Dollar Tree Stores Closes Down 3.7%

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Dollar Tree Stores ( DLTR) closed down 3.7% to $37.98, off $1.46. Throughout the day, 4.1 million shares of Dollar Tree Stores exchanged hands, an average daily volume of shares. The stock ranged in price between $37.47-$39.72.

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Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety stores in the United States and Canada. Its stores offer merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. Dollar Tree Stores has a market cap of $9.21 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Dollar Tree Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar Tree 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, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

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