Dollar General Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:DG)

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation logoDollar 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
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $77.35
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $74.11
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $74.82
  • 52-Week Range: $66.50 - $96.88
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.14
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.46
  • P/E Growth: 1.88
  • Market Cap: $21.37B
  • Outstanding Shares: 276,264,000
  • Beta: 0.84
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 5.70%
  • Return on Equity: 22.79%
  • Return on Assets: 10.65%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.50%
  • Current Ratio: 1.34%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.16%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 12 Hold Ratings, 15 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $86.12 (11.34% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/22/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/6/2017Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageOutperform$91.00View Rating Details
1/13/2017Bank of America CorpReiterated Ratingbuy -> neutralView Rating Details
1/5/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$80.00View Rating Details
12/7/2016Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageHold$76.00View Rating Details
12/4/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$72.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
12/2/2016Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetMarket Perform$84.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details
11/30/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetNeutral$75.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
11/29/2016GuggenheimReiterated RatingBuy$90.00View Rating Details
11/29/2016Buckingham ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$90.00View Rating Details
10/12/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$84.00 -> $77.00View Rating Details
10/12/2016KeyCorpInitiated CoverageSector WeightView Rating Details
10/5/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$70.00View Rating Details
9/23/2016Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$74.00View Rating Details
9/14/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$92.00View Rating Details
9/7/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeMarket Perform -> UnderperformView Rating Details
9/7/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/6/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$84.00View Rating Details
8/31/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$89.00 -> $107.00View Rating Details
8/31/2016Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$99.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details
8/28/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuy$97.00View Rating Details
8/26/2016Johnson RiceDowngradeBuy -> AccumulateView Rating Details
8/26/2016BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$95.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details
8/26/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$90.00 -> $103.00View Rating Details
6/1/2016BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$105.00View Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
3/28/2016BB&T Co.Boost Price TargetBuy$89.00 -> $94.00View Rating Details
3/28/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$90.00 -> $100.00View Rating Details
3/8/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$78.00View Rating Details
12/4/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price TargetStrong-Buy$90.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
3/13/2015FBR & CoBoost Price TargetOutperform$65.00 -> $81.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/8/2017        
12/1/2016Q316$0.93$0.89$5.37 billion$5.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/25/2016Q216$1.09$1.08$5.50 billion$5.39 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/26/2016Q116$0.95$1.03$5.28 billion$5.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/10/2016Q415$1.26$1.30$5.30 billion$5.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/3/2015Q315$0.87$0.88$5.09 billion$5.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/27/2015Q215$0.94$0.95$5.13 million$5.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/2/2015Q115$0.81$0.84$4.94 billion$4.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/12/2015Q414$1.17$1.17$4.97 billion$4.94 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/4/2014Q314$0.80$0.79$4.76 billion$4.72 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/28/2014Q214$0.83$0.83$4.77 billion$4.72 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/3/2014Q114$0.73$0.72$4.56 billion$4.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/13/2014Q413$1.02$1.01$4.62 billion$4.49 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/5/2013Q3$0.70$0.72$4.42 billion$4.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/4/2013Q2 2013$0.74$0.77$4.36 billion$4.39 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/4/2013Q1 2013$0.71$0.71$4.24 billion$4.23 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/25/2013Q4 2012$0.90$0.97$4.26 billion$4.21 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/11/20120.63$0.60$0.63$3.96 billion$3.96 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/5/2012Q212$0.64$0.69$3.90 billion$3.95 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/4/2012$0.59$0.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/22/2012$0.82$0.87ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/5/2011$0.47$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/30/2011$0.48$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/1/2011$0.50$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/22/2011$0.59$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.39 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.70 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$1.24$1.28$1.26
Q2 20165$0.94$0.96$0.95
Q3 20165$1.07$1.09$1.08
Q4 20165$0.96$1.05$0.99
Q1 20175$0.93$1.56$1.34
Q2 20171$1.05$1.05$1.05
Q3 20173$0.92$0.97$0.94
Q4 20173$1.38$1.44$1.42
Q1 20182$1.03$1.08$1.06
Q2 20182$1.17$1.18$1.18
Q3 20182$0.99$1.03$1.01
Q4 20182$1.47$1.53$1.50
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
Annual Dividend:$1.00
Dividend Yield:1.29%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:23.53% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
22.78% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
21.28% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
12/1/2016quarterly$0.251.36%12/19/201612/21/20161/4/2017
8/25/2016quarterly$0.251.32%9/12/20169/14/20169/28/2016
5/26/2016quarterly$0.251.14%6/13/20166/15/20166/29/2016
3/10/2016quarterly$0.251.2%3/24/20163/29/20164/12/2016
12/3/2015quarterly$0.221.27%12/21/201512/23/20151/6/2016
8/27/2015quarterly$0.221.18%9/14/20159/16/20159/30/2015
5/28/2015quarterly$0.221.21%6/15/20156/17/20157/1/2015
3/12/2015quarterly$0.224/6/20154/8/20154/22/2015
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.22%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 81.93%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/16/2016Robert D RavenerEVPSell6,376$77.32$492,992.32View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Michael M. CalbertDirectorBuy13,000$75.53$981,890.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016William C. Rhodes IIIDirectorBuy5,000$76.30$381,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Anita C ElliottCAOSell2,947$91.11$268,501.17View SEC Filing  
4/8/2016John W FlaniganEVPSell35,196$82.17$2,892,055.32View SEC Filing  
4/7/2016John W FlaniganEVPSell228$83.75$19,095.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Rhonda TaylorEVPSell1,206$86.90$104,801.40View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Anita C ElliottCAOSell7,981$84.96$678,065.76View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016John W FlaniganEVPSell53,038$84.54$4,483,832.52View SEC Filing  
9/10/2015Todd J VasosCEOBuy4,300$70.73$304,139.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2015Robert D RavenerEVPSell5,012$77.77$389,783.24View SEC Filing  
6/11/2015David M TehleCFOSell36,589$77.93$2,851,380.77View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Robert D RavenerEVPSell1,559$75.71$118,031.89View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015Richard W DreilingCEOSell467,924$75.42$35,290,828.08View SEC Filing  
3/17/2015Robert D RavenerEVPSell3,390$74.95$254,080.50View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015David M TehleCFOSell101,005$75.29$7,604,666.45View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Richard DreilingCEOSell323,197$57.92$18,719,570.24View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013John FlaniganEVPSell19,404$58.39$1,132,999.56View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Todd VasosInsiderSell23,669$57.36$1,357,653.84View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013Adrian M JonesDirectorSell3,468,596$54.30$188,344,762.80View SEC Filing  
4/2/2013Sandra B CochranDirectorBuy1,960$50.61$99,195.60View SEC Filing  
10/18/2012Patricia FilikrushelDirectorBuy2,500$48.30$120,750.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2012Anita C ElliottSVPSell10,000$51.75$517,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2012David M TehleCFOSell32,894$51.75$1,702,264.50View SEC Filing  
10/3/2012Richard W DreilingCEOSell120,996$51.75$6,261,543.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2012Robert D RavenerEVPSell33,587$51.75$1,738,127.25View SEC Filing  
10/3/2012Todd J VasosInsiderSell37,453$51.75$1,938,192.75View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
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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. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Wednesday, January 4th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 19th.

Where is Dollar General Corporation's stock going? Where will Dollar General Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

28 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Dollar General Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $107.00. On average, they anticipate Dollar General Corporation's share price to reach $86.12 in the next twelve months.

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 many different of institutional and retail 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 purchased 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.

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)

Last Updated on 2/24/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff