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Fred's is Among the Companies in the General Merchandise Stores Industry With the Lowest Debt-to-Capital Ratio (FRED, BIG, DG, TGT, DLTR)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

Fred's ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 3.5%. Big Lots is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 25.8%. Dollar General ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 34.6%.

Target follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 49.1%, and Dollar Tree rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 66.8%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Fred's on August 4th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $14.03. Since that call, shares of Fred's have fallen 36.9%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): FRED BIG DG TGT DLTR