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FDO: Pop-Tarts and Tobacco Not Recipe for EPS Growth

Stock quotes in this article: FDO, DLTR, DG Published originally July 10, 2013 Family Dollar (FDO) reported in-line Q3 revenues today, but lowered Q4 comparable sales guidance to 2% from 4%. EPS for Q4 was also lowered to $0.82-0.87 from previous $0.85-0.95. Why did investors cheer at the guide down? Simple. Nobody believed the company …

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DLTR: No Excuses Here

Dollar Tree

We heard you loud and clear retailers, first-quarter misses were all about the weather. Just when you thought you couldn’t take the weather blame game any longer, Dollar Tree (DLTR) comes along with a clean quarter and raises guidance. No excuses necessary here. Dollar Tree reported a first-quarter comparable sales increase of 2.1%, in line …

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WMT: And the Blame Game Continues

This was originally posted on 5/16 The Street was braced for a negative same-store sales out of Wal-Mart (WMT), but not quite 1.4% negative. As I discussed in my Tuesday piece, the blame game marched across the press release — weather, payroll tax — but the company threw in another addition: inflation. Well, specifically, the …

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The Grinch Coming to a Store Near You

This blog was posted on 6/08/11.  Video clip can be viewed at There are now fewer than 200 days until Christmas. And while Tyler Mathisen joked Tuesday during the Christmas retail segment on CNBC that he had already started his shopping, in the world of retail, Holiday is in full swing. Even though most …

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