Dollar General higher following earnings, peers on watch

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.

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  • John Cusack's Pancreas
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    Well no kidding DG beat comps. Everyone in our new-normal economy either shops at Saks/Burberry or DG/WMT. All those part time 29.5 hour jobs need someplace to buy the Cheetos and Faygo, right?
    4 Sep 2013, 09:17 AM Reply Like
  • Momintn
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    So many small towns in America aren't big enough for Walmart or even a grocery store.
    4 Sep 2013, 10:45 AM Reply Like
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