$1.49 EPS Expected for Dollar General Corporation (DG)

August 13, 2018 - By Richard Slagle

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.10, from 1.17 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 55 investors sold Dollar General Corporation shares while 199 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 192 raised stakes. 232.75 million shares or 0.32% less from 233.50 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Prelude Cap Ltd accumulated 9,487 shares or 0.06% of the stock. M&R Cap Mngmt has invested 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). 179 are held by Oakworth Cap. Eaton Vance Mngmt holds 0.01% or 26,659 shares. First Pacific Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Timucuan Asset Incorporated Fl invested in 1.21 million shares. Pinnacle Financial Partners invested in 29,781 shares or 0.28% of the stock. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Limited Liability Company reported 517,694 shares or 1.61% of all its holdings. Asset Incorporated owns 17,478 shares. Sg Americas Limited Liability Company reported 50,583 shares. 321,422 are held by Guardian Company. First Tru L P holds 0.03% or 157,632 shares in its portfolio. 2,971 were reported by Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited. Aurora Invest Counsel invested in 32,109 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 6,776 shares.

Since March 26, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 5 sales for $3.04 million activity. Another trade for 2,275 shares valued at $200,334 was bought by McGuire Timothy I. Ravener Robert D sold $1.00M worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Friday, June 22. Kindy Michael J also sold $764,931 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Monday, March 26.

Analysts expect Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report $1.49 EPS on August, 30.They anticipate $0.39 EPS change or 35.45 % from last quarter’s $1.1 EPS. DG’s profit would be $398.66 million giving it 17.17 P/E if the $1.49 EPS is correct. After having $1.36 EPS previously, Dollar General Corporation’s analysts see 9.56 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.63% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $102.33. About 968,427 shares traded. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has risen 33.32% since August 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.75% the S&P500.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Dollar General (NYSE:DG), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Dollar General had 18 analyst reports since February 16, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan on Tuesday, April 17 to “Buy”. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 4 by Gordon Haskett. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, May 25. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research given on Friday, June 1. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, June 1. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, February 16 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, February 27 by Wells Fargo. On Friday, March 16 the stock rating was maintained by Loop Capital with “Hold”. On Thursday, March 15 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, April 25 by Morgan Stanley.

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 $27.38 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 17.13 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 news for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “Dollar Tree’s Bargain Price Offers 15% Upside” on July 24, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Reiterating $110 Price Target On Dollar General” and published on August 09, 2018 is yet another important article.

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