NYSE:DG

Dollar General Stock Forecast, Price & News

$235.05
+2.55 (+1.10 %)
(As of 08/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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$199.98
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Volume1.09 million shs
Average Volume2.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$55.52 billion
P/E Ratio21.62
Dividend Yield0.72%
Beta0.54
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About Dollar General

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, Midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products, such as paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry products; packaged food comprising cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; and perishables that include milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine. Its consumable products also comprise snacks, such as candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, including over-the-counter medicines and personal care products, such as soaps, body washes, shampoos, cosmetics, and dental hygiene and foot care products; pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. In addition, the company offers seasonal products comprising holiday items, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products that include kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, and bed and bath soft goods. Further, it provides apparel, which comprise casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of February 26, 2021, Dollar General Corporation operated 17,266 stores in 46 states in the United States. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

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2.65 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

38th out of 260 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

6th out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 4.8Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dollar General a buy right now?

21 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings, 16 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Dollar General stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Dollar General?

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Are investors shorting Dollar General?

Dollar General saw a decrease in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 3,460,000 shares, a decrease of 29.2% from the June 15th total of 4,890,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,830,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.9 days. Approximately 1.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Dollar General's next earnings date?

Dollar General is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 26th 2021.
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How can I listen to Dollar General's earnings call?

Dollar General will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, August 26th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 877-660-6853 with passcode "13720935".

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Co. (NYSE:DG) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 26th. The company reported $2.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.19 by $0.63. The company had revenue of $8.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $8.28 billion. Dollar General had a net margin of 7.96% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 39.37%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.56 EPS.
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How has Dollar General's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Dollar General's stock was trading at $157.63 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, DG stock has increased by 49.1% and is now trading at $235.05.
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How often does Dollar General pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Dollar General?

Dollar General announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 25th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share on Tuesday, July 20th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 2nd.
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Is Dollar General a good dividend stock?

Dollar General pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.72%. Dollar General has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Dollar General is 15.82%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Dollar General will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.03% next year. This indicates that Dollar General will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Dollar General's stock buyback program work?

Dollar General announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, March 18th 2021, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 4.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has Dollar General issued on next quarter's earnings?

Dollar General updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday, June, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $9.500-10.200 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.580. The company issued revenue guidance of $33.41 billion-34.08 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $33.91 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

21 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Dollar General's stock. Their forecasts range from $182.00 to $270.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $235.14 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.0% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Dollar General's key executives?

Dollar General's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Todd J. Vasos, CEO & Director (Age 59, Pay $7.5M)
  • Mr. John W. Garratt, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52, Pay $2.57M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Jeffery Carl Owen, Chief Operating Officer (Age 51, Pay $3.37M)
  • Mr. Carman R. Wenkoff, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 53, Pay $1.75M)
  • Ms. Rhonda M. Taylor, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 53, Pay $2.1M)
  • Ms. Anita C. Elliott, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 56)
  • Ms. Julie Elmore, VP & CTO
  • Mr. Donny Lau, VP of Investor Relations & Corp. Strategy
  • Ms. Christine L. Connolly, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec.
  • Ms. Kathleen A. Reardon, Exec. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 49)

What is Todd Vasos' approval rating as Dollar General's CEO?

2,238 employees have rated Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos on Glassdoor.com. Todd Vasos has an approval rating of 48% among Dollar General's employees. This puts Todd Vasos in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

Who are some of Dollar General's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Dollar General own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Dollar General investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Walmart (WMT), The Home Depot (HD), The Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), Visa (V), salesforce.com (CRM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Costco Wholesale (COST).

What is Dollar General's stock symbol?

Dollar General trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DG."

Who are Dollar General's major shareholders?

Dollar General's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.38%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.37%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.21%), Flossbach Von Storch AG (0.21%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.20%) and Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY (0.20%). Company insiders that own Dollar General stock include Anita C Elliott, Carman R Wenkoff, John W Garratt, Michael J Kindy, Rhonda Taylor, Steven G Sunderland and Todd J Vasos.
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Which institutional investors are selling Dollar General stock?

DG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., Scout Investments Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., New York State Common Retirement Fund, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, PGGM Investments, Unigestion Holding SA, and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have sold Dollar General company stock in the last year include Anita C Elliott, Carman R Wenkoff, John W Garratt, Michael J Kindy, Rhonda Taylor, Steven G Sunderland, and Todd J Vasos.
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Which institutional investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Flossbach Von Storch AG, Clark Capital Management Group Inc., Capital Advisors Inc. OK, Brinker Capital Investments LLC, Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., Boston Trust Walden Corp, AltraVue Capital LLC, and Calamos Advisors LLC.
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How do I buy shares of Dollar General?

Shares of DG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Dollar General's stock price today?

One share of DG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $235.05.

How much money does Dollar General make?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $55.52 billion and generates $33.75 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $2.66 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.62 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Dollar General have?

Dollar General employs 158,000 workers across the globe.

Does Dollar General have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Dollar General: Ashley River Insurance Company Inc., DC Financial LLC, DG Distribution GA LLC, DG Distribution IN LLC (f/k/a DG Distribution II LLC), DG Distribution Midwest LLC, DG Distribution NC LLC, DG Distribution Northeast LLC, DG Distribution PA LLC (f/k/a DG Distribution LLC), DG Distribution Southeast LLC, DG Distribution of Texas LLC (f/k/a DG Strategic VIII LLC), DG Fresh Distribution AL LLC, DG Fresh Distribution FL LLC, DG Fresh Distribution MO LLC, DG Fresh Distribution OH LLC, DG Fresh Distribution OK LLC, DG Fresh Distribution TX LLC, DG Logistics LLC, DG Louisiana LLC, DG Product Services LLC, DG Promotions Inc. (f/k/a Nations Title Company Inc.), DG Retail LLC, DG Strategic I LLC, DG Strategic II LLC, DG Strategic VI LLC, DG Strategic VII LLC, DG Transportation Inc., DG eCommerce LLC (f/k/a Strategic V LLC), DGC Holdings LLC, Dolgen California LLC (f/k/a DG Strategic IV LLC), Dolgen I Inc., Dolgen II Inc., Dolgen III Inc., Dolgen Midwest LLC (f/k/a DG Strategic III LLC), Dolgen NW LLC, Dolgen New York LLC, Dolgen Rhode Island LLC, Dolgen V, Dolgencorp LLC (f/k/a Dolgencorp Inc.), Dolgencorp of Texas Inc., Dollar General Global Sourcing (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., Dollar General Global Sourcing Holdings Limited, Dollar General Global Sourcing Limited, Dollar General I (HK) Limited, Dollar General II (HK) Limited, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Dollar General Partners, JPI LLC, Retail Property Investments LLC, Retail Risk Solutions LLC, Ridge 2021 LLC, South Boston FF&E LLC, South Boston Holdings Inc., and Sun-Dollar L.P..

When was Dollar General founded?

Dollar General was founded in 1939.

What is Dollar General's official website?

The official website for Dollar General is www.dollargeneral.com.

Where are Dollar General's headquarters?

Dollar General is headquartered at 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN, 37072.

How can I contact Dollar General?

Dollar General's mailing address is 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN, 37072. The company can be reached via phone at 615-855-4000.


This page was last updated on 8/4/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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