Investors bought shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $76.93 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $33.84 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $43.09 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Dollar General Corp. had the 4th highest net in-flow for the day. Dollar General Corp. traded down ($0.05) for the day and closed at $90.80

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Group cut shares of Dollar General Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $101.00 to $96.00 in a report on Monday, August 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 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. 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. Zacks Investment Research raised 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. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a report on Friday, June 10th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Dollar General Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $95.57.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $93.28 and its 200-day moving average price is $85.75. The company has a market cap of $25.77 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.91.

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 the consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.08. The company earned $5.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.28 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.84 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Dollar General Corp. will post $4.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Dollar General Corp. news, CAO Anita C. Elliott sold 2,947 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.11, for a total value of $268,501.17. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 15,572 shares in the company, valued at $1,418,764.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

A number of large investors have modified their holdings of the company. Nicholas Co. Inc. WI acquired a new stake in shares of Dollar General Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $21,790,000. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 46.4% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 687,519 shares of the company’s stock valued at $49,412,000 after buying an additional 217,847 shares during the period. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP boosted its stake 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. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 898,215 shares of the company’s stock valued at $64,556,000 after buying an additional 26,732 shares during the period. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 370.5% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 21,979 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,578,000 after buying an additional 17,308 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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