Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dollar General Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 75 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Dollar General Corporation (DG) opened at 70.80 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.01 and a beta of 0.92. Dollar General Corporation has a 52-week low of $65.97 and a 52-week high of $96.88. The company has a 50-day moving average of $72.76 and a 200-day moving average of $72.93.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, June 1st. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $5.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.59 billion. Dollar General Corporation had a net margin of 5.53% and a return on equity of 23.07%. Dollar General Corporation’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.03 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Dollar General Corporation will post $4.50 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 11th will be issued a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 7th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.47%. Dollar General Corporation’s payout ratio is 23.48%.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on DG. Vetr downgraded shares of Dollar General Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.50 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, March 27th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $68.00 target price on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dollar General Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $88.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $76.00 target price on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $80.89.

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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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