$1.45 EPS Expected for Dollar General Corporation (DG)

February 20, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

 $1.45 EPS Expected for Dollar General Corporation (DG)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 58 investors sold Dollar General Corporation shares while 187 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 237.14 million shares or 1.40% less from 240.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 481,510 shares. Atria Investments Ltd Liability holds 0.1% or 23,108 shares. Gateway Advisers Ltd Liability Com holds 15,320 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 634,057 shares. Numeric Investors Ltd Liability has invested 0.02% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Barclays Public Limited Company reported 430,398 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Vanguard Gp stated it has 0.07% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Financial Bank Of America Corp De owns 1.15M shares. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership holds 0.03% or 4,292 shares in its portfolio. Croft has invested 0.95% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Alps Advisors Incorporated reported 9,234 shares. Axa owns 0.04% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 109,700 shares. Pittenger And Anderson Inc invested in 2,150 shares. Samlyn Capital Limited Liability holds 0.16% or 75,910 shares.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $3.04 million activity. On Tuesday, December 12 the insider TAYLOR RHONDA sold $251,895. On Tuesday, December 12 the insider Ravener Robert D sold $1.06M. Kindy Michael J also sold $683,092 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Thursday, December 14.

Analysts expect Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report $1.45 EPS on March, 15.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 2.68 % from last quarter’s $1.49 EPS. DG’s profit would be $393.77M giving it 16.85 P/E if the $1.45 EPS is correct. After having $0.98 EPS previously, Dollar General Corporation’s analysts see 47.96 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $97.73. About 1.79 million shares traded. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Ratings Coverage

Among 30 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Dollar General Corp. had 102 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Telsey Advisory Group to “Outperform” on Thursday, January 25. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Friday, August 26. On Friday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Monday, March 28 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, September 8. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 29 by Piper Jaffray. Macquarie Research maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $92 target in Friday, August 26 report. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, August 20 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Buckingham Research. On Friday, March 11 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”.

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 $26.54 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 21.66 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.

More notable recent Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) news were published by: Fortune.com which released: “Dollar Store Stocks Drop After President Trump’s Budget Proposes Slashing Food …” on February 12, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Did Dollar General Corp. Shares Gain 11% in January?” published on February 12, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Dollar General: The Allure Remains” on January 30, 2018. More interesting news about Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Dollar General Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors” published on February 13, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Dollar General Announces Call for New Vendors” with publication date: January 29, 2018.

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