Is Big Lots Stock a Buy?

James Brumley, The Motley Fool
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Is Big Lots Stock a Buy?
Is Big Lots Stock a Buy?

Most investors are familiar with discount retail chains Dollar General (NYSE: DG) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ: DLTR), the latter of which also operates Family Dollar stores. Dollar General boasts more than 16,700 stores, and between its Dollar Tree and Family Dollar locales, Dollar Tree manages more than 15,000 locales. At least one of them is within relatively easy reach of most U.S. consumers, and collectively, they dwarf the 1,400 stores Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) has sparsely peppered across the country.