Dollar General (NYSE:DG) updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.30-6.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.65. The company issued revenue guidance of +7% to approximately $27.42 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $27.50 billion.Dollar General also updated its guidance to EPS.

Several research firms have issued reports on DG. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Dollar General from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. Telsey Advisory Group restated an outperform rating and set a $126.00 price target on shares of Dollar General in a report on Thursday. Credit Suisse Group set a $108.00 price target on shares of Dollar General and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Monday, November 26th. Citigroup raised their price target on shares of Dollar General from $120.00 to $144.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, March 6th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Dollar General from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Dollar General has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $116.64.

NYSE:DG opened at $111.64 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $31.44 billion, a PE ratio of 24.86, a P/E/G ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 0.22. Dollar General has a twelve month low of $86.87 and a twelve month high of $121.27.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 14th. The company reported $1.84 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.89 by ($0.05). Dollar General had a net margin of 7.24% and a return on equity of 24.03%. The company had revenue of $6.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.61 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.48 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Dollar General will post 6.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 32,492 shares of Dollar General stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $111.63, for a total value of $3,627,081.96. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 33,307 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,718,060.41. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.41% of the company’s stock.

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Dollar General Company Profile

Dollar General Corp. engages in retailing of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products, and apparel. Its brands include Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo The company was founded by J. L.

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