Barclays Sticks to Its Hold Rating for Dollar General

By Carrie Williams

In a report released yesterday, Karen Short from Barclays maintained a Hold rating on Dollar General (NYSE: DG), with a price target of $76. The company’s shares opened today at $78.61.

According to, Short is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.1% and a 60.2% success rate. Short covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Performance Food Group, The Chefs’ Warehouse, and United Natural Foods.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Dollar General is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $78.38, representing a -0.3% downside.

In a report issued on May 25, Jefferies also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $68 price target.

The company has a one year high of $96.88 and a one year low of $66.50. Currently, Dollar General has an average volume of 2.88M.

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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.