Dollar General 3rd-qtr comp sales beat on hurricane-fueled demand

08 December, 2017, 01:13 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,598 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,740,046. Cornerstone Mngmt Holding has invested 0.02% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG).

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on DG shares. 25,297 are owned by Advantus Capital Management Inc. Parsec Financial Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Dollar General by 11.9% during the 3rd quarter. Finally, Jackson Square Partners LLC purchased a new position in Dollar General Corp. during the third quarter valued at approximately $229,515,000. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in Dollar General by 27.3% in the 2nd quarter. It also reduced its holding in Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 227,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.68 million shares, and cut its stake in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI). Atlanta Capital Management Co.

WARNING: "Tredje AP fonden Has $1.79 Million Stake in Dollar General Corp". Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 3,573,530 shares of the company's stock worth $257,611,000 after buying an additional 1,914,303 shares during the period. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.00, for a total value of $866,789.00. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.90% of the company's stock. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Finally, KeyCorp restated a "hold" rating on shares of Dollar General in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Usca Ria Llc reported 51,203 shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dollar General Corp. from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $82.93. Moffett Nathanson initiated coverage on shares of Dollar General in a research note on Monday. (NYSE:DG) traded up $0.48 on Thursday, hitting $90.85. Tightening the gaze, stock performance for the last 5 trading days is 2.45%. The firm has a market cap of $24,694.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 1.42 and a quick ratio of 0.18.

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. The current diluted earnings per share guidance range now includes the estimated net negative impact on the third quarter diluted earnings per share results of $0.05 related to the hurricanes. Dollar General Corp. The business had revenue of $5.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.59 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 22.67% and a net margin of 5.38%.

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On the books, Dollar General's cash and cash equivalents totaled $226.2 million at the end of the quarter, up from $200.2 million at the end of the same period a year ago. Moreover, Epoch Investment Prtn has 0.46% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share on Tuesday, January 23rd. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.42%. More interesting news about Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: "Dollar General's surge gets the attention of The Wall Street Journal" published on December 05, 2017 as well as Wsj.com's news article titled: "How Dollar General Became Rural America's Store of Choice" with publication date: December 04, 2017. "Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.26 (DG)" was first published by TrueBlueTribune and is the property of of TrueBlueTribune. If you are accessing this piece of content on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US and global copyright and trademark law.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer.

According to Dollar General, comps lifts were spurred by positive results in the consumables, seasonal and apparel categories, partly offset by negative results in the home product category.

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