Shares of Family Dollar (UNKNOWN: FDO.DL ) rose today after solid third-quarter earnings. Sales were up 9% and comps rose early 3%. Despite the good numbers, Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser is reluctant to consider the stock. For one thing, retail giants such as Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT ) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) pose an ever-present threat. Moreover, Family Dollar is already facing direct competition from other discount retailers suhc as Big Lots (NYSE: BIG ) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ: DLTR ) . For those reasons and more, Jason recommends investors avoid the stock.
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