TMCNet:  Shares of Big Lots Rank the Highest in Terms of Earnings Yield in the General Merchandise Stores Industry (BIG, TGT, FDO, FRED, DG)

[January 27, 2013]

Shares of Big Lots Rank the Highest in Terms of Earnings Yield in the General Merchandise Stores Industry (BIG, TGT, FDO, FRED, DG)

Jan 27, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores industry with the highest earnings yields. Earnings yield is useful to compare the relative benefit of owning a stock vs. owning other yield assets such as bonds. If the earnings yield is higher, stocks may be considered undervalued.Big Lots ranks highest with a an earnings yield of 8.3%. Following is Target with a an earnings yield of 7.2%. Family Dollar Stores ranks third highest with a an earnings yield of 6.2%.


Fred's follows with a an earnings yield of 6.1%, and Dollar General rounds out the top five with a an earnings yield of 6.0%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Big Lots on April 24th, 2012 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $35.90. Since that call, shares of Big Lots have fallen 11.4%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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