Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, discount store operator Fred's
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Fred's and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Memphis (1947)|
|Market Cap||$520.5 million|
|Industry||General merchandise stores|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.9 billion|
|Management||CEO Bruce Efird (since 2009)
CFO Jerry Shore (since 2000)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||7.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$7.8 million / $7.2 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 81% of the 110 members who have rated Fred's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This is not an ordinary discount dollar store. You can find name brands at discount prices. That's the edge they have over the competition. As with all retailers, give it a facelift, and the customers will keep coming back. And that's what they are doing with some of their stores. A new look helps people's moral up.
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