Investors sold shares of Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) on strength during trading on Thursday. $52.97 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $71.24 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $18.27 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Dollar Tree had the 24th highest net out-flow for the day. Dollar Tree traded up $0.31 for the day and closed at $99.77

DLTR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dollar Tree from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Dollar Tree from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Buckingham Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price objective on shares of Dollar Tree in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Loop Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price objective on shares of Dollar Tree in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Dollar Tree in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $98.21.

The stock has a market capitalization of $23,581.62, a P/E ratio of 22.76, a P/E/G ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.95 and a quick ratio of 0.43.

Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $5.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.28 billion. Dollar Tree had a net margin of 4.63% and a return on equity of 18.04%. The firm’s revenue was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.72 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Dollar Tree, Inc. will post 4.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider William A. Old, Jr. sold 1,487 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.50, for a total value of $136,060.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Gary M. Philbin sold 9,950 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.54, for a total transaction of $841,173.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 34,532 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,919,335.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 260,641 shares of company stock worth $23,726,199. 4.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of DLTR. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Dollar Tree by 119.0% during the second quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC now owns 1,518 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 825 shares in the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC lifted its holdings in Dollar Tree by 17,100.0% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,720 shares of the company’s stock valued at $120,000 after purchasing an additional 1,710 shares in the last quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC lifted its holdings in Dollar Tree by 2.0% during the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 1,877 shares of the company’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 36 shares in the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its holdings in Dollar Tree by 0.6% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $135,000 after purchasing an additional 12 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Integrated Investment Consultants LLC purchased a new position in Dollar Tree during the third quarter valued at approximately $150,000. 94.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Dollar Tree Company Profile

Dollar Tree, Inc is an operator of discount variety stores. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 14,334 stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and five Canadian provinces. Its segments include Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment is the operator of discount variety stores offering merchandise at a fixed price.

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