2017 Q4 Sentiment Dollar General Corp (NYSE:DG)

April 26, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Sentiment for Dollar General Corp (NYSE:DG)

Dollar General Corp (NYSE:DG) institutional sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.26, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 273 investment managers increased and started new stock positions, while 234 cut down and sold their holdings in Dollar General Corp. The investment managers in our partner’s database now hold: 233.50 million shares, down from 237.14 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Dollar General Corp in their top 10 stock positions increased from 12 to 17 for an increase of 5. Sold All: 34 Reduced: 200 Increased: 164 New Position: 109.

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 $. 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 currently has negative earnings. 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.

The stock increased 1.15% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $98.37. About 584,813 shares traded or Infinity% up from the average. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has risen 34.01% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.46% the S&P500.

Analysts await Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report earnings on June, 7. They expect $1.39 EPS, up 34.95 % or $0.36 from last year’s $1.03 per share. After $1.48 actual EPS reported by Dollar General Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.08 % negative EPS growth.

Timucuan Asset Management Inc Fl holds 8.9% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation for 1.21 million shares. 12Th Street Asset Management Company Llc owns 355,352 shares or 8.29% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Tyvor Capital Llc has 7.8% invested in the company for 267,194 shares. The Guernsey-based Longview Partners (Guernsey) Ltd has invested 5.56% in the stock. Coho Partners Ltd., a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2.17 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $4.42 million activity.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 71% of Dollar General’s analysts are positive. Out of 17 Wall Street analysts rating Dollar General, 12 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $72 while the high is $122. The stock’s average target of $103 is 4.71% above today’s ($98.37) share price. DG was included in 27 notes of analysts from November 3, 2017. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, March 16 by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 7 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, February 12. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, December 7. The company was downgraded on Monday, April 16 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, February 27 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, April 25 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 15 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 10. Goldman Sachs reinitiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 14 report.

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