Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) is scheduled to be announcing its Q316 earnings results on Thursday, December 1st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.93 per share and revenue of $5.37 billion for the quarter.

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Shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) opened at 78.31 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $22.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.31 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a 50 day moving average of $71.74 and a 200-day moving average of $81.86. Dollar General Corp. has a 12-month low of $65.11 and a 12-month high of $96.88.

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DG has been the topic of several recent research reports. Jefferies Group lowered shares of Dollar General Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their target price 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. Credit Suisse Group AG lowered shares of Dollar General Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $95.00 to $80.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. MKM Partners reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $97.00 target price on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Macquarie reduced their target price on shares of Dollar General Corp. from $98.00 to $92.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, Vetr lowered shares of Dollar General Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $80.38 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, November 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Dollar General Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $89.31.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in DG. FMR LLC boosted its stake 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 worth $504,197,000 after buying an additional 971,187 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 3,651.0% in the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 507,129 shares of the company’s stock worth $47,670,000 after buying an additional 493,609 shares during the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 9.0% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,542,494 shares of the company’s stock worth $238,994,000 after buying an additional 209,677 shares during the last quarter. 12th Street Asset Management Company LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Dollar General Corp. during the second quarter worth about $14,750,000. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 18.9% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 886,494 shares of the company’s stock worth $83,330,000 after buying an additional 140,744 shares during the last quarter. 82.88% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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