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fred's inc-class a (FRED) Snapshot

Open
$18.78
Previous Close
$18.83
Day High
$19.03
Day Low
$18.65
52 Week High
03/3/14 - $21.05
52 Week Low
10/9/14 - $13.07
Market Cap
689.6M
Average Volume 10 Days
95.5K
EPS TTM
$-0.40
Shares Outstanding
36.9M
EX-Date
03/3/15
P/E TM
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Dividend
$0.24
Dividend Yield
1.28%
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Fred's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, sells general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies in the Southeastern United States. The company, through its stores, offers household cleaning supplies, health and beauty aids, disposable diapers, pet foods, paper products, various food and beverage products, pharmaceuticals, tobacco products, and apparel and linens to low, middle, and fixed income families in small- to medium- sized towns. It also sells general merchandise to franchised Fred's stores. As of January 8, 2015, the company operated 661 discount general merchandise stores, including 19 franchised Fred's stores. Fred's, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

5,336 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/17/14
Founded in 1947

fred's inc-class a (FRED) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $367.9K
Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Operatio...
Total Annual Compensation: $239.1K
Executive Vice President of Corporate Service...
Total Annual Compensation: $226.4K
Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Development...
Total Annual Compensation: $170.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

fred's inc-class a (FRED) Key Developments

Fred's Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on March 16, 2015

Fred's, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share. The dividend is payable on March 16, 2015, to shareholders of record as of March 5, 2015.

Fred's, Inc. Announces Sales Results for the Four-Week Fiscal Month of January, Fourth Quarter and Year Ended January 31, 2015

Fred's, Inc. announced sales results for the four-week fiscal month of January, fourth quarter and year ended January 31, 2015. The company's total sales for the month increased 3% to $138.8 million from $134.7 million in January 2014. Comparable store sales for the month increased 4.3% versus a decrease of 1.8% for the same period last year. Total sales reflect the closing of 47 stores, or 7% of total stores, during the fourth quarter, which is in line with the Company's reconfiguration plan. Total sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 2% to $503.6 million versus $495.0 million in the year-earlier quarter. Comparable store sales for the fourth quarter were flat compared with an increase of 0.1% in the fourth quarter last year. The company's total sales for fiscal 2014 increased 2% to $1.969 billion from $1.939 billion for the same period last year. On a comparable store basis, fiscal 2014 decreased 0.6% versus an increase of 0.6% for the year-earlier period.

Fred's, Inc. Names Michael K. Bloom as President and Chief Operating Officer

Fred's, Inc. announced that it has named Michael K. Bloom as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 12, 2015. Bloom brings to Fred's more than 30 years of experience in small-box general merchandising, supply chain management and store operations. Most recently, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Prior to Family Dollar, Bloom spent more than 20 years with CVS Caremark Corporation, holding a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities in merchandising and operations and rising finally to Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Marketing, Advertising, and Supply Chain. Before joining CVS, Bloom spent 10 years in merchandising and operations management with Virginia-based Peoples Drug Stores and the Florida division of Toronto-based Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation.

 

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