Dollar General Rises On Unusually High Volume (DG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 13 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.2 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.29 (+3%) at $44.23 as of 2:46 p.m. ET.

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Dollar General has a market cap of $15.52 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Dollar General Corporation operates as a discount retailer primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Dollar General Ratings Report.

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