Family Dollar (fdo) Stock Research
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Company Description: Family Dollar Stores, Inc., founded in 1959, is a chain of retail discount stores in the United States. The companys stores offer consumable goods such as household chemicals, pet supplies, health aids, beauty products, and hardware; home products such as sheets, towels, and assorted housewares; seasonal and electronic items, such as headphones, small appliances, and prepaid cellular phones; and apparel. As of 2007, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. had roughly 6,300 self-service stores in 44 states, with primary headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Update
Discretionary Industry Analysis: The consumer discretionary industry includes companies whose sales come from consumer discretionary income purchases. Discretionary income = gross income less taxes and necessities such as rent, mortgage and food. Discretionary Trading Strategy: The consumer discretionary industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued discretionary investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell discretionary investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase consumer discretionary investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.
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Strategy: Family Dollar targets customers who have very specific needs and with solutions that are difficult to replicate. (read more). Competitive Advantages:
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