$0.93 EPS Expected for Dollar General (DG); Whitehorse Finance Has 2.67 Sentiment


The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter previous year.

The company posted revenue of $5.9 billion in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Investors at the moment see that Dollar General Corporation, has a long term debt/equity of 0.47, with total debt/equity coming to 0.54. Moffett Nathanson began coverage on Dollar General in a report on Monday. 12Th Street Asset Management Llc accumulated 325,846 shares. Shell Asset Management holds 37,895 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Sigma Planning Corp acquired a new stake in Dollar General in the 2nd quarter worth about $202,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,968,047 shares of the company's stock worth $141,877,000 after buying an additional 1,543,619 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.93% of the company's stock. The Price to Cash Flow for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) is 15.062329. (NYSE DG) traded up $0.48 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $90.85. Polen Capital Management LLC now owns 3,903,635 shares of the company's stock valued at $289,142,000 after buying an additional 2,129,904 shares in the last quarter.

In reviewing some key ratios and quant data for inTEST Corporation (AMEX:INTT), we note that the mother of all ratios (Return on Equity) stands at 0.149487 for the firm. Dollar General Corp. has a 1 year low of $65.97 and a 1 year high of $92.11. The Illinois-based North Star Mngmt has invested 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG).

The retailer said Hurricanes Harvey and Irma contributed 30-35 basis points to comparable sales growth, while hurting profit by 5 cents per share in the reported quarter.

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Dollar General Corp. had a net margin of 5.70% and a return on equity of 22.79%. The Earnings Yield Five Year average for inTEST Corporation (AMEX:INTT) is 0.058704.

Net income rose to $252.5 million, or 93 cents per share, in the third quarter ended November 3, from $235.3 million, or 84 cents per share, a year earlier. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 11th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security's price will be more volatile than the market. Dollar General still plans to open about 1,285 new stores, as well as remodeling or relocating 760 locations, in fiscal 2017.

Several analysts have weighed in on DG shares. They issued a "neutral" rating on the stock. UBS reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $99.00 price target (up previously from $85.00) on shares of Dollar General in a report on Monday.

For the 2017 39-week period, Dollar General reported net income of $827 million, or $3.02 per diluted share, versus net income of $837 million, or $2.95 per diluted share, for the year-ago period. Finally, Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Dollar General from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $79.00 to $93.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors being bullish for future growth prospects of the company and supported by investor interest present in this Services sector as current share price are expensive relative to its per-share earnings, however with its Services sector trailing twelve months PE 20.54 also compares favourably this might not be right buying opportunity. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $71.79 and a 200 day moving average price of $73.44. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.00, for a total value 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 sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

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The M-Score, conceived by accounting professor Messod Beneish, is a model for detecting whether a company has manipulated their earnings numbers or not. inTEST Corporation (AMEX:INTT) has an M-Score of -0.579729.

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Among 29 analysts covering Dollar General Corp.

According to Dollar General, comps lifts were spurred by positive results in the consumables, seasonal and apparel categories, partly offset by negative results in the home product category.

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