Dollar General (NYSE:DG) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, December 7th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.93 per share for the quarter.
Shares of Dollar General (DG) opened at $90.77 on Tuesday. Dollar General has a twelve month low of $65.97 and a twelve month high of $92.11. The stock has a market cap of $24,800.00, a P/E ratio of 19.51, a P/E/G ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 1.42 and a quick ratio of 0.18.
DG has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dollar General from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $79.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Citigroup boosted their price objective on shares of Dollar General from $87.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Dollar General from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $82.93.
In related news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 11,257 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.00, for a total value of $866,789.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,598 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,740,046. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.32% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Dollar General 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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