Dollar General third-quarter comparable sales beat on hurricane-fueled demand

The discount chain announced Thursday that it plans to open 900 new stores in 2018 for the second year in a row. Dollar General did not say how many new jobs the openings could create

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Among institutions that increased their positions, 62 were new positions. Sun Life Financial INC raised its position in shares of Dollar General by 18,170.0% during the second quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD raised its stake in Dollar General by 41.3% during the 3rd quarter. Usca Ria Llc reported 51,203 shares. Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage on Dollar General a report on Monday, February 6th. Amica Mutual Insur Company reported 56,120 shares or 0.37% of all its holdings. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Jul. 2017, Dollar General Corporation (DG) delivered a 0.47% surprise with its net revenue. Fenimore Asset Management owns 300,264 shares.

Several other research firms have also weighed in on DG. While for the month it has been 12.61%.

While taking a look at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators about Dollar General Corporation (DG) . Finally, Buckingham Research lowered Dollar General Corp. from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and decreased their target price for the company from $83.00 to $75.00 in a report on Friday, March 10th. Jane Street Grp Limited Co reported 87,948 shares.

Excluding items, the company earned 98 cents per share, beating the average analysts' estimate of 94 cents. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $82.93.

In other news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 11,257 shares of Dollar General stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,598 shares in the company, valued at $1,740,046. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Dollar General Corp. The Illinois-based North Star Mngmt has invested 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). The stock had a trading volume of 3,743,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,845,262. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.54 while Long term debt to equity ratio for same time period is 0.47.

Shares of Dollar General have climbed 25% this year. The firm has a market capitalization of $24,694.42, a P/E ratio of 20.04, a PEG ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.96. (DG) narrowed its fiscal 2017 GAAP earnings per share guidance to a range of $4.37 to $4.47, compared to its prior guidance range of $4.35 to $4.50. Sales reached $5.83 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $5.8 billion. Dollar General had a net margin of 5.38% and a return on equity of 22.67%. Operating profit was $417.4 million versus $393 million in the quarter a year before.

Currently Dollar General Corporation, has an EPS of 4.42, which has grown by 12.30% this year. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share.

The stock gained as much as 6.3% to $96.60 on Thursday, marking the biggest intraday increase since June 1. Green Square Ltd Company has invested 0.34% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG).

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According to Dollar General, comps lifts were spurred by positive results in the consumables, seasonal and apparel categories, partly offset by negative results in the home product category. 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 sweets, 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.

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