6. Family Dollar ( FDO) Company Profile: Family Dollar operates more than 6,600 general merchandise retail discount stores in 44 states. Paulson's Investment: Paulson & Co. purchased 3.5 million share of the discount retailer, worth $177 million as of March 31. Shares of Family Dollar are up 4.5% this year, as the company has been a takeover target of Nelson Peltz's hedge fund Trian Group. However, the company has thus far spurned Peltz's offer. In March, Family Dollar reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and raised the low end of its full-year outlook.