| Dollar Tree is an operator of discount variety stores. Co.'s stores operate under the brand names of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada. Co.'s segments are: Dollar Tree, which is the operator of discount variety stores providing merchandise at the fixed price point of $1.00; and Family Dollar, which Family Dollar, which operates general merchandise retail discount stores. The merchandise mix in Co.'s Dollar Tree stores consists of consumable merchandise, variety merchandise, and seasonal goods. The merchandise mix in Co.'s Family Dollar stores consists of consumable merchandise, home products, apparel and accessories merchandise, and seasonal and electronics merchandise. |
When researching a stock like Dollar Tree, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from DLTR Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for DLTR stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the DLTR 200 day moving average ("DLTR 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the DLTR 50 day moving average ("DLTR 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Dollar Tree. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the DLTR 200 DMA and the DLTR 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("DLTR MACD"). The DLTR MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).