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Big Lots, Inc.: Warming Up or Cooling Off?

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Here's the community sentiment on
Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) both this quarter
and last (for comparison), as well as opinions on some
related companies.

Metric

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG)

Retail Ventures, Inc. (NYSE: RVI)

Tuesday Morning Corp (Nasdaq:
TUES)

Hitachi, Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: HIT)

This Quarter (12/10/2009):

Price:
$28.34
$7.75
$2.49
$26.60

% of Members Rating Outperform
79%
71%
86%
83%

% of All-Star Members Rating Outperform
68%
58%
83%
78%

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Last Quarter (9/11/2009):

Price:
$25.76
$4.76
$4.48
$35.07

% of Members Rating Outperform
78%
74%
85%
82%

% of All-Star Members Rating Outperform
67%
71%
87%
77%

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Source: Motley Fool CAPS. Dates
given are the posting dates of Big Lots, Inc.'s most recent
quarterly and/or annual reports to the SEC's website.
Percentages are calculated from the number of members
rating each company.

A change in the community's approval (signified by four-
and

five-star ratings) or disapproval (one- and two-star
ratings) could indicate that further research is in order. To
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