Dollar General Corporation (DG) Analysts See $1.45 EPS

February 15, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

 Dollar General Corporation (DG) Analysts See $1.45 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 58 investors sold Dollar General Corporation shares while 187 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 237.14 million shares or 1.40% less from 240.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Credit Agricole S A owns 140,492 shares. Highstreet Asset reported 0% stake. The Guernsey-based Bluecrest Cap Mngmt Limited has invested 0.17% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Thornburg Invest Management owns 0.08% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 135,370 shares. Carroll Finance Assocs Inc holds 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 411 shares. Argi Investment Limited Liability, a Kentucky-based fund reported 14,164 shares. Gateway Investment Advisers reported 15,320 shares. Pittenger And Anderson Incorporated holds 0.02% or 2,150 shares. Atlantic Trust Grp Inc Ltd Co accumulated 0.45% or 1.25 million shares. Guardian Life Insur Of America stated it has 0.01% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Foster And Motley reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Toronto Dominion National Bank reported 107,606 shares. Pennsylvania invested in 0.24% or 60,487 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky, a Kentucky-based fund reported 28,051 shares. Axa reported 109,700 shares.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $3.04 million activity. On Tuesday, September 12 Ravener Robert D sold $866,789 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 11,257 shares. ELLIOTT ANITA C also sold $186,747 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Monday, December 18. $683,092 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) was sold by Kindy Michael J on Thursday, December 14.

Analysts expect Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report $1.45 EPS on March, 15.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 2.68 % from last quarter’s $1.49 EPS. DG’s profit would be $393.76 million giving it 16.88 P/E if the $1.45 EPS is correct. After having $0.98 EPS previously, Dollar General Corporation’s analysts see 47.96 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.30% or $1.26 during the last trading session, reaching $97.93. About 1.18 million shares traded. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Ratings Coverage

Among 30 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Dollar General Corp. had 101 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, May 9, the company rating was initiated by Gordon Haskett. Piper Jaffray maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) rating on Thursday, December 7. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $105.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of DG in report on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $84 target in Friday, August 26 report. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 27 by UBS. Gordon Haskett upgraded the stock to “Accumulate” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. The rating was upgraded by BB&T Capital on Friday, November 20 to “”. Goldman Sachs reinitiated it with “Neutral” rating and $89 target in Tuesday, November 14 report. On Wednesday, December 7 the stock rating was initiated by Loop Capital with “Hold”.

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 $26.59 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 21.7 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 notable recent Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: “Dollar General to host inaugural summit seeking grocery, health & wellness …” on January 29, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Dollar General: The Allure Remains” published on January 30, 2018, Fortune.com published: “Dollar Store Stocks Drop After President Trump’s Budget Proposes Slashing Food …” on February 12, 2018. More interesting news about Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Telsey Upgrades Dollar General, Sees Accelerated EPS Growth” published on January 25, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Dollar General Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors” with publication date: February 13, 2018.

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