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4 Biggest Earnings Reports You Must Watch Next Week

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Dollar General (DG - Get Report)

52-Week High: $56.04

52-Week Low: $34.22

Book Value: $13.82

Price-To-Book: 3.69

Investors are looking forward to improving second-quarter earnings before the market opens on Sept. 5, 2012 The consensus opinion is presently 64 cents a share, a progression of 12 cents (18.8%) from 52 cents during the corresponding period last year.

13 out of 18 analysts rate Dollar General a buy. The average analyst target price for DG is $59.33. Dollar General has found retail success in the face of an evergrowing Wal-Mart (WMT). Market share between the two is often in the media. Other competitors include Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Family Dollar Stores (FDO).

Dollar's ability to compete against Wal-Mart is effective enough to give Dollar a premium over Wal-Mart on an earnings basis. The mean fiscal-year estimate price-to-earnings ratio is 17.8, based on earnings of $2.81 per share this year.

While, not the worst it could have been, the shares still lost 2.7% in the last month. The last reported short interest is inconsequential at 1.9%.

Background: Dollar General is a discount retailer. The company separates its merchandise into four categories, which includes highly consumable, seasonal, home products and basic clothing. The company was founded in 1939 and trades an average of 3.2 million shares per day with a marketcap of $16.6 billion.

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