FDO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Wal-Mart Is Helping U.S. Manufacturers By Helping Itself

    October 9, 2013
    Wal-Mart Stores has pledged to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.
  3. Market Primer: Wednesday, October 9: Shutdown Woes Continue, ...

    October 9, 2013
    Concerns in the US and abroad that the stalemate in Congress could cause the US to default on its loans has put the dollar ...
  4. DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    October 9, 2013
    DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  5. Archer Daniels Boosts Dividend - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has increased its quarterly dividend by 8.6% to 19 cents per share from its earlier ...
  6. Meredith for Growth and Income - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Meredith Corporation (MDP) recently increased its quarterly dividend by 6.5%, bringing the annualized payout to $1.63 per ...
  7. McGraw-Hill Boosts Investor Wealth - Analyst Blog

    January 31, 2013
    The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP) is a beguiling option for investors seeking both growth and income. This textbook publisher ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Dollar General Among the NYSE's Biggest Movers on December 11, ...

    December 11, 2012
    The market is on the rise so far this morning. The Nasdaq has risen 1.7%; the S&P 500 is up 1%; and the Dow has moved up ...
  10. Dollar Tree Beats on EPS - Analyst Blog

    November 15, 2012
    Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) reported robust results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. The company's quarterly earnings of ...
  11. Agree Buys Harris Teeter Unit - Analyst Blog

    November 6, 2012
    Agree Realty Corporation (ADC), a real estate investment trust (REIT), recently announced the acquisition of a Harris Teeter ...
  12. NYSE Stocks, Including Linkedin, Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 3, 2012
    This morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq is up 0.6%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.4%; and the Dow has climbed 0.3%. ...
  13. ADP Shows Modest Improvement - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    Spain's reticence to ask for a bailout remains on the back of investors' minds even as we got a reassuring-enough labor market ...
  14. Ahead of Wall Street - October 3, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 3, 2012
    Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Spain's reticence to ask for a bailout remains on the back of investors' minds even as we got ...
  15. Dollar Tree Beats on Bottom Line - Analyst Blog

    August 16, 2012
    Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) reported robust results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. The company's quarterly earnings of ...
  16. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    August 7, 2012
    Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell them in small quantities ...
  17. Services Stocks Making Big Moves on July 12, 2012

    July 12, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 1.3%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.8% and the Dow is down 0.5% on a bad morning for the market. The ...
  18. Company News for June 29, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    June 29, 2012
    "    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) reported fourth quarter earnings per share of $0.34, matching the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  19. Early Market the Epitome of 'Wait & See' - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Stocks will remain in a wait-and-see mode as the two-day European summit gets underway in Brussels today. Expectations for ...
  20. Ahead of Wall Street - June 28, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 28, 2012
    Thursday, June 28, 2012   Stocks will remain in a wait-and-see mode as the two-day European summit gets underway in Brussels ...
  21. Earnings Preview: MON, GIS, NKE, FDO, STZ, HRB

    June 26, 2012
    After weeks of saying earnings reports were waning in quantity or that we are in the midst of warnings season, not earnings ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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.
  24. Top Cyber-Monday Winners

    November 25, 2011
    Here are the best Cyber-Monday (and beyond) bets.
  25. 5 Companies Releasing Earnings On Wednesday

    September 27, 2011
    Here are five companies that will be releasing their earnings on September 28.
  26. Dollar General Sees Good Days Ahead

    September 6, 2011
    The trend of thrifty shopping should lead to solid results for Dollar General the foreseeable future.
  27. Dollar General Stuck Between Growth And Value

    August 31, 2011
    Dollar General is posting impressive growth, but the valuation is already impressive.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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, ...
  31. Buffett Nibbles On Discount Retailer Dollar General

    August 17, 2011
    Berkshire's 13F filing revealed what Buffett and his new investment manager Todd Combs have been up to.
  32. 99 Cents Only Stores Profits Edge Up

    August 12, 2011
    Dollar retailer 99 Cents Only increased revenue and profits despite product-cost increases.
  33. 5 Stocks for an Economy in the 'Weeds'

    July 16, 2011
    With many Americans downwardly mobile, just like fictional Showtime drug dealer Nancy Botwin, the stocks of dollar stores ...
  34. The Boom In Alternatives

    July 8, 2011
    After the financial crisis, many investors are now pointing to alternatives as the way to go.
  35. BJ's Goes Bye-Bye

    June 29, 2011
    BJ's Wholesale Club goes out, but at a price that underwhelms.
  36. Dollar General Well Positioned

    June 3, 2011
    Dollar General reported record earnings, though the market greeted this news by slamming the stock.
  37. Dollar Tree Climbs To Higher Profits

    May 24, 2011
    Dollar Tree posted soaring profits as it grew its traffic, sales and margins. The dollar discounter continues to grow stronger.
  38. A 99 Cent Power Play

    May 23, 2011
    99 Cents Only Stores is clearly a company in play, and may a worthwhile investment even if it isn't bought out.
  39. A Grocery Store Above The Rest

    April 5, 2011
    High margins, strong growth prospects and a stable balance sheet provide Safeway with substantial upside potential within ...
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Shopping For Grocery Store Dividends

    March 3, 2011
    Grocery stores are great, balanced investments that show promise in both good economies and bad ones. But not all grocers ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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.
  45. 5 Big Stocks Market High-Rollers Love

    December 16, 2010
    When market high-rollers favor a stock, riding on their coattails can be a great way to pick a winner.
  46. Five 52-Week High Fliers

    November 29, 2010
    Explore five stocks making new highs Is this a case of overvalue, or could investors buy high and sell even higher?
  47. 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 ...
  48. 6 High-Flying S&P 500 Stocks

    October 12, 2010
    Check out six S&P 500 stocks that are returning more than 60%.
  49. Playing America's Two Retail Classes

    September 30, 2010
    We look at segments that cater to both sides of the field, for maximum investing opportunity.
  50. Mixed Bag Of Earnings

    September 27, 2010
    Even when earnings have met expectations, stocks have been punished. Find out what is feeding this trend.
  51. Dollar General's Strong Growth Continues

    September 3, 2010
    Dollar General posted another strong quarter, with substantial revenue and earnings increases.
  52. Big Lots Near Bargain Pricing

    August 27, 2010
    Big Lots is heading into bargain range with its overall earnings and still decent growth prospects.
  53. A Slower Growing Dollar Tree

    August 24, 2010
    Dollar Tree is a great business. Yet at the current share price, it may not be a great investment.
  54. 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.
  55. Dollar General's Blazing Results

    June 11, 2010
    With another strong quarter, Dollar General, like the other dollar discounters, had strong earnings through the recession ...
  56. If There's A Double-Dip Recession

    June 9, 2010
    If the double-dip recession happens, what should long-term investors do?
  57. 99 Cents Only Making Serious Money

    May 28, 2010
    If 99 Cents can maintain the efficiencies of its turnaround plan, the company has a great future ahead.
  58. 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 ...
  59. Revisiting The Dollar Portfolio

    April 29, 2010
    Is there still money to be made off companies with "dollar" in their names? Find out.
  60. More Evidence That Discount Is Alive

    April 8, 2010
    We take a look at TJX and other discount chains that have been beating estimates and making headlines.
  61. 3 Retail Rocket Stocks

    March 15, 2010
    This sector is outperforming the broad market by a moonshot.
  62. Discount Is The New Trendy

    February 26, 2010
    Consumers vote with their wallets and the vote is in. The discount retailer is now becoming the trendy retailer.
  63. Dollar Tree Earnings Shoot Skyward

    February 26, 2010
    Dollar Tree continues establishing itself as far more than merely a recession-dominant business.
  64. Dividend Aristocrats And The Shareholder Bucket

    February 23, 2010
    The dividend aristocrats have been paying investors with their own coin. Find out how.
  65. 'Twas The Year Of The Discount Retailer

    December 31, 2009
    The ultra-discount retailing space continues to thrive amid a troubled economy.
  66. Big Lots' Big Day

    December 8, 2009
    It shouldn't come as a surprise that a deep discount retail chain would do well in this economy.
  67. 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?
  68. 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.
  69. Can Deep-Discounters Outlast The Recession?

    November 11, 2009
    99 Cents Only Stores are doing well, but how will deep-discounters perform as we enter recovery?
  70. The Little Consumer Company That Could

    September 4, 2009
    The market crashes have made it unlikely that consumers will engage in their free spirited spending ways of yesteryear.
  71. Recession Favorites Are Here To Stay

    July 29, 2009
    Although the recession will pass, consumers' newfound frugality may persist a while longer.
  72. Retail Sales Hurt By Rising Gas Prices

    June 19, 2009
    The battle between gas prices and retail sales continues, but there are a couple of stores still doing well.
  73. O'Reilly Drives Profits

    March 20, 2009
    Auto parts/supply retailers are doing well despite this slumping economy. Are they right for you?
  74. Big Lots Is The Close-Out King

    March 9, 2009
    Even in a tough climate the market responded to Big Lots by boosting the stock.
  75. Cabela's One Retailer Making It Through The Recession

    February 25, 2009
    Like most retailers Cabela's initially suffered during the recession, but has it now recovered?
  76. Hot Topic Rocks Quiet Retail Sector

    February 9, 2009
    Teen retailer Hot Topic is rocking the teen fashion arena and looks to have the goods to keep the party going.
  77. Dollar Tree Continues To Grow In Shrinking Economy

    January 28, 2009
    If investors give Dollar Tree a shake, they might be surprised by just how much value comes out.
  78. Forseeing 2009's Best Stocks

    January 12, 2009
    Will a "green revolution" be the ticket to 2009's hottest stocks? Only time will tell, but you can get in early by learning ...
  79. Wal-Mart Lowers The Bar, Stays On Top

    January 9, 2009
    Wal-Mart lowered the earnings bar, but it's still way ahead of its competitors.
  80. Three Stocks That Escaped October's Gauntlet

    November 6, 2008
    October was a month for the ages, and there were very few places for investors to hide; read about three stocks that bucked ...
  81. The Bright Side Of Auto? Parts, Not Cars

    October 19, 2008
    A breakdown of the major players within retail auto parts and why this could be a good time to invest in the industry.
  82. Find Bargains With Discount Retailers

    June 12, 2008
    Value-oriented stores like PriceSmart or Costco should benefit from continued economic softness and Washington's stimulus ...
  83. Dollar Store Wars (NDN, DLRT, FDO)

    February 14, 2008
    99 Cents Only trumps its deep-discount competitors on virtually every level, making it a bargain hunter's dream store and ...
  84. Dollar Tree's CFO Departure A Bad Omen? (DLTR)

    October 24, 2007
    With a top executive jumping ship, investors should look very carefully at Dollar Tree's prospects.
  85. Three Potentially Ominous Signs For Retail Stocks

    October 1, 2007
    Recent events at Target, Wal-Mart and Family Dollar could be a tip that the retail sector as a whole is in trouble.
  86. Dollar Tree Wilts Under Wal-Mart's Shadow (DLTR)

    September 5, 2007
    The discounter put up decent second quarter numbers, but how long can it survive in the crowded discount forest?
  87. Price Was Never Wal-Mart's Problem (WMT)

    August 20, 2007
    Wal-Mart is cutting prices to improve foot traffic and drive comps, but the solution isn't that simple.
  88. Wal-Mart Scaling Back Growth (WMT)

    June 6, 2007
    Wal-Mart announced plans to reduce the number of supercenters it will open this year.
  89. 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.
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