$0.93 EPS Expected for Dollar General Corp. (DG)

November 15, 2017 - By Louis Casey

 $0.93 EPS Expected for Dollar General Corp. (DG)
Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 62 investors sold Dollar General Corp. shares while 193 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 178 raised stakes. 240.50 million shares or 4.61% more from 229.90 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Advisor Prtnrs Limited Liability holds 4,872 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Alpine Woods Cap Invsts Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.35% in Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG). Asset Mngmt One Co Ltd holds 0.08% in Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) or 433,655 shares. Madison Investment accumulated 960,241 shares or 1.28% of the stock. Sii Wi reported 6,051 shares. Tru Invest holds 14,875 shares or 1.15% of its portfolio. 1832 Asset Mngmt L P invested in 0.44% or 1.36M shares. Moreover, California State Teachers Retirement System has 0.08% invested in Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) for 519,458 shares. Stephens Ar holds 0.05% or 18,735 shares in its portfolio. 3,163 were reported by Mai Cap Mngmt. Catalyst Capital Advsr Ltd has 0.17% invested in Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG). 1.88M were reported by Principal Financial Grp Incorporated. Amer Natl Registered Investment Advisor has 0.21% invested in Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG). Neuberger Berman Gp Limited Co owns 0% invested in Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) for 3,724 shares. Scholtz And Comm Ltd Liability Com reported 1.88% in Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG).

Investors wait Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) to report on December, 7 before the open. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.93 EPS, up $0.04 or 4.49 % from last year’s $0.89 same quarter earnings. This translates into $254.14M profit for DG giving the stock a 22.38 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.93 EPS is accurate. Dollar General Corp.’s Wall Street analysts see -15.45 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $1.10 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $83.25. About 2.76M shares traded or 37.31% up from the average. Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) Ratings Coverage

Among 28 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Dollar General Corp. had 86 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Buckingham Research downgraded Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) on Friday, March 10 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 27 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) earned “Buy” rating by M Partners on Friday, May 27. The stock of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by BMO Capital Markets. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of DG in report on Friday, December 2 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Gordon Haskett on Thursday, June 1 to “Accumulate”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Peer Perform” rating on Tuesday, November 10 by Wolfe Research. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded it to “Market Perform” rating and $84 target in Friday, August 26 report.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer. The company has market cap of $22.75 billion. The Firm offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel. It has a 18.82 P/E ratio. The Company’s consumables category includes paper and cleaning products ; packaged food (such as cereals, spices, sugar and flour); perishables (such as milk, beer and wine); snacks (such as candy, cookies, and carbonated beverages); health and beauty (such as over-the-counter medicines and personal care products); pet (pet supplies and pet food), and tobacco products.

More important recent Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Dollar General Names Rob Scruggs as Chief Digital and Customer Engagement Officer” on October 30, 2017, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “Dollar General Corporation Announces Webcast of its Third Quarter 2017 …”, Businesswire.com published: “Dollar General Honored by Coca-Cola Customer Veterans Day Award” on November 08, 2017. More interesting news about Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Dollar General Announces Holiday 2017 Initiatives” with publication date: November 06, 2017.

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