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) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.5%. By the end of trading, Family Dollar Stores rose $1.26 (2.2%) to $58.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,002,314 shares of Family Dollar Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,910,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $56.50-$58.33 after having opened the day at $57.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.05. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:
), up 18.1%,
), up 13.9%,
), up 11.5% and
), up 10.8%.
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Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of self-service retail discount stores primarily for low- and middle-income consumers in the United States. Family Dollar Stores has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 12.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Family Dollar Stores a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
Family Dollar Stores
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.
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On the negative front,
), down 19.2%,
), down 18.4%,
), down 16.6% and
), down 13.0% , were all laggards within the services sector with
) being today's services sector laggard.
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