Dollar General CEO invests in stock

It appears Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos looked at the stock purchases made early this month by two of the retailer's directors and thought they were a good idea. Last Thursday, Vasos spent more than $300,000 to add 4,300 shares to his holdings, which are now worth $4.2 million. Dollar General (Ticker: DG) closed Monday at about $69 and have slid from more than $80 in the past month.

Sep 15, 2015 6:53 AM

Dollar General director votes big time with his wallet

Dollar General's board members appear to be a bunch of true believers. A couple of days after AutoZone CEO Bill Rhodes spent about $370,000 to pad his stake in Dollar General following the stock's slip in the wake of the company's Q2 earnings, fellow director Michael Calbert followed suit — and then some. Calbert, a former KKR executive who joined Dollar General's board when the investment firm bought the company (Ticker: DG) in 2007, early this week spent more than $2.7 million to more than triple his stake in Goodlettsville-based Dollar General. Check out his filing here.

Sep 4, 2015 1:07 PM

Analysts: Buy the Dollar General dip

A number of analysts have tweaked their price targets for shares of Dollar General following the company’s second-quarter profit report, which investors met with a good bit of antipathy. Most of the Street moves so far have been positive, though: Scott Ciccarelli at RBC Capital has taken his target to $88 from $86 — Dollar General (Ticker: DG) is changing hands this morning around $74 — and Matt Boss at JPMorgan Chase is even more upbeat, having taken his target to $90 from $87.

Paul Trussell at Deutsche Bank is a little less upbeat — even though he is keeping his ‘buy’ rating — and has tweaked his target to $84 from $85. And Meredith Adler at Barclays is even less optimistic. She has an ‘equal weight’ rafting on Dollar General and, with a $76 target (up from $74), still sees the stock going nowhere for a while.

Aug 28, 2015 10:34 AM

New Dollar General execs get options grants worth nearly $7M

Both merch, operations chiefs on second stint with retail giant
Aug 28, 2015 7:08 AM

Dollar General sales outlook disappoints investors

Retailer gives up ground on up day for markets
Aug 27, 2015 1:53 PM

Dollar General swaps out merchandising chiefs

Exec returns after retiring three years ago
Aug 7, 2015 12:26 PM

Dollar General promotes SVP to interim CFO

Exec joined retailer from Yum! last fall
Jun 25, 2015 7:27 AM

Dollar General CFO sells stock block

Outgoing Dollar General CFO David Tehle late last week cashed in some of his stock holdings. The 58-year-old, who will step down in a few weeks, exercised about 23,000 options that would have expired between 2022 and 2024, paying between $45 and $58 to do so. He then sold more than 36,000 shares — almost three-fourths of this total holdings — for an average of almost $78 per share. Tehle's take from the transactions was almost $1.7 million.

Jun 15, 2015 7:19 AM

Dollar General names new top operations exec

Retired SVP rejoins retailer as Safeway veteran exits suddenly
Jun 10, 2015 2:41 PM

Analysts see double-digit Dollar General upside

Shares of Dollar General (Ticker: DG) are up about 1.5 percent to about $77 after RBC Capital's Scott Ciccarelli upgraded the company to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' and lifted his price target to $86 from $82. Ciccarelli's upgrade came a day after Raymond James analyst Dan Wewer hiked his rating on Dollar General by two notches to 'strong buy,' saying the company is poised to crank its revenue growth up a notch. Wewer sees the stock climbing to $90.

Jun 10, 2015 12:10 PM