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Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) will be issuing its Q214 quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 28th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.83 per share and revenue of $4.77 billion for the quarter. Dollar General Corp. has set its FY15 guidance at $3.45-3.55 EPS.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) last announced its 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 expect Dollar General Corp. to post $3.51 EPS for the current fiscal year and $4.04 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) opened at 63.52 on Wednesday. Dollar General Corp. has a one year low of $53.00 and a one year high of $65.99. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $57.90 and its 200-day moving average is $57.54. The company has a market cap of $19.266 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.81.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on DG shares. Analysts at Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Dollar General Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 19th. On the ratings front, analysts at MKM Partners raised their price target on shares of Dollar General Corp. from $67.00 to $75.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 19th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Dollar General Corp. from $69.00 to $73.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 19th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $69.79.

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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