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Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) - Buy, Sell or Hold?

Sector: Consumer Services   Sub-Sector: Department/Specialty Retail Stores
Trade DateCurrent Candlestick PatternPrevious Candlestick PatternWhenPerformance Since
Thu, 17 Apr 2014NoneBearish EngulfingThu, 10 Apr 2014-0.58%
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56.84 -0.33 (-0.58%) Apr 17 4:02pm EDT
Open: 57.01 Range: 56.40 - 57.23 Vol: 2.31M Avg Vol: 1.91M
EPS: 3.40 P/E ratio: 16.80 EBITDA: 849.9M Mkt Cap: 6.470B
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Short Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 5 day moving average at 56.84
Medium Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 20 day moving average at 57.89
Last Trade is below the 50 day moving average at 61.08
Long Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 200 day moving average at 66.24
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Daily Chart of FDO

Stock Trend Analysis - Buy, Sell or Hold "Family Dollar Stores, Inc." (FDO)?

FDO is trading below its 200 day moving average and objectively, many will consider the long term trend to be down. Care must however be taken with this view as in its last 52 week trading history, it is noted that FDO has been range bound with a slight upward bias, having traded above the 200 SMA about 56% of the time. The medium term trend for FDO is extremely bearish and weak, having traded almost 85% of the time below the 50 day moving average. The 20 day moving average is indicating range bound trading, also with a bearish bias. Objectively, as long as FDO is trading below its 200 SMA, rallies will be sold into and traders can expect a lot of resistance near the 200 SMA currently at 66.24. Technically there are too many uncertainties to recommend a buy on this stock at this moment. Click here for the latest support & resistance levels to help you finetune your entry into or exit out of "FDO".

The analyst consensus estimates for the 1 year price target for this stock is $56.83* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Thu, 17 Apr 2014
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