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Trade it: Buy these retailers as gas prices fall

The Dollar Tree store in Chantilly, Virginia.
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The Dollar Tree store in Chantilly, Virginia.

Gasoline prices are plunging and are already down over 10 percent for the year after ballooning inventories and the prospect of more production out of Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Investors may wonder which companies benefit the most from falling prices at the pump.

Using Kensho, a quantitative tool used by hedge funds, CNBC Pro found the top-performing consumer and retailer names when gas prices fell by at least 10 percent over a month — such a move occurred in 28 instances in the last decade.