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Dollar General Corp Q3 Profit Climbs

Dollar General Corp (DG) released earnings for its third quarter that advanced from last year.

The company's earnings came in at $334.14 million, or $1.26 per share. This compares with $252.53 million, or $0.93 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.26 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 8.8% to $6.42 billion from $5.90 billion last year.

Dollar General Corp earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $334.14 Mln. vs. $252.53 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $1.26 vs. $0.93 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.26
-Revenue (Q3): $6.42 Bln vs. $5.90 Bln last year.

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