NYSE:DG - Dollar General Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$125.14 -1.24 (-0.98 %)
(As of 04/26/2019 12:50 PM ET)
Previous Close$126.38
Today's Range$123.90 - $125.67
52-Week Range$86.87 - $126.48
Volume30,050 shs
Average Volume1.65 million shs
Market Capitalization$32.43 billion
P/E Ratio20.96
Dividend Yield1.03%
Beta0.71
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 and other home cleaning supplies; 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, which include 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 decorations, 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 comprises casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of March 1, 2019, Dollar General Corporation operated 15,472 stores in 44 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIP25667710
Phone615-855-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$25.63 billion
Cash Flow$7.8310 per share
Book Value$24.41 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.59 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees135,000
Market Cap$32.43 billion
Next Earnings Date5/30/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dollar General's stock symbol?

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

How often does Dollar General pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Dollar General?

Dollar General announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 9th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share on Tuesday, April 23rd. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 8th. This is an increase from Dollar General's previous quarterly dividend of $0.29. View Dollar General's Dividend History.

How will Dollar General's stock buyback program work?

Dollar General declared that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 14th. The company reported $1.84 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.89 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $6.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.61 billion. Dollar General had a net margin of 6.20% and a return on equity of 25.04%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.48 EPS. View Dollar General's Earnings History.

When is Dollar General's next earnings date?

Dollar General is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Dollar General.

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

Dollar General issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 14th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.30-6.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.65. The company issued revenue guidance of +7% to approximately $27.42 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $27.50 billion.Dollar General also updated its guidance to EPS.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

21 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Dollar General's shares. Their predictions range from $67.00 to $144.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $120.3158 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.9%. View Analyst Price Targets for Dollar General.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dollar General?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Dollar General.

Has Dollar General been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about DG stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a news impact score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Dollar General?

Dollar General saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 7,358,143 shares, an increase of 51.1% from the March 15th total of 4,871,177 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,112,253 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.5 days. Approximately 2.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Dollar General's Current Options Chain.

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 Alibaba Group (BABA), General Electric (GE), NVIDIA (NVDA), Netflix (NFLX), Walt Disney (DIS), Walmart (WMT), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Home Depot (HD) and Micron Technology (MU).

Who are Dollar General's key executives?

Dollar General's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Todd J. Vasos, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. John W. Garratt, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Ms. Rhonda M. Taylor, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 51)
  • Mr. Robert D. Ravener Jr., Exec. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. Jeffery Carl Owen, Exec. VP of Store Operations (Age 49)

Who are Dollar General's major shareholders?

Dollar General's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt (0.73%), Hexavest Inc. (0.21%), Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY (0.19%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.17%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.14%) and Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.13%). Company insiders that own Dollar General stock include Anita C Elliott, Michael J Kindy, Rhonda Taylor, Robert D Ravener and Timothy I Mcguire. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Dollar General.

Which major investors are selling Dollar General stock?

DG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Vigilant Capital Management LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Ardevora Asset Management LLP and TIAA FSB. Company insiders that have sold Dollar General company stock in the last year include Rhonda Taylor and Robert D Ravener. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dollar General.

Which major investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Ellis Investment Partners LLC, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Central Bank & Trust Co., Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Hexavest Inc. and Strs Ohio. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dollar General.

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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Dollar General's stock price today?

One share of DG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $125.14.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $32.43 billion and generates $25.63 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.59 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.97 on an earnings per share basis. Dollar General employs 135,000 workers across the globe.

What is Dollar General's official website?

The official website for Dollar General is http://www.dollargeneral.com.

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.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Dollar General (NYSE DG)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  928 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  614 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,542
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Dollar General and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe DG will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe DG will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 4/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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