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RSI Alert For Top-Ranked Family Dollar Stores, Inc.

By Dividend Channel Staff, Friday, August 24, 11:31 AM ET
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The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO) presently has an above average rank, in the top 50% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.

But making Family Dollar Stores, Inc. an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Friday, shares of FDO entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $61.67 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.

In the case of Family Dollar Stores, Inc., the RSI reading has hit 29.9 by comparison, the universe of dividend stocks covered by Dividend Channel currently has an average RSI of 52.7. A falling stock price all else being equal creates a better opportunity for dividend investors to capture a higher yield. Indeed, FDO's recent annualized dividend of 0.84/share (currently paid in quarterly installments) works out to an annual yield of 1.35% based upon the recent $62.68 share price.

A bullish investor could look at FDO's 29.9 RSI reading today as a sign that the recent heavy selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and begin to look for entry point opportunities on the buy side. Among the fundamental datapoints dividend investors should investigate to decide if they are bullish on FDO is its dividend history. In general, dividends are not always predictable; but, looking at the history chart below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.

FDO Dividend History
Date Div*
06/13/12 0.210
03/13/12 0.210
12/13/11 0.180
09/13/11 0.180
06/13/11 0.180
03/11/11 0.180
12/13/10 0.155
09/13/10 0.155
06/11/10 0.155
03/11/10 0.155
12/11/09 0.135
09/11/09 0.135
06/11/09 0.135
03/11/09 0.135
12/11/08 0.125
09/11/08 0.125
06/11/08 0.125
03/12/08 0.125
12/12/07 0.115
09/12/07 0.115
06/13/07 0.115
03/12/07 0.115
12/13/06 0.105
09/13/06 0.105
06/13/06 0.105
03/13/06 0.105
12/13/05 0.095
09/13/05 0.095
06/13/05 0.095
03/11/05 0.095
12/13/04 0.085
09/13/04 0.085
06/14/04 0.085
03/11/04 0.085
12/11/03 0.075
09/11/03 0.075
06/12/03 0.075
03/12/03 0.075
12/12/02 0.065
09/12/02 0.065
06/12/02 0.065
03/13/02 0.065
12/12/01 0.060
06/13/01 0.060
03/13/01 0.060
12/13/00 0.055
09/13/00 0.055
06/13/00 0.055
03/13/00 0.055
12/13/99 0.050
09/13/99 0.050
06/11/99 0.050
03/11/99 0.050
12/11/98 0.045
09/11/98 0.045
06/11/98 0.045
03/12/98 0.045
12/11/97 0.040
09/11/97 0.040
06/12/97 0.040
03/12/97 0.040
12/11/96 0.037
09/12/96 0.037
06/12/96 0.037
03/13/96 0.037
12/13/95 0.033
09/13/95 0.033
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.


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