Dollar General Corporation (DG) Shares Bought by ARGA Investment Management LP

The company now expects fiscal 2017 diluted earnings per share of US$4.35 to US$4.50

Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017.

Other big clients also adjusted their holdings of The corporation. Still, Dollar General asserted, non-consumables comps were positive overall. BlackRock Inc. now owns 22,144,062 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,544,106,000 after buying an additional 21,625,909 shares during the last quarter.

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Let's have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Dollar General Corporation (DG). The stock increased 0.58% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $17.2. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter previous year. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 4,173.7% in the first quarter. For the past 5 days of trading, the stock has seen a move of 0.56%. Sun Life Financial INC raised its stake in Dollar General Corporation by 18,170.0% in the second quarter. For the week, the stock is performing -7.14%. The latest exchange of 2.24 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 3.25 Million shares. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $73.82 and a 200-day moving average price of $72.86. The market capitalization of the company is at $21.12 Billion. Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since August 31, 2016 and is downtrending. Dollar General Corporation also was the recipient of unusually big options trading on early Monday. Traders bought 9,363 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 477% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,622 put options.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) released its earnings results on Thursday. 226.65 million shares or 1.48% more from 223.34 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Dollar General Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.48%.

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CEO Jane Jie Sun reflected on the quarter, saying, "We are pleased with the strong operating and financial results in the second quarter".

The company's net income was $294.8 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, for the second quarter, versus $306.5 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, in the 2016 period. On average, equities analysts forecast that Dollar General Corporation will post $4.51 EPS for the current fiscal year. If you are accessing this report on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide copyright laws. The legal version of this story can be accessed at

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Several research analysts have recently weighed in on DG shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Dollar General Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday. The stock has "Buy" rating by Bank of America on Friday, August 25. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Dollar General Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Johnson Rice upgraded shares of Dollar General Corporation from an "accumulate" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Two Brokerage firms have recommended the share with a sell recommendation, fourteen have issued a hold recommendation and twelve has issued a buy recommendation to the firms shares. the share has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price objective of $81.56. The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $81.56.

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