Dollar General Corporation (DG) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.04

Press coverage about Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dollar General Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.928891972813 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE DG) opened at 80.84 on Wednesday. Dollar General Corporation has a 52 week low of $65.97 and a 52 week high of $85.07. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $80.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $75.15. The firm has a market cap of $22.09 billion, a PE ratio of 18.31 and a beta of 0.96.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 31st. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 analyst estimates of $5.80 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.08 EPS. Dollar General Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Dollar General Corporation will post $4.51 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 24th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th were paid a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 6th. Dollar General Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.48%.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on DG. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 29th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dollar General Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. upped their price objective on Dollar General Corporation from $87.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $80.02.

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In other news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 11,257 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.00, for a total value of $866,789.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 22,598 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,740,046. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.22% of the company’s stock.

Dollar General Corporation 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.

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