Why You Should Not Give Up On Dollar General Corporation (DG), The Western Union Company (WU)?

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) attracted a higher number of shares in volume with 3.61 million contracts traded on 12-Mar-18. However, its trading capacity stayed around 2.52 million shares in normal days. The first sale was made at $87.24 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 1.92%. It was last traded at $88.61 apiece.

Dollar General Corporation (DG): Outperform Candidate With 19.96% Upside Potential

Dollar General Corporation is maintained at an average outperform rating by 33 stock analysts, and there are at least 2.53% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went down by -6.82% in value last month. Year-to-date it plunged -4.73%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 18 of analysts who cover Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $106.3 price target on Dollar General Corporation, pointing towards a 19.96% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -16.26% less than its 52-week high.

Dollar General Corporation Reports -0.45% Sales Growth

Dollar General Corporation (DG) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $0.94 as it actually earned $0.98 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored -0.45% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $5.8 billion.

DG Retreats -5.16% In A Week

This company shares (DG) so far managed to recover 34.32% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 2.91% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 2.7%. The share price has yet to cross its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of -6.37% and sits -8.65% lower versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned -5.16% losses and is up by 6.22% compared with its 200-day moving average of $88.17. Also, Dollar General Corporation (DG) needs to expand a 21.57% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Consensus Call At 3.1

As regular trading ended, The Western Union Company (WU) stock brought in a -$0.04 drop to $20.13. The day started at a price of $20.21 but then traded as high as $20.37 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their bleak outlook with the consensus call at 3.1. The Western Union Company is given 3 buy-equivalent recommendations, 1 sells and 10 holds. The company shares sank -9.37% from their peak of $22.21 and now has a $9.26 billion market value of equity.

The Western Union Company Could Grow 2.78% More

WU’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale slipped from 3.1 thirty days ago to 3.05 now, which indicates a sell consensus from the analyst community. They see The Western Union Company (WU) price hitting a mean target of $20.69 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 2.78% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 39.1% compared to the most bullish target.

The Western Union Company (WU) Returns 5.89% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 5.39 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 5.87 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 2.1% which for the month reaches 1.62%. The Western Union Company dipped to as low as $20.055 throughout the day and has returned 5.89% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $18.39 but has recovered 9.46% since then.

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