Shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirty ratings firms that are presently covering the firm. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation, sixteen have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $88.88.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Vetr upgraded Dollar General Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.51 target price on the stock in a report on Monday. Buckingham Research restated a “buy” rating on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a report on Tuesday. Johnson Rice lowered Dollar General Corp. from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a report on Friday, August 26th. Jefferies Group cut their target price on Dollar General Corp. from $96.00 to $78.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, August 26th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and set a $90.00 target price (down from $103.00) on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a report on Friday, August 26th.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) traded down 0.413% on Tuesday, reaching $78.335. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,633,293 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $71.75 and its 200-day moving average is $81.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.07 billion, a PE ratio of 18.320 and a beta of 0.80. Dollar General Corp. has a 52 week low of $65.11 and a 52 week high of $96.88.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 7.8% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 1,124 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 81 shares during the period. Financial Architects Inc raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 390.7% in the third quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,526 shares of the company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 1,215 shares during the period. FTB Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 14.9% in the third quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 1,595 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 207 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 114.2% in the third quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 1,686 shares of the company’s stock valued at $118,000 after buying an additional 899 shares during the period. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 45.0% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,865 shares of the company’s stock valued at $175,000 after buying an additional 579 shares during the period. 82.88% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Dollar General Corp. Company Profile

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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