the Dow rising 1.9%. CompanyMarket CapPercentage ...
  7. Agree Buys Two Premium Assets - Analyst Blog

    December 3, 2012
    Farmington Hills, Michigan-based real estate investment trust (REIT), Agree Realty Corporation (ADC), recently added a Big ...
  8. Fred Posts Weak Comp Sales in Nov - Analyst Blog

    November 30, 2012
    Recently, Fred's Inc.'s (FRED) reported total sales and comparable sales for November 2012. Both total sales and comparable ...
  9. American Public Beats, Guides 4Q - Analyst Blog

    November 9, 2012
    American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) reported third quarter 2012 earnings of 60 cents per share, beating both the Zacks ...
  10. American Public Up to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    October 16, 2012
    We recently upgraded our recommendation on American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) following solid top and bottom-line results ...
  11. Stock Market News for October 15, 2012 - Market News

    October 15, 2012
    Benchmarks lost their initial gains to end mostly flat as apprehensions about contracting profits of financial bellwethers ...
  12. Dollar General and Other Big Movers In Services on September ...

    September 27, 2012
    The Nasdaq has increased 0.4%, the S&P 500 is up 0.3% and the Dow is unchanged so far today. These are the biggest movers ...
  13. August Comps Rise at PriceSmart - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT), the largest operator of membership warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean, recently ...
  14. Realty Income to Acquire ARCT - Analyst Blog

    September 12, 2012
    Realty Income Corporation O), a real estate investment trust (REIT), recently penned an agreement  with American Realty Capital ...
  15. Ebay and Other Big Movers In Services on August 31, 2012

    August 31, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq has moved up 0.8%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.8%; and the Dow has risen ...
  16. Management Changes at Body Central - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    Body Central Corp. (BODY) recently promoted Tom Stoltz to the position of the chief operating officer (COO) as well as the ...
  17. Fred's Reports Lower Comps in June - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    Same-store sales at Fred's Inc. (FRED) slipped 4.0% year over year in the five-week period ended June 30, 2012. This compares ...
  18. Stock Market News for June 27, 2012 - Market News

    June 27, 2012
    Positive housing data and a subsequent rally in the housing shares carried the benchmarks back into the green after a day ...
  19. Invest in Your Backyard

    June 11, 2012
    Investors who stick to making investments in industries they understand are likely to make more sensible investment decisions. ...
  20. Stock Market News for June 11, 2012 - Market News

    June 11, 2012
    Reports that Spain would ask for a bailout to save its troubled banks guided the benchmarks higher on Friday. Benchmarks ...
  21. Company News for June 6, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    June 6, 2012
    •    Shares of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) declined 9.7% even after sales rose 18.4% to $275 million in May. This is because ...
  22. Don't Count These Discounters Out

    June 5, 2012
    The recovery might be helping all retailers, but discount retailers are still on top.
  23. Retailers That Flourish During Market Pullbacks

    April 13, 2012
    This is a list of retailers that historically do well during market pullbacks. These retailers will likely continue to outperform ...
  24. Family Dollar Keeps Prospering

    April 3, 2012
    Even as the economy improves, the habits formed by visiting discount retailers for savings will not disappear.
  25. Consumers Still Love Dollar Stores

    January 3, 2012
    Consumers of all income levels are expected to shop more often at dollar discount stores in 2012.
  26. Casey’s Remains Fueled And Efficient

    December 14, 2011
    Over the past decade, Casey’s has an impressive track record of achieving annual sales and profit growth.
  27. Downside Risk For Costco Investors

    December 12, 2011
    A lofty valuation leaves downside risk for Costco investors.
  28. 2011 Losers Are 2012 Winners

    December 2, 2011
    This year's beaten down stocks stand out as being potentially huge winners in 2012.
  29. The Economy Doesn’t Matter To These Stocks

    November 29, 2011
    Successful businesses are those that create value or fulfill a need desired by today's consumer.
  30. Top Cyber-Monday Winners

    November 25, 2011
    Here are the best Cyber-Monday (and beyond) bets.
  31. How To Bet On Today's New Consumer

    October 17, 2011
    The U.S. economy is all about the consumer. Understanding today's new priorities can help investors navigate today's new ...
  32. Stacking Up The Dollar Stores After 99 Cents Only Acquisition

    October 17, 2011
    99 Cents Only Stiores was the first to be picked off, but which of the remaining value stores is next to be acquired?
  33. Family Dollar Looking For Top Dollar

    October 12, 2011
    In this weak stock market environment, Family Dollar is hodling strong. For the time being, Family Dollar is likely to trade ...
  34. Fred's Stores Ready For Better Second Half

    August 30, 2011
    Discounter Fred's Stores had a mixed quarter as consumers were feeling uncertain about the economy. But the chain is poised ...
  35. Earnings Preview: Dollar General, Dsw Inc, Concurrent Computer ...

    August 29, 2011
    Three companies releasing their earnings on August 30
  36. Big Lots' Bumpy Quarter

    August 29, 2011
    Closeout retailer Big Lots had another tough quarter, as its profits were down slightly, though sales were up.
  37. 99 Cents Stores In The Buyout Bin

    August 25, 2011
    Reports of a new buyout bid for dollar-retailer 99 Cents Only Stores have surfaced.
  38. Dollar Tree Grows A Bit Slower

    August 22, 2011
    Dollar Tree turned in another strong quarter, though the market sees future growth slowing. In this weak economy, though, ...
  39. 99 Cents Only Stores Profits Edge Up

    August 12, 2011
    Dollar retailer 99 Cents Only increased revenue and profits despite product-cost increases.
  40. Are Dollar Discount Stores Running Out Of Room?

    July 11, 2011
    The long-term benefit of these dollar stores seems to be well established in this economy, but those numbers could prove ...
  41. Family Dollar Still Attractive

    July 5, 2011
    Family Dollar posted record earnings for its third quarter, though this was still below its own guidance.
  42. BJ's Goes Bye-Bye

    June 29, 2011
    BJ's Wholesale Club goes out, but at a price that underwhelms.
  43. Family Dollar Still Plans To Grow

    April 1, 2011
    Dollar General had another outstanding quarter,and after it has turned down a takeover bid, has plans to expand and grow.
  44. 4 Important Earnings Announcements For March 22

    March 21, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 4 earnings announcement for March 22 to check out.
  45. Kroger Shows Encouraging Growth

    March 9, 2011
    Kroger put together solid fourth quarter and full-year results, as it showed encouraging growth in the difficult grocery ...
  46. Family Dollar Says No To Trian Buyout

    March 8, 2011
    Family Dollar rejected Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund buyout offer and enacted a poison pill provision.
  47. Dollar Tree Gets No Respect

    February 28, 2011
    Dollar Tree had another impressive quarter with strong sales and earnings gains. The market, however, didn't like what it ...
  48. Sealy's Sleep Struggles

    January 18, 2011
    Mattress maker Sealy had a mixed fourth quarter with essentially flat earnings and revenue, but does the future hold anything ...
  49. Family Dollar: Good Earnings Yet Stock Smashed

    January 6, 2011
    Family Dollar posted record earnings on strong revenue and same store sales increases, but the market still smashed the stock.
  50. Big Lots Delivers A Lump Of Coal

    December 7, 2010
    Big Lots rained on what has otherwise been the sunny November retail parade, by turning in a lousy earnings report with a ...
  51. 99 Cents Continues Dollar Store Trend

    November 10, 2010
    99 Cents Only Stores posted blistering earnings for its fiscal 2011 second quarter. But with only a small gain in same-store ...
  52. Family Dollar's Good Times Keep Rolling

    October 4, 2010
    Consumers seem to have formed permanent habits that are geared towards more visits to the local dollar store.
  53. Family Dollar Rides Another Bullish Quarter

    October 1, 2010
    Strong earnings momentum has propelled dollar discounters, but can it continue?
  54. Tuesday Morning Hoping For Better Days

    August 26, 2010
    If Tuesday Morning can continue to improve its operations, it only needs a tiny fraction of the $800 million revenue number ...
  55. 99 Cents Only Stores Worth Much More

    August 6, 2010
    Like the other dollar stores, this deep-value discounter is looking to make its customer gains permanent beyond the recession.
  56. Family Dollar Posts Strong Earnings, Guidance Panned

    July 12, 2010
    Family Dollar Stores posted terrific third-quarter earnings, but the stock was dropped, as earnings guidance for the fourth ...
  57. Is The IPO Market Drying Up?

    June 24, 2010
    Be cautious of investing in IPOs in this environment as the demand may be drying up.
  58. 4 Reasons To Pass On The Toys "R" Us IPO

    June 7, 2010
    Toys "R" Us goes public this summer and we look at everything from its recent history to predicted valuation to say why you ...
  59. Dollar Tree Is In A Sweet Spot

    May 24, 2010
    Dollar Tree had good earnings during the recession and continues this trend into the recovery. Regardless of which way the ...
  60. Dollar Tree Earnings Shoot Skyward

    February 26, 2010
    Dollar Tree continues establishing itself as far more than merely a recession-dominant business.
  61. Family Dollar Stores Still Thriving

    January 21, 2010
    Family Dollar posted surprisingly good earnings, confounding critics of the dollar discounters' ongoing success.
  62. Dollar Tree Racks Up Big Gains

    December 1, 2009
    Dollar Tree had a terrific quarter of earnings, but how will it do as the recovery begins?
  63. 5 Reasons Why You Should Know Vornado

    November 27, 2009
    While its stock isn't cheap, investors should consider Vornado for the long term.
  64. Time To Bail On Dollar Tree? (DLTR)

    May 22, 2007
    Dollar Tree is coming off a solid quarter, but there are valid reasons to consider selling the stock.
  65. The Most Important Metric You Forgot

    October 4, 2005
    The cash conversion cycle (or cash cycle) is one of the best early-warning systems available to you. Let's take a closer ...
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