Strong Dollar General Quarter Preps Retailer for High-Growth Year

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The fund owned 8,840 shares of the company's stock after selling 24,654 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp purchased a new position in shares of Dollar General in the second quarter worth $202,000. It increased, as 62 investors sold DG shares while 193 reduced holdings. It also reduced its holding in Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 227,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.68 million shares, and cut its stake in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI). First Financial In owns 1,510 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD grew its stake in Dollar General by 41.3% during the 3rd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 3,573,530 shares of the company's stock worth $257,611,000 after buying an additional 1,914,303 shares during the period. FMR LLC grew its stake in Dollar General by 29.4% during the 2nd quarter. L L C now owns 1,241,424 shares of the company's stock worth $89,495,000 after buying an additional 945,673 shares in the last quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 5,636,400 shares of the company's stock valued at $406,328,000 after purchasing an additional 98,000 shares in the last quarter.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on DG shares.

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Shares of Dollar General were last seen up about 2% at $92.71, with a consensus analyst price target of $86.29 and a 52-week range of $65.97 to $96.35. Moffett Nathanson began coverage on Dollar General in a report on Monday. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, August 31. Johnson Rice downgraded Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Friday, August 26 to "Accumulate" rating. Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. $84.43's average target is -9.45% below currents $93.24 stock price. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). (NYSE:DG) traded up $0.48 on Thursday, hitting $90.85. Over the last five trading sessions, the stock has moved 2.45%. The company has a quick ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

Dollar General has been primarily focused on shoppers seeking the absolute lowest prices, but is now trying to attract middle-income shoppers seeking convenience and brands. Scotia Cap Inc has invested 0.03% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG).

More notable recent Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Earnings Reaction History: Dollar General Corporation, 72.7% Follow-Through ..." on December 07, 2017, also Wsj.com with their article: "How Dollar General Became Rural America's Store of Choice" published on December 04, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: "Dollar General (DG) Earnings & Sales Beat Estimates in Q3" on December 07, 2017. Dollar General had a return on equity of 22.67% and a net margin of 5.38%. The firm's revenue was up 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. Dollar General's revenue was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter previous year.

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As with most large market cap stocks, it has a good dividend yield of 1.14%. Dollar General's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.48%.

In other news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 11,257 shares of Dollar General stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.00, for a total transaction of $866,789.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 22,598 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,740,046. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

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