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A number of stock research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) during the last seven days:

  • Dollar General Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $74.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $64.14.
  • Dollar General Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $76.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $58.00.
  • Dollar General Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $73.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $69.00.
  • Dollar General Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Johnson Rice from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating.
  • Dollar General Corp. had its price target raised by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group from $62.00 to $69.00. They now have a “not rated” rating on the stock.
  • Dollar General Corp. had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank from $69.00 to $73.00.
  • Dollar General Corp. had its price target raised by analysts at MKM Partners from $67.00 to $75.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • Dollar General Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Wolfe Research from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating.

Shares of Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) traded down 0.64% on Wednesday, hitting $63.185. The stock had a trading volume of 1,357,500 shares. Dollar General Corp. has a 52-week low of $53.00 and a 52-week high of $65.99. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $57.0 and its 200-day moving average is $57.27. The company has a market cap of $19.164 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.72.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, June 3rd. The company reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $4.52 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.56 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.71 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Dollar General Corp. will post $3.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the United States by number of stores, with 9,961 stores located in 39 states as of March 2, 2012, primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States.

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