Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

$0.93 EPS Expected for Dollar General (DG); Whitehorse Finance Has 2.67 Sentiment

$0.93 EPS Expected for Dollar General (DG); Whitehorse Finance Has 2.67 Sentiment

The institutional investor owned 30,776 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 971 shares during the period. What do you think is the future for Dollar General Corporation? The stock increased 2.77% or $2.52 during the last trading session, reaching $93.37.

Scharf Investments Llc, which manages about $2.69 billion and $4.26 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 619,765 shares to 1.06M shares, valued at $151.97M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Moreover, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. has 1.16% invested in the company for 484,834 shares. Fenimore Asset Management owns 300,264 shares. Nomura Asset Management Co. L L C now owns 1,241,424 shares of the company's stock worth $89,495,000 after acquiring an additional 945,673 shares during the last quarter.

In terms of value, Dollar General Corporation has a P/E value of 20.54, combined with a forward P/E of 18.26. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 7,888,589 shares of the company's stock valued at $642,060,000 after acquiring an additional 178,400 shares during the period. 430,436 are owned by Pggm Invests. Moffett Nathanson initiated coverage on shares of Dollar General in a research note on Monday. Today it is now trading at $90.85 (0.53%), with an average volume 2495.55, its volume today is 3,743,027. 3,729,595 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,845,205.

The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $24,694.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.96. More interesting news about Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) were released by: and their article: "Dollar General Addresses A Pain Point In Rural America" published on December 06, 2017 as well as's news article titled: "Earnings Reaction History: Dollar General Corporation, 72.7% Follow-Through ..." with publication date: December 07, 2017. MKM Partners increased their target price on Dollar General to $96.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. The company reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.94 by ($0.01).

Dollar General Corp. had a net margin of 5.70% and a return on equity of 22.79%.

After a slow start to the year, Dollar General bounced back in the third quarter thanks to stronger sales that pushed revenue and earnings ahead of projections.

They expect $0.94 EPS, up 5.32% or $0.05 from last year's $0.89 per share. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.42%. Dollar General's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.48%. The stock has "Buy" rating by UBS on Friday, May 27. Sei Invs holds 248,950 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Dollar General Corp. had 92 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Three months ago, analysts assigned DG a 3.63 rating, which implies that analysts have become more optimistic about the outlook for the stock over the next year.

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. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated a "hold" rating and set a $79.00 price target on shares of Dollar General in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Total shares outstanding is 275.12, with shares float coming to 272.95. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,598 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,740,046. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders own 0.22% of the company's stock. "We anticipate that 75% of the USA population will be within five miles of a Dollar General by the end of fiscal 2017".

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