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Discount Retailers Should Hold Up in a Risky Market

Stocks in this article: BIGCOSTDGDLTRFDOROSTTGTTJXWMT

Reading the Table

OV/UN Valued: Stocks with a red number are undervalued by this percentage. Those with a black number are overvalued by that percentage according to ValuEngine.

VE Rating: A "1-engine" rating is a strong sell, a "2-engine" rating is a sell, a "3-engine" rating is a hold, a "4-engine" rating is a buy and a "5-engine" rating is a strong buy.

Last 12-Month Return (%): Stocks with a red number declined by that percentage over the last 12 months. Stocks with a black number increased by that percentage.

Forecast 1-Year Return: Stocks with a red number are projected to decline by that percentage over the next 12 months. Stocks with a black number in the table are projected to move higher by that percentage over the next 12 months.

Value Level: Price at which to enter a GTC limit order to buy on weakness. The letters mean; W-weekly, M-monthly, Q-quarterly, S-semiannual and A-annual.

Pivot: A level between a value level and risky level that should be a magnet during the time frame noted.

Risky Level: Price at which to enter a GTC limit order to sell on strength.

Big Lots (BIG) ($37.09 vs. $34.79 on Sept. 4) was up 2.2% between my June 3 post and my Sept. 5 post and is up another 6.6% since then. My weekly value level is $34.47 with a quarterly pivot at $36.41 and monthly risky level at $38.14.

Costco (COST) ($115.17 vs. $111.50 on Sept. 4) was up just 1.7% between my June 3 post and my Sept. 5 post and is up another 3.3% since then. The stock ended Monday below its 50-day SMA at $115.71. My weekly value level is $110.24 with a monthly pivot at $118.92 and quarterly risky level at $121.21.

Dollar General (DG) ($56.46 vs. $56.39 on Sept. 4) was up a solid 6.8% between my June 3 post and my Sept. 5 post, but the upside appears to have stalled. The stock is above its 50-day SMA at $55.48 with a weekly value level at $55.40 with a semiannual pivot at $56.97 and monthly risky level at $59.07.

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