Credit Suisse: Wal-Mart should make a run at Family Dollar

Shares of Family Dollar (FDO +1.2%) open with some vigor after a note from Credit Suisse to investors suggests Wal-Mart (WMT -1.1%) should consider making a run at the company to drive its small-store format into hyper-drive.

CNBC reports no acquisition talks between the retailers have actually taken place.

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  • Joe A. MacDonald
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    I think that this would be a great move, for WalMart! They are a very great and company and would give WalMart a foothold in the smaller scale market, a market
    that had been known, for many years as "five and tens".
    I hope WalMart will consider this truly amazing market; a market that has been ignored for many years!
    19 Feb 2014, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • Realto
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    I own FDO, and bought some WMT today. I read about WMT wanting to get into FDO/DG market, never considered that WMT might just buy one of them!
    FDO and DG have been building big time. It seems to be a trend that folks like shopping close to home, rather than deal with the parking, lines and extra travel of going to WMT. Both stocks are good for the DG portfolio, with long histories of div increases and great DG rates.
    19 Feb 2014, 07:58 PM Reply Like
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