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Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) reported a drop in its fiscal second-quarter profit.

Family Dollar's quarterly profit declined to $90.9 million, or $0.80 per share, versus a year-ago profit of $140.1 million, or $1.21 per share.

Its revenue slipped to $2.72 billion versus $2.89 billion. However, analysts were estimating earnings of $0.90 per share on revenue of $2.77 billion.

Family Dollar's same-store sales fell 3.8%. The company also announced its plans to close around 370 under-performing stores.

Family Dollar projects current-quarter earnings of $0.85 to $0.95 per share and full-year earnings of $3.05 to $3.25 per share.

Family Dollar shares closed at $59.07 yesterday.

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