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Dollar General is an off-price retailer.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch reinstated coverage of the company in December with a buy rating and $46 price target.
"By 2013, the operating margin is forecast to reach a new high of 10.8% on the back of increased direct sourcing, growth of higher-margin non-consumables, price optimization, private label and workforce efficiency gains," the firm wrote at the time.
Shares of Dollar General hit a 52-week high Wednesday of $42.39. The stock's 52-week low of $26.65 was set on Feb. 14, 2011.
TheStreet Ratings gives Dollar General a B- grade and a
$54.10 price target. The stock has risen 2.84% year to date.