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NYSE:DGDollar General Stock Price, Forecast & News

$166.70
-2.48 (-1.47 %)
(As of 04/8/2020 11:08 AM ET)
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$166.41
Now: $166.70
$172.64
50-Day Range
$136.10
MA: $153.96
$169.65
52-Week Range
$116.15
Now: $166.70
$172.02
Volume52,102 shs
Average Volume2.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$42.00 billion
P/E Ratio25.07
Dividend Yield0.75%
Beta0.38
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 2.8Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.05 out of 5 stars


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$27.75 billion
Cash Flow$9.14 per share
Book Value$26.60 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.71 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees143,000
Market Cap$42.00 billion
Next Earnings Date6/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Dollar General's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Dollar General's stock was trading at $157.63 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, DG stock has increased by 5.8% and is now trading at $166.70. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Dollar General?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings, 20 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Dollar General.

When is Dollar General's next earnings date?

Dollar General is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, June 4th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Dollar General.

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 12th. The company reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.01 by $0.09. The firm earned $7.16 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.14 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 26.04% and a net margin of 6.17%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.84 earnings per share. View Dollar General's earnings history.

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

Dollar General announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share on Tuesday, April 21st. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.86%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 6th. This is an increase from Dollar General's previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. View Dollar General's dividend history.

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

Dollar General updated its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 12th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 7.40-7.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.65. The company issued revenue guidance of $29.836-29.974 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $27.75 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

23 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Dollar General's shares. Their forecasts range from $133.00 to $190.00. On average, they anticipate Dollar General's share price to reach $168.23 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Dollar General.

Has Dollar General been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about DG stock has been trending very negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a news sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutDollar General.

Are investors shorting Dollar General?

Dollar General saw a drop in short interest in March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 3,556,100 shares, a drop of 25.9% from the February 27th total of 4,800,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,850,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.9 days. Currently, 1.4% of the company's shares are short sold. View Dollar General's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Dollar General's key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Dollar General include Target (TGT), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Big Lots (BIG), Tuesday Morning (TUES) and Fred's (FREDQ).

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), Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Walmart (WMT), AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), Visa (V), Netflix (NFLX), Home Depot (HD) and salesforce.com (CRM).

Who are Dollar General's key executives?

Dollar General's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Todd J. Vasos, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. John W. Garratt, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Robert D. Ravener Jr., Exec. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. Jeffery Carl Owen, Exec. VP of Store Operations (Age 49)
  • Mr. Jason S. Reiser, Exec. VP & Chief Merchandising Officer (Age 51)

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. (0.34%), Nexus Investment Management Inc. (0.07%), Park National Corp OH (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%), Hotaling Investment Management LLC (0.01%) and Gradient Investments LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Dollar General stock include Anita C Elliott, Patricia Filikrushel, 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 Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Nexus Investment Management Inc., Hotaling Investment Management LLC, Burns J W & Co. Inc. NY, Bath Savings Trust Co, and Lake Street Financial LLC. View insider buying and selling activity for Dollar General.

Which major investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A., Park National Corp OH, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Gradient Investments LLC, and IBM Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have bought Dollar General stock in the last two years include Patricia Filikrushel, and Timothy I Mcguire. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Dollar General's stock price today?

One share of DG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $166.70.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $42.00 billion and generates $27.75 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.71 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.73 on an earnings per share basis. Dollar General employs 143,000 workers across the globe. View additional information about Dollar General.

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.

This page was last updated on 4/8/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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