Dollar General Delivers In Q3, Plans 900 New Stores

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Venturi Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Dollar General Corp. It is positive, as 62 investors sold DG shares while 193 reduced holdings. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 17.

WINTON GROUP Ltd decreased its position in Dollar General Corp. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in Dollar General by 115.4% during the 2nd quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 11,321,660 shares of the company's stock valued at $917,621,000 after purchasing an additional 3,310,168 shares in the last quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C boosted its stake in Dollar General by 319.8% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,915,175 shares of the company's stock worth $426,424,000 after buying an additional 1,345,562 shares during the period. Finally, Emerald Advisers Inc. PA acquired a new stake in Dollar General in the 3rd quarter worth about $344,000. Great West Life Assurance Communication Can reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). The shares were sold at an average price of $77.00, for a total value of $866,789.00. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 7,888,589 shares of the company's stock valued at $642,060,000 after purchasing an additional 178,400 shares in the last quarter. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Lsv Asset Management accumulated 112,000 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Shares of Dollar General Corp. Sii Investments Wi has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). 3,743,000 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,845,262. The company has a current ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 0.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The firm has a market cap of $24,694.42, a PE ratio of 20.04, a PEG ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.96. "We remain excited about the future for Dollar General".

More notable recent Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Dollar General (DG) Earnings & Sales Beat Estimates in Q3" on December 07, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: "Earnings Reaction History: Dollar General Corporation, 72.7% Follow-Through ..." published on December 07, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: "Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Rise; Dollar General Beats Q3 Expectations" on December 07, 2017.

Investors has seen a return of equity of 22.30%.

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Net sales rose 11 percent to $5.90 billion, beating estimates of $5.80 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.89 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Dollar General Corp. will post 4.5 EPS for the current year. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share.

As with most large market cap stocks, it has a good dividend yield of 1.14%.

Dollar General has a dividend payout ratio of 23.1% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company.

Shares of Dollar General were last seen up about 2% at $92.71, with a consensus analyst price target of $86.29 and a 52-week range of $65.97 to $96.35.

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Dollar General has been upgrading its stores and adding hundreds of new locations - part of a bid to go after a broader swath of shoppers, including a more upscale consumer who might not typically visit a dollar store. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a "neutral" rating and set a $89.00 price target on shares of Dollar General in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th.

And with the help of this strong quarterly report, it looks as if Dollar General will be well-prepared to take on the 2,000-project challenge. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $82.93.

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At a time of broader retrenchment in the retail industry, Dollar General is on a store-opening binge.

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