About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer. The Company offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel. The Company's consumables category includes paper and cleaning products (such as paper towels, bath tissue, and other home cleaning supplies); packaged food (such as cereals, spices, sugar and flour); perishables (such as milk, beer and wine); snacks (such as candy, cookies, and carbonated beverages); health and beauty (such as over-the-counter medicines and personal care products); pet (pet supplies and pet food), and tobacco products. Its seasonal products include decorations, toys, batteries, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, and home office supplies. Its home products include cookware, craft supplies and kitchen, and bed and bath soft goods. Its apparel products include casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes and accessories.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Retail/Wholesale
- Industry: Discount, Variety Stores
- Sub-Industry: General Merchandise Stores
- Exchange: NYSE
- Symbol: DG
- CUSIP: 25667710
- Previous Close: $77.35
- 50 Day Moving Average: $74.11
- 200 Day Moving Average: $74.82
- 52-Week Range: $276,264,000.00 - $66.50
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.14
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.46
- P/E Growth: 1.92
- Market Cap: $21.37B
- Outstanding Shares: 276,264,000
- Beta: 0.84
- Net Margins: 5.70%
- Return on Equity: 22.79%
- Return on Assets: 10.65%
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- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.50%
- Current Ratio: 1.34%
- Quick Ratio: 0.16%
What is Dollar General Corporation's stock symbol?
Dollar General Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DG."
How often does Dollar General Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Dollar General Corporation?
Dollar General Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 21st will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Wednesday, January 4th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 19th.
Where is Dollar General Corporation's stock going? Where will Dollar General Corporation's stock price be in 2017?
28 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Dollar General Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $70.00 to $107.00. On average, they expect Dollar General Corporation's share price to reach $86.12 in the next year.
When will Dollar General Corporation announce their earnings?
Dollar General Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March, 8th 2017.
What are analysts saying about Dollar General Corporation stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Dollar General Corporation stock:
According to Zacks Investment Research, "Dollar General has underperformed the Zacks categorized industry in the past six months primarily due to back-to-back lower-than-expected results. After witnessing a negative earnings surprise in the second quarter, it again missed the estimate in the third quarter. The company posted adjusted earnings of $0.89 per share that slid 1.1% and also fell short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.92. Soft comps performance on account of deflation in retail food price across perishable items, fall in both SNAP participation rates and benefit levels have hurt Dollar General’s performance. However, what came as a respite was the year-over-year growth in the top line. We believe Dollar General’s commitment toward better price management, merchandise, cost containment and operational initiatives bode well. The company’s model includes earnings per share annual growth target of 10–15% and net sales increase of 7–10%." (1/31/2017)
Morgan Stanley analysts commented, "Following recent channel checks, we believe DG initiatives continue to gain traction, lending additional support to the long-term growth outlook," analyst Vincent Sinisi wrote in a note.Of note, the analyst said the company's key merchandising initiatives include targeting newer customer opportunities, namely male and millennial segments. "From a gross margin standpoint, continued shrink improvement, private label expansion (including DG's new 'Heartland Harvest' brand), increasing global sourcing and non-consumable product growth are expected to lend support, in addition to supply chain efficiencies," Sinisi noted.Related Link: There's A New Online Player In The Dollar-Store SpaceIn addition, Sinisi is impressed to see the new DG16 format earlier this year, with improved signage and increased cooler doors, and looks for further commentary on its traction when the company reports its second-quarter results next month."In our opinion, this new layout positions the company well for the 900/1,000 new stores planned for 2016/2017," (7/18/2016)
BTIG Research analysts commented, "very strong track record of operating results" noting 2015 was the 26th consecutive year of positive same-store sales growth. Consistency of store traffic, which has posted an impressive 22 consecutive quarters of YoY increases, has driven an average EPS growth of 11 percent between 2012 and 2015.In the coming 3-5 year period Rifkin believes "top-line and bottom-line growth prospects remains bright." Square footage growth of 7 to 7.5 percent domestically through 2018 leaves Rifkin encouraged about the company's ability to continue to drive predictable growth.Management also has a strong grasp of what is required to drive prudent organic growth while enhancing shareholder returns, which is something investors should view as a significant factor when deciding if Dollar General is worth owning. Rifkin says investors need not worry about internalization or development/success of secondary concepts which "typically do not work well for even proven entities." (6/1/2016)
Who owns Dollar General Corporation stock?
Dollar General Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.55%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (2.92%), FMR LLC (1.59%), Janus Capital Management LLC (1.46%), Polen Capital Management LLC (1.41%) and FIL Ltd (0.98%). Company insiders that own Dollar General Corporation stock include Anita C Elliott, David M Tehle, John W Flanigan, Michael M Calbert, Rhonda Taylor, Richard W Dreiling, Robert D Ravener, Todd J Vasos and William C Rhodes III.
Who sold Dollar General Corporation stock? Who is selling Dollar General Corporation stock?
Dollar General Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Putnam Investments LLC, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Calamos Advisors LLC, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Fiduciary Management Inc. WI, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership and I.G. Investment Management LTD.. Company insiders that have sold Dollar General Corporation stock in the last year include Anita C Elliott, John W Flanigan, Rhonda Taylor and Robert D Ravener.
Who bought Dollar General Corporation stock? Who is buying Dollar General Corporation stock?
Dollar General Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FIL Ltd, Polen Capital Management LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Capital Guardian Trust Co., Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Coho Partners Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd. and DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main. Company insiders that have bought Dollar General Corporation stock in the last two years include Michael M Calbert, Todd J Vasos and William C Rhodes III.
How do I buy Dollar General Corporation stock?
Shares of Dollar General Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
How much does a share of Dollar General Corporation stock cost?
One share of Dollar General Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $77.35.