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DG

Dollar General

$96.75

0.06 (0.06%)

, DLTR

Dollar Tree

$87.99

1.39 (1.61%)

09:09
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DG

Dollar General

$96.75

0.06 (0.06%)

DLTR

Dollar Tree

$87.99

1.39 (1.61%)

FIVE

Five Below

$101.63

-0.23 (-0.23%)

SFS

Smart & Final Stores

$5.03

0.375 (8.06%)

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DG Dollar General
$96.75

0.06 (0.06%)

06/06/18
BERN
06/06/18
NO CHANGE
BERN
Dollar General, Dollar Tree likely to have 'very different' futures, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Brandon Fletcher says Dollar General (DG) and Dollar Tree's (DLTR) wholly owned Family Dollar banner may seem alike, but they have meaningful differences. The similarities are that they sell almost the exact same products, have similar store sizes, and target similar customers, he says. However, the analyst believes these two retail banners will likely have "very different" futures, which can only be understood by considering some subtle differences in store experience, merchandising, layout, and geography. The geographic differences are very stark and Fletcher thinks will matter more over time.
06/05/18
OPCO
06/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $108
OPCO
Outperform
Dollar General should be bought on pullback, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Rupesh Parikh continues to rank Dollar General as a top pick, and would take advantage of the pullback. As the year progresses, the analyst believes delivery of financial guidance and potentially better sentiment toward the space could help to drive shares higher. Parikh reiterates an Outperform rating and $108 price target on the shares.
06/04/18
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Prudential (PRU) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Alex Scott citing the company's "strong" cash flow and capital deployment yield for his upgrade. 2. Dollar General (DG) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Gordon Haskett. 3. AB InBev (BUD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC and Ambev (ABEV) upgraded to Hold from Reduce at HSBC. 4. Discovery (DISCA) and Nielsen (NLSN) were upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research. 5. CSS Industries (CSS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson with analyst Linda Bolton Weiser saying he sees improving organic sales trends and an attractive free cash flow yield. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/05/18
OPCO
06/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $92
OPCO
Outperform
Dollar Tree price target lowered to $92 from $108 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Rupesh Parikh lowered his price target for Dollar Tree (DLTR) to $92 from $108 following a softer Q1 report even considering weather challenges. We continue to prefer Dollar General (DG) versus Dollar Tree given ongoing challenges at Family Dollar. The latter's shares are more appropriate for investors with a long-term horizon, he contends. Parikh reiterates an Outperform rating on Dollar Tree's shares.
DLTR Dollar Tree
$87.99

1.39 (1.61%)

06/08/18
RBCM
06/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $97
RBCM
Top Pick
RBC Capital remains a buyer of Dollar Tree, despite Family Dollar performance
RBC Capital analyst Scot Ciccarelli reiterated a Top Pick rating and $97 price target for Dollar Tree, telling investors in a research note that while Family Dollar's "disappointing" performance has caused Dollar Tree's stock declines, he remains a buyer of the stock.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Big Lots (BIG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Loop Capital with analyst Anthony Chukumba saying the company got off to a "tough start in fiscal 2018 with a store sales decline and continued slowdown in furniture sales." 2. Jounce Therapeutics (JNCE) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan with analyst Cory Kasimov saying he views the company's ASCO data as disappointing. 3. MetLife (MET) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Alex Scott saying he see slower progress towards return on equity improvement and believes some of the upside from capital return acceleration is behind the company at this point. 4. Dollar Tree (DLTR) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Gordon Haskett. 5. SM Energy (SM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Betty Jiang saying she believes SM Energy's discount valuation is appropriate given it has greater than average downside risk in a constrained Permian takeaway environment. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
FIVE Five Below
$101.63

-0.23 (-0.23%)

06/07/18
WELS
06/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $105
WELS
Outperform
Five Below price target raised to $105 from $76 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Edward Kelly raised his price target for Five Below to $105 from $76 as he believes the company's Q1 update "firmly cements" it as one of the premier growth stocks in consumer, as the company provided an "impressive" beat and raised guidance despite upcoming headwinds. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
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BUCK
06/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $115
BUCK
Buy
Five Below price target raised to $115 from $78 at Buckingham
Buckingham Kelly Crago raised Five Below's price target to $115 from $78 following "impressive" Q1 comps of 3.2%, versus her estimate of 3.5%. Crago said comps held up nicely despite unfavorable weather and recommends investors add to positions given strong performance over the last four quarters. The company guided Q2 comps to flat, despite an extremely difficult comparison due to fidget spinners, demonstrating the flexibility the company has to offset negative headwinds, the analyst wrote. Crago is incrementally more bullish on Buy rated Five Belo's long-term opportunity to drive 20%+ earnings growth for the foreseeable future.
06/07/18
FBCO
06/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $96
FBCO
Outperform
Five Below price target raised to $96 from $88 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Judah Frommer raised his price target for Five Below to $96 from $88 after the company delivered better earnings than anticipated in Q1, but more importantly guided to flat comps in Q2, a key area of focus for investors as the fidget spinner trend that began in mid-April last year is now being lapped. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
06/07/18
RBCM
06/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $104
RBCM
Outperform
Five Below price target raised to $104 from $77 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Scot Ciccarelli raised his price target for Five Below to $104 from $77 following the company's beat and raise quarter, with 27% sales growth and "highly impressive" EBIT growth and 3.2% comps. In a research note to investors, the analyst, who has an Outperform rating on the shares, says that while Five Below isn't "cheap," he believes it warrants a "scarcity premium" and remains a buyer.
SFS Smart & Final Stores
$5.03

0.375 (8.06%)

03/16/18
LEHM
03/16/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $6
LEHM
Equal Weight
Smart & Final Stores downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Karen Short downgraded Smart & Final Stores to Equal Weight and halved her price target for the shares to $6 from $12. The analyst sees a less compelling investment case with 2018 set to be the company's third consecutive investment year. Short reduced her estimates to reflect Smart & Final's fiscal 2018 guidance.
04/13/18
OPCO
04/13/18
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
Low levels of food inflation to keep weighing on grocery names, Oppenheimer says
Following a government report this week that showed another month of soft food inflation data, Oppenheimer analyst Rupesh Parikh said he expects low food inflation to continue to weigh on grocery names, taking a "subdued" view into earnings for pure-play grocery names like Kroger (KR), National Grocers (NGVC), Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) and Smart & Final Stores (SFS). Parikh's top picks across the broader grocery/discounter space remain Dollar General (DG) and Dollar Tree (DLTR), followed by Sprouts, he said. The analyst has an Outperform rating on Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Sprouts, and a Perform rating on Kroger, Natural Grocers, Smart & Final Stores and United Natural Foods (UNFI).
04/17/18
FBCO
04/17/18
INITIATION
FBCO
Neutral
Smart & Final Stores initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
04/18/18
04/18/18
INITIATION
Target $5.5

Neutral
Smart & Final Stores initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
As previously reported, Credit Suisse analyst Judah Frommer started Smart & Final Stores with a Neutral rating and $5.50 price target, noting that against the backdrop of a transition from a growth story to a value one, the company also operates in some of the most competitive markets in the U.S.

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