Dollar General Corporation (DG) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.09

News coverage about Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dollar General Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.0443893219155 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE DG) traded up $0.58 during trading on Thursday, hitting $87.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,511,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,836,680. Dollar General Corporation has a 12 month low of $65.97 and a 12 month high of $88.13. The company has a market capitalization of $23,677.89, a P/E ratio of 19.21, a P/E/G ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 0.93. 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 (NYSE:DG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 31st. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the 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 the consensus estimate of $5.80 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.08 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Dollar General Corporation will post 4.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 24th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 10th were issued a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 6th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.19%. Dollar General Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 23.48%.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. MKM Partners upped their price target on Dollar General Corporation to $96.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $89.00 price target on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Dollar General Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised Dollar General Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $79.00 to $93.00 in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Dollar General Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $81.54.

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In related news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 11,257 shares of the 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 transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,598 shares in the company, valued at $1,740,046. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.22% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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