Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) had its target price increased by analysts at MKM Partners to $96.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. MKM Partners’ price target suggests a potential upside of 12.28% from the company’s current price.

Several other equities analysts also recently commented on DG. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded Dollar General Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $79.00 to $93.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dollar General Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $89.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company began coverage on Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $72.00 price objective on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $81.54.

Shares of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) traded up $0.59 on Monday, hitting $85.50. The company had a trading volume of 2,492,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,840,348. The company has a quick ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. Dollar General Corporation has a one year low of $65.97 and a one year high of $85.52. The company has a market capitalization of $23,363.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.96, a P/E/G ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 0.93.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 31st. The company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.01. Dollar General Corporation had a return on equity of 22.67% and a net margin of 5.38%. The company had revenue of $5.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.80 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.08 earnings per share. Dollar General Corporation’s revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Dollar General Corporation will post 4.5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 11,257 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.00, for a total transaction of $866,789.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 22,598 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,740,046. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 0.32% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan grew its position in Dollar General Corporation by 0.3% during the 3rd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 8,980 shares of the company’s stock worth $629,000 after purchasing an additional 30 shares during the period. Advisor Partners LLC grew its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 1.1% during the 3rd quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 2,974 shares of the company’s stock valued at $208,000 after acquiring an additional 32 shares during the period. Alpha Windward LLC grew its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 1.5% during the 3rd quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 2,273 shares of the company’s stock valued at $159,000 after acquiring an additional 33 shares during the period. Veritable L.P. grew its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Veritable L.P. now owns 4,803 shares of the company’s stock valued at $346,000 after acquiring an additional 35 shares during the period. Finally, Checchi Capital Advisers LLC grew its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 2,219 shares of the company’s stock valued at $209,000 after acquiring an additional 43 shares during the period. 91.82% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Dollar General Corporation

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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