Wal-Mart lower after dollar store consolidation

|About: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) are slightly skittish in early trading as the merger between Dollar Tree and Family Dollar rips a potential option out the company's playbook.

The Dollar Tree-Family Dollar combination creates a retail force with more stores than Wal-Mart (significantly less square footage) with increased leverage with suppliers.

WMT -0.6% premarket