Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) Shares Bought by Victory Capital Management Inc

Dollar General Corp. Stock Surges on Strong Same-Store Sales

Over the past week, shares are 8.59%. Scharf Invs Limited Liability Company holds 5.31% or 2.70M shares. Victory Capital Management Inc.'s holdings in Dollar General were worth $2,402,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Sales at Dollar General's established stores rose 3.3 percent, easily topping analysts' average estimate of a 2.7-percent increase, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. It also reduced its holding in Levy Acquisition Corp by 268,307 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 20,608 shares, and cut its stake in American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL). 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. Illinois-based First Advisors LP has invested 0.05% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.49 earnings per share. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,942,230 shares of the company's stock valued at $180,646,000 after acquiring an additional 553,461 shares in the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 16,218,589 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,314,516,000 after acquiring an additional 10,167,321 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.88% of the company's stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.81, for a total value of $1,055,064.08. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 14,969 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,389,422.58. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $2.18 million activity. Dollar General Corp. had 103 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Pennsylvania-based Valley National Advisers has invested 0.01% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). The firm has a market capitalization of $25,220.00, a PE ratio of 20.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 0.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. $683,092 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) was sold by Kindy Michael J. Another trade for 11,368 shares valued at $1.06 million was made by Ravener Robert D on Tuesday, December 12. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were $1.48 per share.

Looking ahead, Dollar General said it expects sales in the 52-week fiscal year ending February 1, 2019, to increase about 9%, with same-store sales growth estimated to be in the mid-2% range. Dollar General had a net margin of 5.31% and a return on equity of 22.58%. Jackson Square Prtnrs Limited Com holds 1.49% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 3.79M shares.

The company said it expects fiscal 2018 earnings of $5.95 to $6.15 per share. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 10th will be paid a dividend of 0.29 per share on Tuesday, April 24th.

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On 8/27/2015 Dollar General announced a quarterly dividend of $0.22. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.24%.

Dollar General has a payout ratio of 23.2% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets set a $102.00 price target on Dollar General and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Dollar General accounts for about 1.1% of Orbis Allan Gray Ltd's holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Finally, Moffett Nathanson assumed coverage on Dollar General in a report on Monday, December 4th. Dougherty & Company has "Buy" rating and $36 target. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of CVE in report on Thursday, June 22 with "Neutral" rating. Dollar General has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $91.98.

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