NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Dollar General Corp. (DG) is scheduled to report its 2014 third quarter earnings results before the market open on Thursday, and analysts are expecting the discount variety store to post an increase in earnings per share and revenue for the most recent quarter.
For the quarter ended in October, analysts are expecting Dollar General to report earnings of 80 cents per share, on revenue of $4.76 billion.
Dollar General reported adjusted earnings per share of 72 cents for the 2013 third quarter. The company's net sales were $4.38 billion for the year ago third quarter.
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Shares of Dollar General are down 0.54% to $66.91 in mid-morning trading on Wednesday.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates DOLLAR GENERAL CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate DOLLAR GENERAL CORP (DG) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."