Dollar General Corporation
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  • Aug. 27, 2015, 7:22 AM
    • Dollar General (NYSE:DG) declares $0.22/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.15%
    • Payable Sept. 30; for shareholders of record Sept. 16; ex-div Sept. 14.
    | Aug. 27, 2015, 7:22 AM
  • Aug. 27, 2015, 7:04 AM
    • Dollar General (NYSE:DG): Q2 EPS of $0.95 beats by $0.01.
    • Revenue of $5.1B (+8.1% Y/Y) misses by $40M.
    | Aug. 27, 2015, 7:04 AM
  • Aug. 26, 2015, 5:30 PM
    | Aug. 26, 2015, 5:30 PM | 4 Comments
  • Aug. 10, 2015, 11:51 AM
    • Dollar General (DG +0.1%) announces it will make a stronger commitment to the beauty category.
    • The company plans to introduce new products aimed at product categories with strong demand.
    • A Day of Beauty event in Nashville last week hosted by the discounter and the introduction of an in-store beauty magazine helped to launch the initiative.
    | Aug. 10, 2015, 11:51 AM
  • Jul. 15, 2015, 12:36 PM
    • Moody's raises its outlook on the U.S. retail industry to Positive from Stable on its view operating income will improve by 5% to 6% over the next 12 to 18 months.
    • The ratings agency is focused on the expense side, seeing a leveraging of fixed costs and efficiency gains as helping to pad bottom lines.
    • Sectors seen leading the way for profit growth are dollar stores (FDO, DG, DLTR), drug stores (WBA, CVS, RAD), and home improvement chains (HD, LOW).
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    | Jul. 15, 2015, 12:36 PM | 5 Comments
  • Jul. 3, 2015, 1:59 AM
    • Putting to rest a year-long merger saga, Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) has finally been given FTC approval to buy Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO) on condition they sell 330 Family Dollar stores.
    • Following the $9.2B merger, Dollar Tree will control more than 13K stores across the U.S. and Canada, vaulting the company ahead of Dollar General (NYSE:DG) to become North America's biggest discount retailer, with more than $18B in annual sales.
    • Dollar Tree expects the deal to close on Monday.
    • Previously: DLTR, FDO ink deal with FTC; merger on track for July close (Jun. 16 2015)
    | Jul. 3, 2015, 1:59 AM
  • Jun. 25, 2015, 8:09 AM
    • Dollar General (NYSE:DG) names John Garratt to be its interim CFO.
    • Former CFO David Tehle announced his retirement last March.
    • A search for a permanent CFO is ongoing.
    | Jun. 25, 2015, 8:09 AM
  • Jun. 9, 2015, 9:09 AM
    • Raymond James lifts its rating on Dollar General (NYSE:DG) straight to Strong Buy after having the retailer slotted at Market Perform.
    • The investment firm thinks revenue growth at Dollar General will hit 9% in FY16.
    • The end of the dollar store consolidation roller coaster sets up Dollar General to attract new investors.
    • Previously: Dollar General beats by $0.03, misses on revenue (Jun. 02 2015)
    • Previously: More on Dollar General's Q1 (Jun. 02 2015)
    • DG +1.17% premarket to $76.22.
    | Jun. 9, 2015, 9:09 AM
  • Jun. 2, 2015, 7:45 AM
    • Dollar General (NYSE:DG) reports same-store sales rose 3.7% due to  increase in both customer traffic and average transaction amount.
    • Sales by category: Consumables: $3.75B (+9%); Seasonal: $586.29M (+8.3%); Home products: $303.02M (+6.9%); Apparel: $275.38M (+9.5%).
    • Gross profit rate grew 45 bps to 30.5%.
    • SG&A expense rate +13 bps to 21.8%.
    • Operating profit rate improved 31 bps to 8.71%.
    • Inventory +8.98% to $2.84B.
    • Store count +661 Y/Y to 11,999.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Total sales: +8% to +9%; Same-store sales: +3% to +3.5%; Operating profit: +7% to +9%; Diluted EPS: ~3.85 to $3.95; Capex: $500M to $550M; New stores: ~730.
    • Q1 results
    | Jun. 2, 2015, 7:45 AM
  • Jun. 2, 2015, 7:09 AM
    • Dollar General (NYSE:DG): Q1 EPS of $0.84 beats by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $4.92B (+8.8% Y/Y) misses by $20M.
    • Shares +2.39% PM.
    | Jun. 2, 2015, 7:09 AM
  • Jun. 1, 2015, 5:30 PM
  • May 30, 2015, 11:09 AM
    • Dollar General (NYSE:DG) announces it opened its 12,000th store with a new location in Georgia.
    • The company expects to open 730 stores this year and update or relocate 875 more.
    • The strategic moves from the Tennessee HQ take into account the impact in some markets of the Dollar Tree-Family Dollar merger.
    • Though Dollar General made a strong bid for Family Dollar, many Wall Street firms actually turned more bullish on the stock after it lost the chase.
    • Goldman Sach has a Conviction Buy list rating on DG, while Deutsche Bank and Sterne Agee, and Jefferies are all locked in with Buy ratings.
    • Dollar General +2.70% YTD.
    | May 30, 2015, 11:09 AM
  • May 28, 2015, 9:43 AM
    • Dollar General (DG +0.1%) names Todd Vasos to be the company's new CEO to replace Rick Dreiling.
    • Dreiling will stay on at Dollar General for the remainder of his board term, while an extra slot on the board will be added for Vasos.
    • Vasos has been the COO at the discounter since 2013.
    | May 28, 2015, 9:43 AM
  • May 28, 2015, 9:18 AM
    • Dollar General (NYSE:DG) declares $0.22/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.21%.
    • Payable July 1; for shareholders of record June 17; ex-div June 15.
    | May 28, 2015, 9:18 AM
  • May 26, 2015, 8:31 AM
    • Goldman Sachs adds Dollar General (NYSE:DG) to its Conviction Buy list.
    • The investment firm thinks the company is well-positioned within the discounting sector and will soon feel a major tailwind from increased low-income consumer spending.
    • A price target of $87 is set by GS on Dollar General.
    • DG +1.09% premarket to $74.36.
    | May 26, 2015, 8:31 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 21, 2015, 9:17 AM
    • New additions to Goldman's hedge fund hotels - 50 stocks which most frequently appear among the largest ten holdings of hedge funds: AerCap (NYSE:AER), Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO), Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Citizens Financial (NYSE:CFG), Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY), Dresser-Rand (NYSE:DRC), Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO), Hospira (NYSE:HSP), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), NXP Semi (NASDAQ:NXPI), Pharmacyclics (NASDAQ:PCYC), Visa (NYSE:V), and Walgreens (NASDAQ:WBA).
    • Since 2001, the basket has outperformed the S&P 500 in 66% of quarters by an average of 73 basis points. YTD, however, it has underperformed by nine bps. Goldman notes the current basket overweights Consumer Discretionary (22%) and underweights Consumer Staples (2%).
    • Looking at the full list, Actavis (NYSE:ACT) leads the way, with 77 funds naming the stock as a top 10 holding. Next up is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) with 69, then Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) at 42. For the entire list of 50, the average is 26 funds making a stock a top 10 holding.
    • The rest in order: Valeant (NYSE:VRX), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV), Citigroup (NYSE:C), Time Warner (NYSE:TWC), Delta (NYSE:DAL), Cheneire (NYSEMKT:LNG), Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO), Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYK), AIG, SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), Air Products (NYSE:APD), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), GM, BofA (NYSE:BAC), JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC), American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY), NorthStar Realty (NYSE:NRF), Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN), eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), MasterCard (NYSE:MA), Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), Micron (NASDAQ:MU), Williams (NYSE:WMB), Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B), Dolar General (NYSE:DG), NorthStar Asset (NYSE:NSAM), Brookdale Senior (NYSE:BKD), DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH).
    • See also: Goldman updates list of hedge funds most-shorted stocks (May 21)
    | May 21, 2015, 9:17 AM | 19 Comments
Company Description
Dollar General Corp is a discount retailer in the United States, which offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel.