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Analysts See $0.93 EPS for Dollar General Corporation (DG)

07 December 2017

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt owns 2,034 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Dollar General Corp now has $24.69B valuation.

An 11 percent increase in net sales helped the discount retailer to a profit of $252.5 million in the quarter, topping Wall Street expectations and the $235.3 million it posted in the same quarter past year.

Analysts expect Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report $0.93 EPS on December, 7 before the open.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 4.49% from last quarter's $0.89 EPS. About 3.74 million shares traded or 50.01% up from the average. WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (WHF) has risen 42.42% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Ativo Capital Management Llc holds 0.3% of its portfolio in WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. for 82,021 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas owns 145,320 shares or 0.07% of their U.S. portfolio. Umb Bancorp N A Mo accumulated 3,349 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Exane Derivatives, a France-based fund reported 2 shares.

Dollar General operated 14,321 stores in 44 states as of November 3.

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Among 14 analysts covering IberiaBank (NASDAQ:IBKC), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Dollar General Corp. has $107 highest and $6200 lowest target. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) earned "Underperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, March 23. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Friday, August 26. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, August 22 report. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, April 19 by Buckingham Research. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Friday, November 10. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Hold" on Thursday, August 31. Federated Investors Pa has invested 0% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $82.93. Although it asserted that net income was hurt by hurricane related costs, the company maintained that it benefited by an estimated 30 to 35 basis points, from sales related to the storms. 240.50 million shares or 4.61% more from 229.90 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. It also reduced Alphabet Inc Cl A stake by 420 shares and now owns 87,980 shares. More interesting news about Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: "Dollar General's surge gets the attention of The Wall Street Journal" published on December 05, 2017 as well as Wsj.com's news article titled: "How Dollar General Became Rural America's Store of Choice" with publication date: December 04, 2017. Its down 0.04, from 1.26 in 2017Q1.

Dollar General narrowed its fiscal 2017 GAAP diluted earnings per share to $4.37 to $4.47, compared to its prior guidance range of $4.35 to $4.50. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD raised its stake in Dollar General by 41.3% during the 3rd quarter. About 2.65 million shares traded or 7.03% up from the average. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 4,024,301 shares of the company's stock valued at $298,080,000 after buying an additional 1,036,189 shares in the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd owns 0.11% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 24,294 shares. Moreover, Ares Management Llc has 0.13% invested in the company for 411,234 shares. Pennsylvania-based Valley National Advisers has invested 0.01% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Wells Fargo & Com Mn invested in 0.04% or 1.90 million shares. Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.03% or 27,814 shares in its portfolio.

Dollar General has been primarily focused on shoppers seeking the absolute lowest prices, but is now trying to attract middle-income shoppers seeking convenience and brands. Hsbc Public Ltd Liability Corporation holds 159,700 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Exxonmobil Inv Mgmt Tx has 0.09% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Dollar General from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th.

Analysts See $0.93 EPS for Dollar General Corporation (DG)