MUFG Americas Holdings Corp increased its position in shares of Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 116,291 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,690 shares during the period. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp’s holdings in Dollar Tree were worth $13,276,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Silverleafe Capital Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Dollar Tree during the 2nd quarter valued at about $854,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. grew its position in shares of Dollar Tree by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. now owns 19,884 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,135,000 after acquiring an additional 737 shares during the period. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ grew its position in shares of Dollar Tree by 12.5% during the 2nd quarter. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ now owns 9,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $967,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Dollar Tree by 30.8% during the 2nd quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 862 shares of the company’s stock valued at $93,000 after acquiring an additional 203 shares during the period. Finally, First Command Financial Services Inc. grew its position in shares of Dollar Tree by 47.2% during the 2nd quarter. First Command Financial Services Inc. now owns 935 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the period. 94.49% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NASDAQ DLTR traded up $0.47 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $108.87. 92,379 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,354,054. The company has a market cap of $25.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.63 and a beta of 0.55. Dollar Tree, Inc. has a 12-month low of $81.02 and a 12-month high of $119.71. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $113.76 and a 200 day moving average of $106.69. The company has a quick ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41.

Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 29th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.96 by ($0.20). The firm had revenue of $5.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.72 billion. Dollar Tree had a positive return on equity of 19.76% and a negative net margin of 6.77%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.15 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Dollar Tree, Inc. will post 5.18 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, insider Gary Maxwell sold 2,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.15, for a total transaction of $300,020.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 7,254 shares in the company, valued at approximately $777,266.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Thomas A. Saunders sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $116.20, for a total value of $116,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 2,380,145 shares in the company, valued at $276,572,849. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 81,519 shares of company stock valued at $9,408,464 over the last three months. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

DLTR has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. TheStreet lowered Dollar Tree from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 31st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Dollar Tree from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their target price on shares of Dollar Tree from $116.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 11th. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on shares of Dollar Tree from $130.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 22nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on shares of Dollar Tree from $110.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $110.34.

Dollar Tree Company Profile

Dollar Tree, Inc operates discount variety retail stores. It operates through two segments, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment offers merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. It provides consumable merchandise, including candy and food, and health and beauty care, as well as everyday consumables, such as household paper and chemicals, and frozen and refrigerated food; variety merchandise comprising toys, durable housewares, gifts, stationery, party goods, greeting cards, softlines, and other items; and seasonal goods that include Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise.

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