Dollar General Corp’s (NYSE:DG) Sentiment is 0.7

August 24, 2017 - By Michael Collier

 Dollar General Corp's (NYSE:DG) Sentiment is 0.7

Sentiment for Dollar General Corp (NYSE:DG)

Dollar General Corp (NYSE:DG) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.7 in Q4 2016. Its down -0.15, from 0.85 in 2016Q3. The ratio fall, as 238 hedge funds opened new and increased stock positions, while 338 sold and decreased their holdings in Dollar General Corp. The hedge funds in our partner’s database reported: 226.65 million shares, up from 223.34 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Dollar General Corp in their top 10 stock positions increased from 11 to 12 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 89 Reduced: 249 Increased: 154 New Position: 84.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer. The company has market cap of $21.39 billion. The Firm offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel. It has a 17.61 P/E ratio. The Company’s consumables category includes paper and cleaning products ; packaged food (such as cereals, spices, sugar and flour); perishables (such as milk, beer and wine); snacks (such as candy, cookies, and carbonated beverages); health and beauty (such as over-the-counter medicines and personal care products); pet (pet supplies and pet food), and tobacco products.

About 1.50 million shares traded. Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since August 24, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500.

Timucuan Asset Management Inc Fl holds 9.71% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corp. for 1.48 million shares. Incline Global Management Llc owns 664,565 shares or 6.88% of their US portfolio. Moreover, 12Th Street Asset Management Company Llc has 6.84% invested in the company for 270,228 shares. The North Carolina-based Banbury Partners Llc has invested 6.33% in the stock. Cypress Funds Llc, a California-based fund reported 470,000 shares.#img1#

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 44% of Dollar General Corp.’s analysts are positive. Out of 27 Wall Street analysts rating Dollar General Corp., 12 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 13 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $6200 while the high is $107. The stock’s average target of $84.82 is 8.76% above today’s ($77.99) share price. DG was included in 74 notes of analysts from August 13, 2015. The firm earned “” rating on Friday, November 20 by BB&T Capital. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, March 11 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) earned “Buy” rating by M Partners on Friday, December 4. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 22 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 7 by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, October 13, the company rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of DG in report on Friday, December 2 with “Market Perform” rating. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, June 3 report. The stock of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, August 15.

More notable recent Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “TDAM USA Inc. Buys Morgan Stanley, MetLife Inc, Dollar General Corp, Sells …” on August 01, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “DOLLAR GENERAL INVESTIGATION INITIATED by Former Louisiana Attorney General …” published on August 19, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Dollar General Remains A Low Cost Operater” on August 22, 2017. More interesting news about Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Dollar General Corporation: Competing Successfully Against Wal-Mart… For Now” published on August 18, 2017 as well as Newsday.com‘s news article titled: “Long Island Iced Tea distribution test with Dollar General” with publication date: August 15, 2017.

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