Achmea Investment Management BV Grows Stake in Dollar General Corp. (DG)

Dollar General Corporation has an EPS of * 4.42, revealing the EPS growth this year at * 12.30%. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be issued a $0.26 dividend. The stock price of DG is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 8.31% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 11.66%. Stifel Financial Corp increased its stake in Dollar General by 6.9% in the 3rd quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Dollar General 2.9% in the fourth quarter. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "hold" rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. During the same quarter a year ago, the company earned $1.03 EPS.

While much of the retail sector has been closing stores and laying off workers for years, Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General has been opening locations and hiring throughout the U.S. Early this year, the company announced it planned to create 10,000 jobs in 2017 with the opening of 1,000 stores and two distribution centers. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of DG. The company's 3-months average volume stands at 2.5 million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 8.09 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its position in Dollar General by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. The current rate undoubtedly measures the productivity of the firm's investment alongside the indications on the stability of the company's share price. Dollar General Corporation traded at a P/E ratio of 21.11, suggesting the potentiality of a higher growth in the future. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $93.37, up from yesterday's close by 2.77%. The company had revenue of $5.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.59 billion.

Dollar General has a payout ratio of 23.1% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Finally, Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in Dollar General 1.6% in the first quarter. The company has a market cap of $25.69 Billion. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Dollar General to $97.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 2 Buy, 6 Strong Buy, 0 Sell, 1 Hold and 7. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $83.12. Veritable L.P. lifted its holdings in Dollar General by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. The total dollar value of all 275.12 million outstanding shares is 24.99 billion. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

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Dollar General chief executive officer Todd Vasos said: "For fiscal 2018, we have plans to execute approximately 2,000 real estate projects comprised of 900 new stores, 1,000 store remodels and 100 store relocations". 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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