Family Dollar Stores Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (FDO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) is tomorrow, September 12, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $63.01 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%.

The average volume for Family Dollar Stores has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Family Dollar Stores has a market cap of $7.39 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of self-service retail discount stores primarily for low and middle income consumers in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 17.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Family Dollar Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Family Dollar Stores Ratings Report.

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