Traders sold shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $18.07 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $39.71 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $21.64 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Dollar General Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Dollar General Corp. traded up $0.19 for the day and closed at $92.91

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on DG. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price target on Dollar General Corp. from $91.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, May 27th. Credit Suisse Group AG increased their price objective on Dollar General Corp. from $90.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, May 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Dollar General Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, MKM Partners increased their price objective on Dollar General Corp. from $91.00 to $97.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 26th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $95.57.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $93.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $85.19. The stock has a market capitalization of $25.75 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.89.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 26th. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.84 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Dollar General Corp. will post $4.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

Several hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the company. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC raised its stake in Dollar General Corp. by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC now owns 49,127 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,531,000 after buying an additional 337 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 108,913 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,828,000 after buying an additional 1,477 shares during the last quarter. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 8.7% in the fourth quarter. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP now owns 443,210 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,854,000 after buying an additional 35,442 shares during the last quarter. Nicholas Co. Inc. WI purchased a new position in shares of Dollar General Corp. during the fourth quarter worth approximately $21,790,000. Finally, KBC Group NV increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 5.1% in the fourth quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 97,624 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,016,000 after buying an additional 4,731 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.

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