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DLTR

Dollar Tree

$93.59

1.04 (1.12%)

, DG

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-0.885 (-0.57%)

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Local governments want dollar stores selling fresh food, WSJ reports

Local governments across the U.S. are placing zoning limits on discount stores, and requiring them to set aside space for fresh food, Talal Ansari of Wall Street Journal reports. Oklahoma City this week is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a plan requiring new retailers in the area to designate at least 500 square feet of space to fresh food, Ansari points out. The dollar store space is dominated by Dollar Tree (DLTR), which bought Family Dollar in 2015, and Dollar General (DG). Dollar General isn't and never intended to be a grocery store, but every store offers its customers essentials such as eggs, milk and bread, its spokeswoman Crystal Ghassemi told the Journal. By January 2020, 650 Dollar General locations, or about 4.6% of the company's more than 14,000 stores, will sell produce, she added. Dollar Tree and Family Dollar offer a "broad range of basic essentials to families at low prices they can afford," said a spokesman, and don't intend to be grocery stores. Reference Link

DLTR

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DG

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11/27/19
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. BrightView (BV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Shlomo Rosenbaum saying he points to the company's "erratic performance" over the past year, its "inherent lack of visibility" due to weather related items, and its free cash flow uncertainty due to the Development segment's subprime contractor position. 2. Dollar Tree (DLTR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory with analyst Matthew Boss saying the company's Q3 miss and Q4 guidance cut takes it multi-year growth algorithm off the table. 3. Axon (AAXN) downgraded to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James with analyst Brian Gesuale saying he believes the stock's "unsustainable energetic move higher" this month cannot be reconciled with fundamentals of the business. 4. PVH Corp. (PVH) downgraded to In Line from Outperform at Evercore ISI. 5. Neon Therapeutics (NTGN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at H.C. Wainwright with analyst Raghuram Selvaraju saying Neon announced it will be reducing its workforce by approximately 24% and will cease funding additional research and development for its cancer vaccine programs, NEO-PV-01 and NEO-SV-01. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/29/19
ATLE
11/29/19
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Target $102
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Neutral
Dollar Tree downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
Atlantic Equities analyst Sam Hudson downgraded Dollar Tree to Neutral from Overweight with a $102 price target.
11/29/19
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst actions
Catch up on today's top five analyst actions with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Sasol (SSL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Faisal AlAzmeh saying "several near-term bad news items are priced into the shares." 2. Gildan Activewear (GIL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Desjardins. 3. Dollar Tree (DLTR) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities. 4. Deere (DE) downgraded to Sell from Hold at DZ Bank. 5. Central Garden & Pet (CENT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus, with analyst John Staszak saying while the company posted "solid" sales in Q4, its earnings and margins declined. The analyst is also "concerned" with the company's lack of detailed FY20 guidance given its recent appointment of a new CEO and intends to "look closely" at its new forecasts expected to be made in February that will reflect the management's plans and strategy. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/05/19
GDHS
12/05/19
NO CHANGE
Target $180
GDHS
Buy
Dollar Tree price target raised to $180 from $170 at Gordon Haskett
Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom says Dollar Tree reported "strong" Q3 results with the exception of softer than expected gross profit margins. The positives more than outweigh the one negative, says Grom, who raised his estimates post the results. He keeps a Buy rating on Dollar Tree shares and upped his price target to $180 from $170.
DG Dollar General
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11/13/19
CLVD
11/13/19
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Neutral
Dollar General Q3 comp sales growth looks set to beat, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research analyst Scott Bender said his checks suggest Dollar General's sales momentum slowed a bit more than he'd expected in the back half of the quarter, but its Q3 same-store sales growth should still top consensus expectations. He has lowered his Q3 comp store sales estimate to up 4.0% from up 4.2%, but notes this is still above consensus, which is calling for 3.3% growth. Bender has a Neutral rating on Dollar General shares.
11/18/19
JPMS
11/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $143
JPMS
Overweight
Five Below added to Analyst Focus List at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss added Five Below to his firm's U.S. Analyst Focus List and keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $143 price target. The analyst sees see upside versus consensus same-store-sales on Five Below and Overweight-rated Dollar General (DG). He views the recent pullback in shares of Five Below as a buying opportunity. With the shares off 20% since April 30, the risk/reward is favorable, Boss tells investors in a research note.
12/02/19
GUGG
12/02/19
NO CHANGE
Target $165
GUGG
Buy
Guggenheim says Dollar General likely sees 'muted' reaction to 'beat and raise'
Guggenheim analyst John Heinbockel said he expects a "beat and raise" Q3 report from Dollar General, but one that is "modest in magnitude." Given that prediction, and the stock's current valuation, he is expecting a "muted" share price reaction to the upcoming earnings report, Heinbockel added in his preview note to investors. The analyst, who noted that his Q3 estimates for Dollar General are modestly above consensus for both revenue and earnings, keeps a Buy rating and $165 price target on the stock.
12/09/19
LOOP
12/09/19
NO CHANGE
Target $25
LOOP
Hold
Big Lots remains a 'show-me story', says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba keeps his Hold rating and $25 price target on Big Lots (BIG) after its Q3 results, noting that while earnings topped expectations and the management was optimistic about the holiday season, the company's comps came in negative for the first time in five quarters. With no material improvement anticipated in Q4, the analyst contends that Big Lots remains a "show me" story, particularly following Friday's 32% jump in the stock price. For investors seeking exposure to deep discount retailing space, Chukumba recommends shares of Dollar General (DG) and Five Below (FIVE).

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