Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV lessened its holdings in shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) by 4.5% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 36,513 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,704 shares during the quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV’s holdings in Dollar General were worth $3,946,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Dollar General by 1.5% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,497,708 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,131,098,000 after buying an additional 296,432 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Dollar General by 2.0% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 19,201,573 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,098,732,000 after buying an additional 370,008 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc increased its holdings in shares of Dollar General by 2.0% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 19,201,573 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,098,732,000 after buying an additional 370,008 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its holdings in shares of Dollar General by 10,128.2% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 9,752,166 shares of the company’s stock worth $90,000 after buying an additional 9,656,820 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Polen Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Dollar General by 0.5% during the 3rd quarter. Polen Capital Management LLC now owns 7,049,753 shares of the company’s stock worth $770,538,000 after buying an additional 37,568 shares during the last quarter. 99.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Dollar General stock opened at $119.00 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 0.22. The stock has a market cap of $31.28 billion, a PE ratio of 26.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 0.72. Dollar General Corp. has a 1-year low of $85.54 and a 1-year high of $120.33.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, December 4th. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.26. The company had revenue of $6.42 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.38 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 24.03% and a net margin of 7.24%. The company’s revenue was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.93 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Dollar General Corp. will post 6.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 22nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 8th were given a dividend of $0.29 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, January 7th. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.97%. Dollar General’s payout ratio is 25.84%.

In other news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 32,492 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $111.63, for a total transaction of $3,627,081.96. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 33,307 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,718,060.41. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.41% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Credit Suisse Group set a $108.00 price target on Dollar General and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 4th. Citigroup lowered their price target on Dollar General from $133.00 to $120.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, December 10th. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Dollar General in a report on Thursday, January 10th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $115.50 price target for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Dollar General to $123.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Dollar General from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $111.58.

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Dollar General Profile

Dollar General Corp. engages in retailing of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products, and apparel. Its brands include Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo The company was founded by J. L.

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