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Dividend Stock Idea of the Day – Family Dollar Stores (NYSE:FDO)

Dividend Stock Ideas by Dividend Yields – Stock, Capital Investment. Our Dividend Idea of the day is the specialized retail company Family Dollar Stores (NYSE:FDO). The current dividend yield amounts to 1.31 percent.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (Family Dollar) operates a chain of more than 6,800 general merchandise retail discount stores in 44 states, providing primarily consumers with a selection of priced merchandise in neighborhood stores. its merchandise assortment includes consumables, home products, apparel and accessories, and seasonal and electronics. The Company offers a focused assortment of merchandise in a number of core categories, such as health and beauty aids, packaged food and refrigerated products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal goods, apparel and home fashions. Its stores operate on a self-service basis, and its low overhead enables it to sell merchandise at a moderate markup. During the fiscal year ended August 28, 2010 (fiscal 2010), the Company launched or refreshed several Family Dollar brands. During fiscal 2010, the Company opened 200 stores, closed 70 stores, relocated 13 stores, expanded 15 stores and renovated 89 stores (More on Reuters).

Here are some Fundamental Figures:


Sales
8.37 Bil
Income
382.55 Mil
Net Profit Margin
4.57%
Return on Equity
29.38%
Debt/Equity Ratio
0.46
Revenue/Share
65.56
Earnings/Share
3.02
Book Value/Share
9.82
Dividend Rate
0.72
Payout Ratio
22.00%

Here are some Pricing Figures:


Price/Earnings
18.4
Price/Book
5.6
Price/Sales
0.8
Price/Cash Flow
13.4
Dividend Yield %
1.2
Forward Price/Earnings
15.2
PEG Ratio
1.1
PEG Payback (Yrs)
7.6

Here are some Trading Figures:


Last Price
55.14
52-Wk High
56.92
52-Wk Low
35.31
Volume
146
Avg Daily Vol (13 Wks)
 1.02 Mil
50-Day Moving Average
53.31
200-Day Moving Average
49.36
Volatility (beta)
0.24


Sales and Net Income of Family Dollar Stores (Click to enlarge)


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