How Dollar General Earnings Are Pushing the Stock to New Highs

Dollar General adding 900 new stores in 2018

Moreover, Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) has 0.06% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 848 shares. About 6.47M shares traded or 159.14% up from the average. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,705,909 shares of the company's stock worth $122,980,000 after buying an additional 1,623,070 shares during the period. About 10,152 shares traded or 27.54% up from the average. WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (WHF) has risen 42.42% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. Marathon Equity Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 100,000 shares or 3.3% of its portfolio. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 453,353 shares of the company's stock worth $32,682,000 after acquiring an additional 97,120 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Ltd Liability Company reported 120,014 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. The Illinois-based Rivernorth Capital Management Llc has invested 0.94% in the stock. "(DG) Shares Bought by Jackson Square Partners LLC" was first reported by TrueBlueTribune and is the property of of TrueBlueTribune.

The biggest institutional shareholders in Dollar General Corporation include T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. which owns 29 million shares in the company valued at $2.11 B million. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. Therefore 48% are positive. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, July 5 report. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Dollar General Corporation (DG) is Outperform. On Sunday, August 20 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. State Street Corp now owns 12,561,359 shares of the company's stock valued at $930,748,000 after buying an additional 198,128 shares in the last quarter. Dollar General Corp. presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $82.68. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, September 23. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 16,820 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,598 shares in the company, valued at $1,740,046. Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) was raised too.

Analysts expect Dollar General Corporation (DG) to generate earnings per share of $4.50 in 2017. DG's profit would be $254.13 million giving it 24.29 P/E if the $0.93 EPS is correct.

While Barclays guessed that the particularly harsh storms and the store closures that they caused would hamper sales and margins, Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos painted a different picture during Thursday's earnings call.

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.95 in 2017Q1.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DG. 240.50 million shares or 4.61% more from 229.90 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Pine River Capital Lp invested 0.36% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Clarivest Asset Limited Liability Company stated it has 18 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Maryland-based Price T Rowe Assoc Md has invested 0.38% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG).

"We remain excited about the future for Dollar General". Bank of America upgraded Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) rating on Wednesday, May 4. Vigilant Cap Ltd Com invested 1.25% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Huntington Fincl Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 1,965 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt holds 10,007 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Polen Capital Management Limited Liability holds 3.01% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 4.78 million shares. Profund Advisors Lc invested in 9,203 shares. Johnson Rice downgraded Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Friday, August 26 to "Accumulate" rating.

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