Fred's (fred) Stock Research
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Generic strategies categorize companies by the scope and the strength of their business. Fred's does not have a definable strategy, therefore, it risks losing out to firms that concentrate on one particular competitive advantage. (read more).
Company Description: Freds, Inc. is owns, operates, and franchises discount general merchandise stores throughout the southeastern United States which stock over 12,000 frequently purchased items, including household goods, consumables, and nationally recognized brand name products as well as products under the companys own label. 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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Fred's possesses significant barriers to entry that slows competitive threats and increases profits.
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