Dollar General (NYSE:DG) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.93 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by ($0.01), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $5.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.80 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 22.67% and a net margin of 5.38%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.89 EPS. Dollar General updated its FY18 guidance to 4.37-4.47 EPS.

Shares of Dollar General (NYSE DG) opened at $90.85 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $24,694.42, a PE ratio of 20.04, a PEG ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 0.18 and a current ratio of 1.42. Dollar General has a 1-year low of $65.97 and a 1-year high of $92.11.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 23rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.14%. Dollar General’s dividend payout ratio is 23.48%.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. UBS restated a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price objective (up from $85.00) on shares of Dollar General in a research report on Monday. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of Dollar General in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Moffett Nathanson assumed coverage on Dollar General in a research report on Monday. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Raymond James Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Dollar General in a research report on Sunday. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $82.93.

In other news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 11,257 shares of Dollar General stock in a transaction dated 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 directly owns 22,598 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,740,046. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.22% of the stock is owned by 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.

Earnings History for Dollar General (NYSE:DG)

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