Swiss National Bank reduced its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) by 3.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 976,625 shares of the company’s stock after selling 32,300 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.35% of Dollar General Corp. worth $68,354,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in Dollar General Corp. by 3.6% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 5,475,274 shares of the company’s stock worth $514,676,000 after buying an additional 188,188 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its position in 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 period. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in Dollar General Corp. by 6.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 5,096,282 shares of the company’s stock worth $479,051,000 after buying an additional 290,151 shares during the period. CAM Group Holding A S increased its position in 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 worth $258,899,000 after buying an additional 122,380 shares during the period. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. increased its position in 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 period. 82.88% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG)

Shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) opened at 78.31 on Wednesday. Dollar General Corp. has a 12 month low of $65.11 and a 12 month high of $96.88. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $71.74 and its 200 day moving average price is $81.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $22.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.31 and a beta of 0.80.

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DG has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Macquarie lowered their target price on Dollar General Corp. from $98.00 to $92.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Tuesday. Jefferies Group downgraded Dollar General Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $101.00 to $96.00 in a research note on Monday, August 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Vetr downgraded Dollar General Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $80.38 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, November 22nd. Finally, Buckingham Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Tuesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Dollar General Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $89.31.

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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