As Dollar General (DG) Stock Value Declined, Professional Advisory Services INC Trimmed Its Stake

April 17, 2018 - By Tina Thibodeau

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.26, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 34 investors sold DG shares while 200 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 164 raised stakes. 233.50 million shares or 1.53% less from 237.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset holds 19,670 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Barclays Plc stated it has 531,446 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc has invested 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Atria has 27,335 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. 154,274 are owned by Professional Advisory Incorporated. Dynamic Advisors Solutions Ltd Liability has invested 0.35% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Haverford Fincl Inc accumulated 3,400 shares. Bp Public Limited Liability Company owns 0.11% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 33,000 shares. Deutsche National Bank Ag holds 0.1% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 1.75 million shares. Pittenger Anderson Inc stated it has 2,150 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Co has 15,618 shares. Zwj Counsel holds 281,004 shares or 2.07% of its portfolio. Trexquant Invest Limited Partnership accumulated 39,317 shares. Rampart Invest Management Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.13% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Hbk LP owns 0.02% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 20,900 shares.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $3.12 million activity. On Tuesday, April 10 the insider ELLIOTT ANITA C sold $181,159. Another trade for 2,711 shares valued at $251,895 was made by TAYLOR RHONDA on Tuesday, December 12. Ravener Robert D also sold $1.06 million worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) shares.

Professional Advisory Services Inc decreased its stake in Dollar General (DG) by 35.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Professional Advisory Services Inc sold 85,527 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.52% with the market. The institutional investor held 154,274 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $14.35M, down from 239,801 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Professional Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in Dollar General for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.68B market cap company. The stock increased 2.36% or $2.29 during the last trading session, reaching $99.36. About 1.78M shares traded. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has risen 34.01% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.46% the S&P500.

Professional Advisory Services Inc, which manages about $474.18M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) by 252,153 shares to 257,953 shares, valued at $11.91 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Dollar General (NYSE:DG), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Dollar General had 23 analyst reports since November 3, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, February 12. On Thursday, November 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. Loop Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, March 16 report. As per Thursday, December 7, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 15 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, March 16 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, January 25 by Telsey Advisory Group. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of DG in report on Thursday, December 7 with “Buy” rating.

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