Dollar General Corporation
) is slated to report its fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 results on
Mar 13, 2014. In the last quarter, it posted a positive surprise
of 2.9%. Let's see how things are shaping up for this
Factors this Past Quarter
Dollar General posted better-than-expected third-quarter
fiscal 2013 results, driven by a strong performance across the
consumables category. Sales of the consumables category continue
to improve, primarily buoyed by the introduction of tobacco
products and robust sales of perishables and candy and
Our proven model does not conclusively show that Dollar
General is likely to beat earnings this quarter. This is because
a stock needs to have both a positive
and a Zacks Rank #1, #2 or #3 for this to happen. This is not the
case here, as you will see below.
Negative Zacks ESP:
ESP for Dollar General is -1.98%. This is because the Most
Accurate estimate stands at 99 cents, while the Zacks Consensus
Estimate is pegged at $1.01.
Zacks Rank #3 (Hold):
Dollar General's Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) when combined with a
negative ESP makes surprise prediction difficult. We caution
against stocks with a Zacks Ranks #4 and #5 (Sell rated stocks)
going into the earnings announcement, especially when the company
is seeing negative estimate revisions momentum.
Stocks that Warrant a Look
Here are some other companies you may want to consider as our
model shows they have the right combination of elements to post
an earnings beat:
Emerge Energy Services LP
) has an Earnings ESP of +8.96% and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong
Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd.
) has an Earnings ESP of +10.26% and a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.
) has an Earnings ESP of +0.91% and a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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