Discount retailer

Dollar General

(DG) - Get Report

was down 12.2% at midday after

Goldman Sachs

cut the firm from its U.S. recommended for purchase list and lowered its 2001 earnings per share estimate to 75 cents from 76 cents. Other retailers were down after setting pessimistic tones in analyst conferences.

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Wal-Mart

(WMT) - Get Report

was down 2.6%, while

American Eagle Outfitters

(AEOS)

was down 9.2%.