Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI purchased a new stake in Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 2,622 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $213,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD grew its position in Dollar General by 41.3% in the third quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 11,321,660 shares of the company’s stock valued at $917,621,000 after acquiring an additional 3,310,168 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its position in Dollar General by 115.4% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 3,573,530 shares of the company’s stock valued at $257,611,000 after acquiring an additional 1,914,303 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in Dollar General by 1,959.3% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,705,909 shares of the company’s stock valued at $122,980,000 after acquiring an additional 1,623,070 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position in Dollar General by 363.7% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,968,047 shares of the company’s stock valued at $141,877,000 after acquiring an additional 1,543,619 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC grew its position in Dollar General by 29.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,915,175 shares of the company’s stock valued at $426,424,000 after acquiring an additional 1,345,562 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.90% of the company’s stock.

Dollar General Corp. (DG) opened at $91.23 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $25,350.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a quick ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. Dollar General Corp. has a 1-year low of $65.97 and a 1-year high of $96.60.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.94 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $5.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.80 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 22.58% and a net margin of 5.31%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.89 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Dollar General Corp. will post 4.48 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 23rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be paid a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 8th. Dollar General’s payout ratio is 23.01%.

Several analysts have issued reports on DG shares. BMO Capital Markets set a $102.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dollar General from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “hold” rating and set a $79.00 price target on shares of Dollar General in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Raymond James Financial reissued a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price target on shares of Dollar General in a research report on Sunday, December 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of Dollar General in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.54.

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About Dollar General

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dollar General (NYSE:DG)

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