Dollar General Corporation (DG) Analysts See $1.40 EPS

May 17, 2018 - By Paula Hilliard

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.26, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 34 investors sold Dollar General Corporation 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.
The Alabama-based Oakworth Cap has invested 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Tci Wealth Advisors Incorporated has 0.06% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 1,509 shares. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd reported 252,215 shares. Stephens Incorporated Ar has invested 0.1% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). First Mercantile Trust Company holds 0.3% or 16,466 shares. Raymond James Na accumulated 2,427 shares. Stelliam Mgmt L P accumulated 330,000 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt holds 56,914 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Moreover, Provident Mngmt Incorporated has 4.04% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 272,268 shares. Cambridge Inv Research Advsr, Iowa-based fund reported 13,868 shares. Atlanta Cap Mgmt L L C invested in 0.56% or 1.14M shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.08% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership, California-based fund reported 24,493 shares. Lpl Ltd Liability Co holds 0.01% or 49,919 shares in its portfolio. Moneta Gp Inv Advsr invested in 0% or 4 shares.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $4.42 million activity. $683,092 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) was sold by Kindy Michael J on Thursday, December 14. On Tuesday, December 12 Ravener Robert D sold $1.06M worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 11,368 shares. 2,711 shares valued at $251,895 were sold by TAYLOR RHONDA on Tuesday, December 12.

Analysts expect Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report $1.40 EPS on June, 7.They anticipate $0.37 EPS change or 35.92 % from last quarter’s $1.03 EPS. DG’s profit would be $375.96 million giving it 17.26 P/E if the $1.40 EPS is correct. After having $1.48 EPS previously, Dollar General Corporation’s analysts see -5.41 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $96.67. About 2.56M shares traded or 8.69% up from the average. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has risen 34.01% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.46% the S&P500.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering Dollar General (NYSE:DG), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Dollar General had 23 analyst reports since November 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 16 by Jefferies. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of DG in report on Friday, December 8 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, January 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) rating on Monday, February 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $110.0 target. Wells Fargo upgraded Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Tuesday, January 23 to “Outperform” rating. Oppenheimer initiated the shares of DG in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. J.P. Morgan upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $11600 target in Tuesday, April 17 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Wednesday, April 25 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, February 27 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 7 by RBC Capital Markets.

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 $25.96 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 currently has negative earnings. 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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