Dollar General higher following earnings, peers on watch

|About: Dollar General Corporation (DG)|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of Dollar General (DG) move up 1.7% premarket after the firm's Q2 numbers come in stronger than expected.

During a tough quarter for retail, Dollar General doubled comp store growth from Q1. Analysts think the drop in Dollar General's margins due to a shift in mix was well-telegraphed and not quite as steep as some forecasts.

Sector watch: FDO, DLTR, FIVE.