DG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. AR & Inventory Turnover Is Key For These Sectors

    August 12, 2015
    Accounts receivable and inventory turnover are two important ratios in the current asset category. We will also discuss the ...
  2. Costco: Good And Costly

    July 15, 2015
    Costco Warehouse Corporation is one of the good stocks in the retail space, but is it good enough to justify the current ...
  3. Who are Family Dollar's (FDO) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn about the discount retail company Family Dollar and its main competitors. Explore how competitor Dollar Tree plans ...
  4. 3 Recent IPOs To Catch On The Rebound

    August 6, 2014
    The IPO path followed by Twitter (Nasdaq:TWTR) and Facebook (Nasdaq:FB) is a predictable one. Many young companies come public ...
  5. The Perfect Income Strategy For Rising Interest Rates

    August 6, 2014
    Last week, we saw a massive broader market sell-off that, in part, appeared to be a reaction to stronger economic activity. ...
  6. Five Stocks Whose Growth Rides On Low-Income Customers

    May 2, 2014
    Catering to the rich won’t make you rich; there just aren’t enough of them to go around. But become popular with the regular ...
  7. Forget Wal-Mart -- 3 Discount Retailers On Sale Now

    May 2, 2014
    Despite new market highs and a rebound in corporate profits, post-recession job growth has been uneven at best. Falling unemployment ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Approved: Paying Online Sales Tax

    March 26, 2013
    States will now be allowed to collect sales taxes on purchases made from Internet-based retailers even if the retailer has ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Dollar General Heating Up

    March 28, 2012
    Growth trends are really perking up at Dollar General.
  14. Bullish Engulfing Candle In An Uptrend

    January 17, 2012
    These four stocks are in uptrends that recently had a bullish engulfing candlestick pattern.
  15. Downside Risk For Costco Investors

    December 12, 2011
    A lofty valuation leaves downside risk for Costco investors.
  16. 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?
  17. Why Dollar General Caught Buffett's Eye

    September 5, 2011
    Dollar General shareholders should be able to count on annual returns around 10% over the long haul.
  18. 4 Defensive Names Near All-Time Highs

    September 2, 2011
    Consumers are continuing to spend in certain categories, and some discretionary names have notched new price highs, even ...
  19. Dollar General Stuck Between Growth And Value

    August 31, 2011
    Dollar General is posting impressive growth, but the valuation is already impressive.
  20. Winn-Dixie Needs An Identity

    August 31, 2011
    Winn-Dixie lacks an identity and operating leverage, but the market's valuation is rock-bottom.
  21. 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.
  22. 99 Cents Only Stores Profits Edge Up

    August 12, 2011
    Dollar retailer 99 Cents Only increased revenue and profits despite product-cost increases.
  23. Family Dollar Still Attractive

    July 5, 2011
    Family Dollar posted record earnings for its third quarter, though this was still below its own guidance.
  24. 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.
  25. Dollar General Still Hot

    March 24, 2011
    Dollar General had tremendous fourth quarter and full year results. The sector is hot, with M & A in the air.
  26. 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.
  27. Big Lots New Stores Drive Growth Outlook

    March 8, 2011
    Big Lots produced record earnings for its quarter despite flat same store sales. New stores are driving its growth.
  28. 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 ...
  29. Dollar General Forges Ahead

    January 6, 2011
    Dollar General reported a record quarter last month, but the market focused on its slowing growth and punished the stock.
  30. 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.
  31. Private Equity Kills Balance Sheets

    December 24, 2010
    We'll use the Z-Score to illustrate how private equity is hurting the financial footing of acquired companies.
  32. Dollar General's Strong Growth Continues

    September 3, 2010
    Dollar General posted another strong quarter, with substantial revenue and earnings increases.
  33. 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.
  34. Low Prices, Weak Sentiment Means Strong Stocks

    July 21, 2010
    Weak consumer sentiment and low prices result in strong stock performance for some companies.
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. Family Dollar Stores Still Thriving

    January 21, 2010
    Family Dollar posted surprisingly good earnings, confounding critics of the dollar discounters' ongoing success.
  38. 5 Stocks For The Dollar Portfolio

    November 30, 2009
    These five stocks all have the word "dollar" in their corporate names, and all five look like decent investments.
  39. 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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