Report: Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart likely out of Family Dollar battle

|About: Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR)|By:, SA News Editor

Dollar Tree (DLTR +1%) might be tempted to walk away from the battle for Family Dollar (FDO +0.2%) with a $305M breakup fee sitting as a consolation prize.

Analysts note the retail chain could use the money to buy many of the stores that regulators will force Dollar General to divest if it swallows up Family Dollar.

Yesterday, sources at Wal-Mart (WMT -0.2%) indicated the company was likely to pass on making an offer of its own to Family Dollar.