Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of neighborhood retail discount stores in the United States. It offers general merchandise in four categories: consumables, home products, apparel and accessories, and seasonal and electronics.
Family Dollar Stores is a dividend aristocrat as well as a component of the S&P 500 index. Over the past 10 years this dividend growth stock has delivered an annual average total return of 4.50 % to its shareholders. After peaking at 44 in late 2003 though, the stock has gone nowhere for four years.