Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Shares Sold by First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha reduced its position in shares of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) by 1.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 91,119 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,603 shares during the period. First National Bank of Omaha’s holdings in Dollar General Corporation were worth $6,568,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Alpha Windward LLC boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 2.4% in the first quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 1,844 shares of the company’s stock worth $129,000 after buying an additional 44 shares during the last quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 0.3% in the second quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC now owns 15,636 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,127,000 after buying an additional 53 shares during the last quarter. Horrell Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 0.4% in the first quarter. Horrell Capital Management Inc. now owns 27,260 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,901,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Chescapmanager LLC boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 0.4% in the first quarter. Chescapmanager LLC now owns 27,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,925,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Dollar General Corporation by 1.6% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 6,422 shares of the company’s stock worth $448,000 after buying an additional 102 shares during the last quarter. 88.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Dollar General Corporation (DG) traded down 0.12% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $75.49. The company had a trading volume of 1,747,851 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.70 billion, a PE ratio of 17.07 and a beta of 0.93. The company’s 50-day moving average is $72.64 and its 200-day moving average is $72.65. Dollar General Corporation has a 1-year low of $65.97 and a 1-year high of $93.11.

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 analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.00 by $0.03. Dollar General Corporation had a return on equity of 23.07% and a net margin of 5.53%. The company had revenue of $5.61 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.59 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.03 earnings per share. Dollar General Corporation’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Dollar General Corporation will post $4.50 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 11th were issued a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 7th. Dollar General Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 23.48%.

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Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $76.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Buckingham Research reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. BidaskClub raised shares of Dollar General Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, 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. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.89.

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.

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

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