Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) traded down 1.5% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $92.57 and last traded at $92.87, with a volume of 1,465,495 shares. The stock had previously closed at $94.24.

DG has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dollar General Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Telsey Advisory Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Sunday, May 29th. BTIG Research initiated coverage on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, June 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $105.00 price target for the company. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Sunday, May 29th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. upgraded shares of Dollar General Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $98.00 to $100.00 in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $95.29.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $91.63 and its 200-day moving average is $81.56. The company has a market cap of $26.33 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.39.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 26th. The company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.08. The company earned $5.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.28 billion. Dollar General Corp.’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.84 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Dollar General Corp. will post $4.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 15th were paid a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, June 13th.

In related news, CAO Anita C. Elliott sold 2,947 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.11, for a total value of $268,501.17. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 15,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,418,764.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Other institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Dollar General Corp. by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 20,122,432 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,446,199,000 after buying an additional 422,035 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Dollar General Corp. by 24.4% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,446,332 shares of the company’s stock valued at $247,688,000 after buying an additional 676,376 shares during the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management increased its position in Dollar General Corp. by 29.3% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 3,252,028 shares of the company’s stock valued at $233,723,000 after buying an additional 737,082 shares during the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its position in Dollar General Corp. by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 1,309,196 shares of the company’s stock valued at $94,094,000 after buying an additional 11,930 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Coho Partners Ltd. increased its position in Dollar General Corp. by 59.8% in the fourth quarter. Coho Partners Ltd. now owns 1,226,426 shares of the company’s stock valued at $88,143,000 after buying an additional 459,028 shares during the last quarter.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer. The Company offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel. The Company’s consumables category includes paper and cleaning products (such as paper towels, bath tissue, and other home cleaning supplies); packaged food (such as cereals, spices, sugar and flour); perishables (such as milk, beer and wine); snacks (such as candy, cookies, and carbonated beverages); health and beauty (such as over-the-counter medicines and personal care products); pet (pet supplies and pet food), and tobacco products.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.