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Understanding Dollar General’s Analyst Ratings after the Fiscal 2Q17 Results
While analysts have reaffirmed their former ratings after Dollar General’s fiscal 2Q17 results, many seem concerned about DG’s narrowing margins.
Behind Dollar General’s Fiscal 2Q17 Top Line
Dollar General (DG) saw its top line rise 8.1% YoY (year-over-year) to $5.6 billion, driven by an 8.9% rise in demand for consumables.
This Drove Dollar General’s 1Q17 Top Line
Dollar General’s 1Q17 top line rose 6.5% YoY to $5.6 billion, driven by 6.8% YoY growth in consumables, 6.7% in apparel, and 6.2% in seasonal products.
What Wall Street Recommends for Dollar General
Dollar General is currently trading at $70.21, ~38% below its 52-week high price.
Wall Street Expects Dollar General’s EPS to Contract in 1Q17
Wall Street predicts that Dollar General’s first quarter earnings will contract 2.8% YoY (year-over-year) to $1 per share.
How Has Dollar General’s Top Line Performed?
In 2016, Dollar General’s top line rose 8% YoY to $22 billion. The company failed to meet Wall Street expectations in three of the four quarters.
Why Wall Street is Neutral on Dollar General’s Stock
Dollar General (DG) is covered by 30 Wall Street analysts. Together, they rate the company a 2.5 on a scale of 1 (strong buy) to 5 (strong sell).
What to Expect from Dollar General Going Forward
After surpassing $20 billion in annual sales in fiscal 2015, Dollar General (DG) had set a target of achieving $30 billion in sales by fiscal 2020.