AT Bancorp lowered its stake in shares of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) by 84.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,679 shares of the company’s stock after selling 24,796 shares during the period. AT Bancorp’s holdings in Dollar General Corporation were worth $337,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Alpha Windward LLC raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 2.4% in the first quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 1,844 shares of the company’s stock worth $129,000 after buying an additional 44 shares in the last quarter. Huntington National Bank raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 4.0% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,965 shares of the company’s stock worth $142,000 after buying an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 7,109.3% in the second quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 10,814 shares of the company’s stock worth $150,000 after buying an additional 10,664 shares in the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 8.6% in the first quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,273 shares of the company’s stock worth $230,000 after buying an additional 258 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wrapmanager Inc. raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 15.1% in the first quarter. Wrapmanager Inc. now owns 3,566 shares of the company’s stock worth $249,000 after buying an additional 469 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.66% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Dollar General Corporation (DG) opened at 76.69 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $71.92 and a 200-day moving average of $72.49. Dollar General Corporation has a 52 week low of $65.97 and a 52 week high of $94.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.34 and a beta of 0.93.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 1st. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.03. Dollar General Corporation had a return on equity of 23.07% and a net margin of 5.53%. The business had revenue of $5.61 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.59 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.03 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Dollar General Corporation will post $4.50 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 11th were paid a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, July 7th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.36%. Dollar General Corporation’s payout ratio is 23.48%.

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DG has been the subject of a number of research reports. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $79.00 target price (up previously from $78.00) on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Saturday, June 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 target price on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their target price on shares of Dollar General Corporation from $81.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dollar General Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $88.00 target price on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Dollar General Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $80.89.

About Dollar General Corporation

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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