November 20, 2018

How Dollar General Earnings Are Pushing the Stock to New Highs

08 December 2017, 02:21 | Joann Bryant

The Dollar General Corp. (DG) Shares Bought by Mutual of America Capital Management LLC


The retailer said Hurricanes Harvey and Irma contributed 30-35 basis points to comparable sales growth, while hurting profit by 5 cents per share in the reported quarter.

It has been a long while for Dollar General Corporation, since its IPO date on 11/13/2009. The fund owned 74,255 shares of the company's stock after purchasing an additional 2,349 shares during the period. 3,743,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,845,262.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 7th. L L C now owns 1,241,424 shares of the company's stock worth $89,495,000 after acquiring an additional 945,673 shares during the last quarter. About 10,152 shares traded or 27.54% up from the average. WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (WHF) has risen 42.42% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Tdam Usa Inc holds 0.37% or 100,697 shares in its portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,968,047 shares of the company's stock worth $141,877,000 after buying an additional 1,543,619 shares during the period. Scharf Investments Llc bought 741,049 shares as the company's stock declined 7.36% while stock markets rallied. The Illinois-based Rivernorth Capital Management Llc has invested 0.94% in the stock. Buckhead Capital Management Llc, a Georgia-based fund reported 17,025 shares.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "WINTON GROUP Ltd Lowers Holdings in Dollar General Corp". A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. Therefore 48% are positive. Semper Augustus Invests Grp Limited Liability Company has invested 3.24% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG).

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. On Sunday, August 20 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". The stock has "Outperform" rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, April 4. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, September 13 with "Buy". Finally, Deutsche Bank upgraded Dollar General from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and increased their target price for the stock from $79.00 to $93.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, June 3 by Citigroup. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $82.93. The company was maintained on Friday, March 11 by Jefferies. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of Dollar General in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Tarbox Family Office Incorporated reported 54 shares. Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) was raised too. Dollar General Corp.'s payout ratio is 23.53%. DG's profit would be $254.13 million giving it 24.29 P/E if the $0.93 EPS is correct. State Street Corp raised its position in Dollar General 1.6% in the fourth quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 62 investors sold DG shares while 193 reduced holdings. 240.50 million shares or 4.61% more from 229.90 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ngam Advsr Ltd Partnership has 0.3% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 381,085 shares.

Analysts expect Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report $0.93 EPS on December, 7 before the open.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 4.49% from last quarter's $0.89 EPS. Dollar General will also remodel 1,000 older stores, modernizing and adding refrigerated coolers to sell more fresh food and more space for health and beauty products. Pine River Capital Lp invested 0.36% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Panagora Asset Mngmt holds 10,007 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Brown Advisory Ltd Co accumulated 2,884 shares. Ls Inv Advisors Limited Liability holds 0.04% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 8,054 shares.

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