Dollar General Corporation (DG) Analysts See $1.26 EPS

November 8, 2018 - By Paula Hilliard

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.19, from 1.07 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 48 investors sold Dollar General Corporation shares while 185 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 205 raised stakes. 238.45 million shares or 2.45% more from 232.75 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
The Georgia-based Signaturefd Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Jefferies Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Company invested in 27,152 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Duncker Streett Co Inc has invested 0.11% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance reported 6,680 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 32,762 shares. Axa stated it has 115,427 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Putnam Investments Limited Liability Com stated it has 117,873 shares. Weatherly Asset Mgmt L P holds 2,532 shares. Raymond James & Assoc holds 131,744 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 1832 Asset Management Limited Partnership reported 32,851 shares. Invesco Limited invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Keybank Association Oh owns 19,574 shares. Raymond James Services Advisors Incorporated holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 96,624 shares. 7,853 were accumulated by Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. Tocqueville Asset L P holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 42,355 shares.

Since June 1, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 2 sales for $3.30 million activity. Ravener Robert D also sold $2.50 million worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Friday, September 7.

Analysts expect Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report $1.26 EPS on December, 6.They anticipate $0.28 EPS change or 28.57 % from last quarter’s $0.98 EPS. DG’s profit would be $334.57M giving it 23.32 P/E if the $1.26 EPS is correct. After having $1.52 EPS previously, Dollar General Corporation’s analysts see -17.11 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.37% or $1.59 during the last trading session, reaching $117.53. About 2.24M shares traded. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has risen 43.84% since November 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.22% the S&P500.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Dollar General (NYSE:DG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Dollar General had 15 analyst reports since May 25, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Friday, June 1 with “Equal-Weight” rating. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 15 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) rating on Friday, June 1. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $116 target. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 4 by Gordon Haskett. The company was maintained on Friday, June 1 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, May 25. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, August 29 by Wells Fargo. Loop Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, May 30 report. Buckingham Research maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Monday, August 27 with “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, August 31 by Deutsche Bank.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company has market cap of $31.21 billion. The firm offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It has a 18.27 P/E ratio. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods.

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