Investors bought shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $56.93 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $24.46 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $32.47 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Dollar General Corp. had the 12th highest net in-flow for the day. Dollar General Corp. traded down ($0.90) for the day and closed at $93.16

DG has been the subject of a number of research reports. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of Dollar General Corp. from $95.00 to $102.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, July 18th. Macquarie upped their price objective on shares of Dollar General Corp. from $82.00 to $98.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price target (up previously from $91.00) on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research report on Sunday, May 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dollar General Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price target on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research report on Monday, May 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Dollar General Corp. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $95.81.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $93.20 and its 200 day moving average price is $83.91. The company has a market cap of $26.44 billion and a PE ratio of 22.48.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 26th. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $5.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.28 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.84 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Dollar General Corp. will post $4.64 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CAO Anita C. Elliott sold 2,947 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.11, for a total transaction of $268,501.17. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 15,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,418,764.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 28,053 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,016,000 after buying an additional 462 shares in the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 28,879 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,076,000 after buying an additional 537 shares in the last quarter. Andra AP fonden increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 134,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,674,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 30,090 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,163,000 after buying an additional 967 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Chesapeake Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Chesapeake Asset Management LLC now owns 64,311 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,622,000 after buying an additional 1,020 shares in 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.

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