Family Dollar price target lowered to $69 from $78 at MKM Partners MKM Partners reduced its price target on Family Dollar after the company reported lower than expected Q1 EPS. The firm expects the company's margin trends to be weak in the near-term but predicts that the company's margin pressures will ease in 2H13, helping it to generate stronger EPS growth in 2H13. The firm maintains a Buy rating on the stock.
Dollar Tree shares poised to outperform, says Wells Fargo Wells Fargo predicts that Dollar Tree will be re-ranked by quantitative investment models following its merger with Family Dollar (FDO), enabling Dollar Tree's stock to outperform. The firm predicts that Dollar Tree's P/E ratio will become much lower versus its peers after the merger closes. Wells keeps an Outperform rating on Dollar Tree.