Dollar General's comp sales, profit beat on hurricane-fueled demand

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Athena Capital Advisors Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 63,211 shares. The institutional investor owned 30,776 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 971 shares during the period. The stock had a trading volume of 3,743,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,845,262. Recently Dollar General Corporation has seen performance for this week at 2.45%. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 22,598 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,740,046.

"Almost 75 percent of the population now live within five miles of a Dollar General store", Saunders told Bloomberg. 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. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,827 shares of the company's stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 1,817 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) has 0.06% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 848 shares. GIC Private Ltd is the second biggest holder with 24 million shares now valued at 1.78 B million whilst Vanguard Group Inc has 18 million shares valued at 1.27 B million. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.90% of the company's stock. Moffett Nathanson began coverage on Dollar General in a report on Monday. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, August 26 with "Hold". Polen Capital Management LLC raised its position in Dollar General Corp.by 120.1% in the fourth quarter. Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. BMO Capital Markets reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Dollar General in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. UBS restated a "buy" rating and issued a $99.00 price target (up previously from $85.00) on shares of Dollar General in a research note on Monday.

Total shares held by institutions as of the most recent company filings are 152,330,449 with a reported 10,982,784 bought and 10,108,569 sold. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $82.93. RBC Capital Markets maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Friday, November 10 with "Buy" rating. (NYSE DG) traded up $0.48 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $90.85.

The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $24,694.42, a P/E ratio of 20.04, a PEG ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.96.

Dollar General Corp. has a one year low of $66.50 and a one year high of $96.88. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since December 6, 2016 and is downtrending.

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The company said that it had $0.98 in earnings per share (EPS) on $5.9 billion in revenue, which compares with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $0.94 in EPS on revenue of $5.8 billion.

Gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, was 29.9% in the 2017 third quarter, an increase of eight basis points from the 2016 third quarter. Dollar General had a return on equity of 22.67% and a net margin of 5.38%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)'s EPS growth this year is 12.30% and the trailing 12-month EPS is $4.42.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 23rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 11th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.14%. Dollar General's dividend payout ratio is presently 23.48%.

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