Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. decreased its stake in Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) by 6.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 340,316 shares of the company’s stock after selling 22,235 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Dollar General Corp. were worth $23,817,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of DG. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 3.6% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 5,475,274 shares of the company’s stock valued at $514,676,000 after buying an additional 188,188 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 22.1% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,363,791 shares of the company’s stock valued at $504,197,000 after buying an additional 971,187 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 6.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 5,096,282 shares of the company’s stock valued at $479,051,000 after buying an additional 290,151 shares during the last quarter. CAM Group Holding A S increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 3.4% in the third quarter. CAM Group Holding A S now owns 3,699,084 shares of the company’s stock valued at $258,899,000 after buying an additional 122,380 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp. by 9.0% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,542,494 shares of the company’s stock valued at $238,994,000 after buying an additional 209,677 shares during the last quarter. 82.88% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG)

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) traded up 0.14% on Tuesday, hitting $78.77. The stock had a trading volume of 1,281,943 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $71.74 and a 200 day moving average of $81.86. Dollar General Corp. has a 52 week low of $65.11 and a 52 week high of $96.88. The company has a market capitalization of $22.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.42 and a beta of 0.80.

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Several research analysts have recently issued reports on DG shares. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $97.00 price objective on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Sunday, August 28th. Citigroup Inc. upped their price objective on Dollar General Corp. from $89.00 to $107.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 31st. Wolfe Research downgraded Dollar General Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 7th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Monday, September 12th. Finally, Barclays PLC started coverage on Dollar General Corp. in a research note on Friday, September 23rd. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $74.00 price objective for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Dollar General Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $89.44.

About Dollar General Corp.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer. The Company offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel. The Company’s consumables category includes paper and cleaning products (such as paper towels, bath tissue, and other home cleaning supplies); packaged food (such as cereals, spices, sugar and flour); perishables (such as milk, beer and wine); snacks (such as candy, cookies, and carbonated beverages); health and beauty (such as over-the-counter medicines and personal care products); pet (pet supplies and pet food), and tobacco products.

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