March 24, 2018

Dollar General third-quarter comparable sales beat on hurricane-fueled demand

08 December 2017, 02:27 | Cesar Cruz

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Welch Group LLC lifted its position in shares of Dollar General by 27.1% in the 2nd quarter.

We can find critical insight by examining institutional ownership, which are reported in public companies' most recent 13F filings. Professional Advisory Svcs accumulated 246,948 shares or 3.86% of the stock. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,827 shares of the company's stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 1,817 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab has 0.04% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 45,200 shares. It improved, as 62 investors sold Dollar General Corporation shares while 193 reduced holdings. Comerica Bank's holdings in Dollar General were worth $6,032,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Dollar General Corp. Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Dollar General by 5.2% during the 3rd quarter. Scharf Investments Llc bought 741,049 shares as the company's stock declined 7.36% while stock markets rallied. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.93% of the company's stock.

Among 29 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE DG) traded up $0.48 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $90.85. The stock had a trading volume of 3,743,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,845,262. The company has a current ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 0.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

Dollar General Corp. has a one year low of $66.50 and a one year high of $96.88. Macquarie Research maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Friday, August 26 with "Outperform" rating.

The retailer said Hurricanes Harvey and Irma contributed 30-35 basis points to comparable sales growth, while hurting profit by 5 cents per share in the reported quarter. Dollar General had a return on equity of 22.67% and a net margin of 5.38%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.89 earnings per share.

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Dollar General's net income was $253 million, or 93 cents per diluted share, in Q3, including the estimated 5-cent hurricane-related net negative impact, versus $235 million, or 84 cents per diluted share, last year, which similarly included an approximate 5-cent charge for the company's Walmart Express store acquisition and disaster-related expenses. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share.

As with most large market cap stocks, it has a good dividend yield of 1.14%. Dollar General still plans to open about 1,285 new stores, as well as remodeling or relocating 760 locations, in fiscal 2017. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of DG in report on Thursday, August 31 with "Hold" rating. BMO Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $8500 target. Atlantic Securities downgraded the shares of DG in report on Wednesday, August 31 to "Neutral" rating. Raymond James Financial reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Dollar General in a report on Sunday. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has " rating given on Friday, November 20 by BB&T Capital. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock.

Company shares don't seem to be happy, as the shares is now trending down to its 52 week low on Thursday As prices near 52w there is enough gap in the intrinsic value and present patterns, so focus should be on the core drivers, not price. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.00, for a total value of $866,789.00. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 8,215,436 shares of the company's stock valued at $572,863,000 after buying an additional 1,398,043 shares in the last quarter. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Company value continue to stay above its 200 day MA at 20.06%, and as stocks continue to hit support at $72.63, MA is by definition slow to react to real time price movements.

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"The company [is] the closest and most convenient general merchant for millions", GlobalData Retail analyst Neil Saunders told CNNMoney.

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