Dollar General (DG) released its fiscal 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 results on March 16, 2017. Dollar General’s adjusted earnings per share rose 14.6% to $1.49, beating the consensus by $0.08.
Of the 18 analysts that cover General Mills (GIS), 16.7% gave it a “buy” recommendation, 72.2% gave it a “hold” recommendation, and 11.1% gave it a “sell” recommendation.
Analysts expect General Mills (GIS) to post EPS growth of 9.9% in the next four quarters.
General Mills (GIS) paid $0.48 in dividends on January 6, 2017, taking the total for fiscal 2017 to $1.44.
In fiscal 2Q17, the US Retail segment accounted for 61.3% of General Mills’s (GIS) total revenues.
Analysts expect General Mills (GIS) to post a gross margin of 36.4% in fiscal 3Q17, up from 34.8% in fiscal 3Q16.
General Mills (GIS) plans to announce its fiscal 3Q17 results on March 21, 2017. The company’s management lowered its EPS growth guidance to 5%–7% from its earlier guidance of 6%–8%.
Nike’s top-line growth in 1H17 was fueled by strong performances in its international markets.
Kroger announced a dividend of $0.12 per share on March 9—in-line with the previous quarter. It also announced a new $500 million buyback program.
Casey’s General Stores (CASY) is currently trading at $108.02, which is 26% below its 52-week high price.
Northcoast Research downgraded Casey’s General Stores (CASY) from a “buy” to a “neutral” rating on Thursday, March 9.
Of the 13 analysts following Altria, 41.7% have given the company a “buy” recommendation, and 58.3% have given it a “hold.”
Dollar General (DG) is currently trading at a one-year forward price-to-earnings ratio of 16x, operating close to the lower end of its 52-week PE range of 14.3x to 20.3x.
30 Wall Street analysts cover Dollar General (DG). On average, they rate the company a 2.4 on a scale of one (strong buy) to five (strong sell).
Dollar General’s (DG) stock is down marginally and has lost 0.6% of its value year-to-date.
Dollar General’s total sales rose around 6% YoY (year-over-year) to $16 billion in the first nine months of 2016.
Dollar General (DG) is set to report its fourth quarter results on March 16.
Wall Street has predicted that Dollar General’s EPS will rise 8.7% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.41 on sales growth of 12.9% in the fourth quarter.
Along with its fiscal 3Q17 earnings release, CASY announced a dividend of $0.24 per share, which is in line with the previous quarter.
Casey’s General Stores (CASY) is currently trading at a one-year forward price-to-earnings ratio of 20.9x, operating in the middle of its 52-week PE range of 18.0x–23.3x.