Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on September 28, 2011.
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FDO trades an average of 1.6 million shares per day.
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of self-service retail discount stores primarily for low- and middle-income consumers in the United States. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina.
52-Week High: $56.92
52-Week Low: $41.31
Book Value: $9.82
Float Short: 3.53%
On average, 17 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.28 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.91. A beat of $0.63 per share will top the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.58 and $0.65 per share.
The current trailing-twelve-month (ttm) P/E ratio is 17.8 The forward P/E ratio is 17.4. Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has moved higher in price 12.02%, with a one-year change of 23.12%.
Compared to the S&P 500, the year-to-date difference is 12.43%.
Revenue year-over-year has increased to $7.87 billion for 2010 vs. $7.40 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $358.14 million for 2010 vs. $291.27 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $575.60 million for 2010 vs. $457.27 million for 2009.
Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).
|Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year||Revenue Estimates||Actual||$ Difference||Difference %|
|May-11||$ 2.17 B||$ 2.15 B||$ -13.14 M||-0.61%|
|Feb-11||$ 2.27 B||$ 2.26 B||$ -2.76 M||-0.12%|
|Nov-10||$ 1.98 B||$ 2.00 B||$ 15.27 M||0.77%|
|Aug-10||$ 1.96 B||$ 1.96 B||$ -0.67 M||-0.03%|
|May-10||$ 2.00 B||$ 2.00 B||$ 0.97 M||0.05%|
Differences are rounded.
Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.
Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.
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