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Pearls for a Dollar
By W.D. Crotty (TMFWD40)
November 22, 2005

Investors who take the time to scrutinize Dollar General's (NYSE: DG) third-quarter results will find pearls of good news that bode well for long-term holders.

Dollar General pre-announced its quarterly sales on Nov. 3. Those sales rose 9.5% to $2.1 billion, powered by new store openings, so the only hard news today was the company's earnings. They came in at $0.20 a share, a penny ahead of analysts' predictions and $0.02 less than last year's second quarter....
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