Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) shares traded down 1.2% on Monday . The company traded as low as $91.80 and last traded at $91.82, with a volume of 994,785 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $92.91.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG cut shares of Dollar General Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $95.00 to $99.00 in a report on Monday, August 1st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dollar General Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Jefferies Group cut shares of Dollar General Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $101.00 to $96.00 in a report on Monday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of Dollar General Corp. from $95.00 to $102.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, July 18th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a report on Friday, June 10th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seventeen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Dollar General Corp. presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $95.57.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $93.56 and its 200 day moving average is $85.29. The stock has a market cap of $25.72 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.86.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) last released its quarterly earnings results 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. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.84 EPS. The company had revenue of $5.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.28 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Dollar General Corp. will post $4.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CAO Anita C. Elliott sold 2,947 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 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 link.

Several hedge funds recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC increased 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 during the last quarter. American International Group Inc. boosted 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 valued at $7,828,000 after buying an additional 1,477 shares during the period. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP boosted 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 valued at $31,854,000 after buying an additional 35,442 shares during the period. Nicholas Co. Inc. WI purchased a new position in shares of Dollar General Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $21,790,000. Finally, KBC Group NV boosted 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 valued at $7,016,000 after buying an additional 4,731 shares during the period.

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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