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Top 5 Companies in the General Merchandise Stores Industry With the Highest Beta (TUES, FRED, DLTR, DG, TGT)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores industry with the highest betas. Higher-beta stocks mean greater volatility and are therefore generally considered to be riskier but also may provide the potential for higher returns.

Tuesday Morning ranks highest with a a beta of 1.9. Following is Fred's with a a beta of 1.1. Dollar Tree ranks third highest with a a beta of 0.9.

Dollar General follows with a a beta of 0.8, and Target rounds out the top five with a a beta of 0.8.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Target on April 29th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $79.85. Since that call, shares of Target have fallen 13.2%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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