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A Family Dollar logo is seen on a shopping basket in Chicago in this file photo. Family Dollar Stores Inc. posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday.
A Family Dollar logo is seen on a shopping basket in Chicago in this file photo. Family Dollar Stores Inc. posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday.
(JIM YOUNG/REUTERS)

Here’s a price check on high-flying dollar-store stocks

Ever since the Great Recession, it’s been up, up, up for the most downscale retailers.

At this point, wise shoppers might want to stop and demand a price check on those high-flying dollar-store stocks.

Share prices in the sector are already elevated and they received an additional boost on Monday from Dollar Tree Inc.’s $8.5-billion (U.S.) cash-and-stock offer for rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. Adding to the excitement, some observers speculated that Dollar General Corp., the heavyweight in the sector, could rush into the fray with a bid of its own.