Focus Stock: Tough Times Favor Family Dollar Stores

S&P says the retailer should continue its solid sales and earnings growth and has a strong buy ranking on the stock

In a difficult economic environment, we look for retailer Family Dollar Stores (FDO; recent stock price, $25) to increase sales to its predominantly lower-income customers by expanding its assortment of daily necessities, including refrigerated and shelf-stable foods, and by improving product quality.

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