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Technical Snapshots for Four Discount, Variety Stores Stocks -- Dollar General, Costco Wholesale, Dollar Tree, and Big Lots

NEW YORK, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The Discount Variety Stores industry has a moderate to high level of concentration, with the top four players accounting for 74.0% of industry revenue. Therefore, prospective operators planning to enter this industry may encounter strong competition from incumbent enterprises. For today, directs investors' attention to Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG), Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST), Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), and Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG). Access's complimentary reports for today's stocks line-up at:

Dollar General 

Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General Corp.'s stock finished last Friday's session 3.04% lower at $70.12. A total volume of 11.72 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.90 million shares. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 3.13%. Additionally, shares of Dollar General, which provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 39.62.

On June 01st, 2017, Dollar General reported financial results for its Q1 2017 ended May 05th, 2017. Net sales for the quarter were $5.61 billion; gross profit was $1.70 billion; and selling, general, and administrative expense was $1.23 billion. Net income and diluted earnings per share for Q1 2017 were $279 million and $1.02, respectively.

On June 02nd, 2017, research firm Johnson Rice upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Accumulate' to 'Buy'. Visit us today and access your complete report on DG for free at:

Costco Wholesale 

On Friday, shares in Issaquah, Washington-based Costco Wholesale Corp. ended the session 7.19% lower at $167.11. The stock recorded a trading volume of 24.04 million shares, which was higher than its three months average volume of 2.12 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 3.61% in the previous three months and 8.59% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 5.96% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Costco Wholesale, which together with its subsidiaries, operate membership warehouses, have an RSI of 32.11.

On May 26th, 2017, research firm Stifel reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $185 a share to $191 a share.

On May 31st, 2017, Costco Wholesale reported net sales of $9.86 billion for the month of May - the four weeks ended May 28th, 2017- an increase of 7% from $9.23 billion during the similar period last year. For the thirty-nine weeks ended May 28th, 2017, the Company reported net sales of $92.11 billion, an increase of 6% from $87.18 billion during the similar period last year. The complimentary research report on COST can be accessed at:

Dollar Tree 

Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree Inc.'s shares dropped 3.66%, closing the session at $70.07. A total volume of 11.30 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.68 million shares. The stock is trading 11.27% below its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Dollar Tree, which operates variety retail stores in the US and Canada, have an RSI of 25.61.

On June 09th, 2017, Dollar Tree announced that Michael A. Witynski, age 54, has been promoted to Dollar Tree segment's President and COO. In his new role, Mr. Witynski will be responsible for Merchandising and Marketing and Store Operations for more than 6,200 Dollar Tree bannered stores in the US. Register for free on and download the research report on DLTR at:

Big Lots 

Last Friday at the close, shares in Columbus, Ohio headquartered Big Lots Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.46 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 1.06 million shares. The stock ended the session 1.76% lower at $47.89. The Company's shares have advanced 2.83% in the past month. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 2.17%. Furthermore, shares of Big Lots, which through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the US, have an RSI of 44.19.

On May 26th, 2017, Big Lots announced that, on May 25th, 2017, its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per common share. The dividend will be paid on June 23rd, 2017, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 09th, 2017.

On June 09th, 2017, research firm Citigroup reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $61 a share to $62 a share. Get free access to your research report on BIG at:


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