Vetr upgraded shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Monday morning. They currently have $82.51 price target on the stock.

A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on DG. Jefferies Group downgraded Dollar General Corp. from a buy rating to a hold rating and cut their price target for the company from $101.00 to $96.00 in a research note on Monday, August 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Morgan Stanley reissued a buy rating and issued a $97.00 price target on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Sunday, August 28th. MKM Partners reissued a buy rating and issued a $97.00 price target on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Dollar General Corp. from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, August 29th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. upped their price objective on shares of Dollar General Corp. from $89.00 to $107.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $89.44.

Shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) opened at 78.66 on Monday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $71.74 and a 200-day moving average price of $81.86. Dollar General Corp. has a 12 month low of $65.11 and a 12 month high of $96.88. The firm has a market cap of $22.16 billion, a PE ratio of 18.40 and a beta of 0.80.

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Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 3.6% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 5,475,274 shares of the company’s stock valued at $514,676,000 after buying an additional 188,188 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 22.1% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,363,791 shares of the company’s stock valued at $504,197,000 after buying an additional 971,187 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 6.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 5,096,282 shares of the company’s stock valued at $479,051,000 after buying an additional 290,151 shares in the last quarter. Capital International Investors bought a new position in shares of Dollar General Corp. during the third quarter valued at $279,400,000. Finally, CAM Group Holding A S raised its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 3.4% in the third quarter. CAM Group Holding A S now owns 3,699,084 shares of the company’s stock valued at $258,899,000 after buying an additional 122,380 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.88% of the company’s stock.

About Dollar General Corp.

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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