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Why Dollar General (DG) is a Top Stock for the Long-Term

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Building an investment portfolio from scratch can be difficult, especially if you're new to investing. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with so many different investment options out there, but focusing on stocks that are set to outperform the market over the next 12 months is an excellent place to start.

Let's now take a look at one standout stock that could be a perfect fit for your portfolio.

Why You Should Pay Attention to Dollar General (DG)

Headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Dollar General Corporation is one of the largest discount retailers in the United States. The company trades in low priced merchandise typically $10 or less.

Since being added to the Zacks Focus List on February 6, 2018 at $95.80 per share, shares of DG have increased 151.06% to $240.52.

For fiscal 2023, 15 analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.05 to $11.48. DG boasts an average earnings surprise of 2.8%.

Moreover, analysts are expecting Dollar General's earnings to grow 12.9% for the current fiscal year.

Because stock prices react to revisions, buying stocks with rising earnings estimates can be very profitable. Focus List stocks like DG offer investors a great opportunity to get into a company whose future earnings estimates will be raised, potentially leading to price momentum.


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