The Value of a Dollar (Tree)

Shares of both Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Dollar General (DG) got whacked in August shortly after establishing all-time highs. Dollar Tree peaked just $0.07 under $100 a share on Aug. 11. On Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, Dollar Tree closed at $78.23. Management has done a sensational long-term job. Here (in the chart below) are their 10-year numbers, including the latest updates for the second half of fiscal 2016, which ends Jan. 28, 2017. Continuous shareholders had pocketed more than 640%, even after a 21.7% pullback from the high.

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