Anita C. Elliott Sells 3,000 Shares of Dollar General (DG) Stock

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) SVP Anita C. Elliott sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.87, for a total value of $302,610.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 11,313 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,141,142.31. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of NYSE:DG opened at $96.34 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $26,884.79, a PE ratio of 21.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.22 and a current ratio of 1.43. Dollar General has a 1 year low of $65.97 and a 1 year high of $105.82.

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Dollar General (NYSE:DG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The company reported $1.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.48. The company had revenue of $6.13 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.20 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 21.65% and a net margin of 6.55%. The firm’s revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.49 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Dollar General will post 6.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 24th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 10th will be paid a $0.29 dividend. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.20%. This is an increase from Dollar General’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 9th. Dollar General’s payout ratio is currently 25.84%.

Dollar General declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, March 15th that allows the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new position in shares of Dollar General in the 4th quarter valued at about $130,000. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Dollar General during the 4th quarter worth approximately $142,000. Calton & Associates Inc. acquired a new position in Dollar General during the 4th quarter worth approximately $144,000. Premia Global Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Dollar General during the 4th quarter worth approximately $195,000. Finally, Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. raised its stake in Dollar General by 104.9% during the 4th quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 2,153 shares of the company’s stock worth $200,000 after buying an additional 1,102 shares during the period. 90.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Dollar General from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. JPMorgan Chase upgraded Dollar General from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $70.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Loop Capital upped their price target on Dollar General from $87.00 to $97.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Royal Bank of Canada reduced their price target on Dollar General to $101.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Wells Fargo upgraded Dollar General from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the company from $102.27 to $117.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $96.70.

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Dollar General Company Profile

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products.

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