Financial Results, Store Expansions Amid Growing Markets, Dividend Announcements, Increasing Customer Traffic - Research Report

      Financial Results, Store Expansions Amid Growing Markets, Dividend
    Announcements, Increasing Customer Traffic - Research Report on Dollar
         General, Francesca's, Family Dollar, Gap, and American Eagle

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NEW YORK, September 9, 2013

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Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Dollar
General Corporation (NYSE: DG), Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:
FRAN), Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), and
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

Dollar General Corporation Research Report

On September 4, 2013, Dollar General Corp. (Dollar General) reported its Q2 FY
2013 financial results (period ending August 2, 2013). Net Sales for the
quarter totaled $4.4 billion, up 11.3% YoY. Net income increased 14.6% YoY to
$245.5 million while diluted EPS for the quarter was $0.75, up 17.2% YoY. Rick
Dreiling, Dollar General's Chairman and CEO, commented, "Dollar General
delivered another solid quarter. Our same-store sales growth for the second
quarter of 2013 accelerated to 5.1 percent. We are very pleased with the
increase in customer traffic in our stores. We continue to grow our market
share and believe that our second quarter results position us well to deliver
our financial outlook for the year." The Company reaffirmed its full-year FY
2013 outlook and expects its total sales to grow between 10% and 11% YoY,
same-store sales to increase between 4% and 5%, and EPS to range between $3.15
and $3.22. The Full Research Report on COMPANYNAME1 - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-04/DG]

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Francesca's Holdings Corporation Research Report

On September 4, 2013, Francesca's Holdings Corp. (Francesca's) reported its Q2
FY 2013 financial results (period ended August 3, 2013), with net sales up by
17.3 % YoY to $89.6 million. The Company's net income totaled $14.6 million,
or $0.33 per diluted share, compared to $12.7 million, or $0.28 per diluted
share, reported in Q2 FY 2012. According to the Company, the increase was
driven by 79 new boutique openings as compared to Q2 FY 2012. Neill P. Davis,
Francesca's CEO, stated, "While we posted high teens increases in second
quarter and year to date sales and earnings, our second quarter sales
performance was softer than we anticipated. We were able to maintain strong
profitability with operating income margins only modestly below the prior year
levels. Our performance in the quarter reflects the anniversary of very strong
rates of growth in the prior year; lower levels of customer traffic most
evident in the later part of the second quarter and the lack of a dominant
apparel fashion trend." The Company anticipates its Q3 FY 2013 net sales to be
in the range of$78 million and $80 million while full year FY 2013 net sales
are anticipated to be in the range of $343 million to $349.5 million. The Full
Research Report on Francesca's Holdings Corporation - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-04/FRAN]

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Family Dollar Stores Inc. Research Report

On September 3, 2013, Family Dollar Stores Inc. (Family Dollar) announced that
its Board of Directors has approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26
per share on the Company's common stock. The Company informed that the
dividend is payable on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as
on close of business on Friday, September 13, 2013. The Full Research Report
on Family Dollar Stores Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-04/FDO]

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Gap Inc. Research Report

On September 3, 2013, Gap Inc. (Gap) announced that it will open its first
franchise-operated Old Navy stores in the Philippines in 2014. The news
follows the Company's announcement to begin franchising Old Navy Stores
globally. Sonia Syngal, Senior Vice President of Old Navy International said,
"With a steadily growing retail market, the Philippines represents a great
opportunity for Old Navy and an important step in the brand's international
expansion, Consumers have a great interest in the iconic American brand Old
Navy, and we look forward to making current American fashion essentials
accessible for every family." Gap informed that Old Navy currently operates
over 1,000 stores in the U.S., Canada and Japan and recently announced plans
to open stores in China in H1 2014. The Full Research Report on Gap Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-04/GPS]

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American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Research Report

On September 3, 2013, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (American Eagle)
declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share to be payable on October
16, 2013 to the stockholders of record on October 2, 2013. According to the
Company this dividend is American Eagle's 37th consecutive quarterly dividend.
The Full Research Report on American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-04/AEO]

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