Comerica Bank Boosts Holdings in Dollar General Corp. (DG)

Hurricanes led to increased customer traffic at Dollar General stores

Hurricanes led to increased customer traffic at Dollar General stores

Shares of Dollar General Corp. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 453,353 shares of the company's stock worth $32,682,000 after buying an additional 97,120 shares during the last quarter. It is positive, as 62 investors sold Dollar General Corporation shares while 193 reduced holdings. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC's holdings in Dollar General Corp. were worth $2,146,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Nomura Asset Management Co. Welch Group LLC now owns 2,267 shares of the company's stock valued at $163,000 after acquiring an additional 483 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Jackson Square Partners LLC purchased a new position in Dollar General Corp. during the third quarter valued at approximately $229,515,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.90% of the company's stock.

Shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) traded up $0.48 on Thursday, hitting $90.85.

The stock's 50-day average volume has been 2,318,666 shares, with an average of 100% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) presently has a current ratio of 1.42. This public company's current market capitalization stands at $24.99 billion. Dollar General Corp. has a twelve month low of $65.97 and a twelve month high of $92.11. Carroll reported 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). The company reported $0.93 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.94 by ($0.01).

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Total sales increased 11% to $5.9 billion thanks to the combination of same store sales growth and a huge increase in new stores and remodeled stores. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.89 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Dollar General will post 4.5 EPS for the current year. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 25th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be given a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.14%. "The move has also helped Dollar General increase average transaction values". KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of DG in report on Thursday, August 31 with "Hold" rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, August 22 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, September 13 with "Buy". The Price Index 12m for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) is 1.21271.

For the 2017 39-week period, Dollar General reported net income of $827 million, or $3.02 per diluted share, versus net income of $837 million, or $2.95 per diluted share, for the year-ago period. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock.

Company shares don't seem to be happy, as the shares is now trending down to its 52 week low on Thursday As prices near 52w there is enough gap in the intrinsic value and present patterns, so focus should be on the core drivers, not price. The score helps determine if a company's stock is valuable or not. Nomura Holding reported 19,941 shares. If you are accessing this piece of content on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark law. Dollar General attributed the decrease to higher markdowns, mainly for promotional activities; a greater proportion of sales of consumables, which generally have a lower gross profit rate than other product categories; and sales of lower-margin products comprising a higher proportion of consumables sales.

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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