Dollar General Gets a Hold from Jefferies

By Jason Carr

Jefferies analyst Christopher Mandeville reiterated a Hold rating on Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today and set a price target of $68. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $69.07.

According to TipRanks.com, Mandeville is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 6.6% and a 65.0% success rate. Mandeville covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Core-Mark Holding Company, Papa John’s International, and The Chefs’ Warehouse.

Dollar General has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $76.

Dollar General’s market cap is currently $18.92B and has a P/E ratio of 15.56. The company has a book value ratio of 3.5161.

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Dollar General Corp. is a discount retailer in the United States. The company offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel. It offers a focused assortment of everyday necessities, which drive frequent customer visits, and key items in a broad range of general merchandise categories. The company’s consumables include paper and cleaning products, such as paper towels, bath tissue, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar and flour; perishables, such as milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer and wine; snacks, such as candy, cookies, crackers, salty snacks and carbonated beverages; health and beauty, including over-the-counter medicines and personal care products, such as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene and foot care products; and pet, including pet supplies and pet food. Dollar General was founded by J. L. Turner and Hurley Calister Turner Sr. in 1939 and is headquartered in Goodlettsville, TN.