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

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$108.26 -1.30 (-1.19 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$109.56
Today's Range$108.05 - $110.87
52-Week Range$76.57 - $112.59
Volume5.29 million shs
Average Volume2.51 million shs
Market Capitalization$29.03 billion
P/E Ratio24.09
Dividend Yield1.06%
Beta0.94
Dollar General logoDollar 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, 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 July 24, 2018 Dollar General Corporation operated 15,000 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 headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores
SectorRetail/Wholesale
SymbolNYSE:DG
CUSIP25667710
Phone615-855-4000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44
Current Ratio1.55
Quick Ratio0.21

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio24.09
Forward P/E Ratio17.75
P/E Growth1.32

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$23.47 billion
Price / Sales1.22
Cash Flow$5.9516 per share
Price / Cash18.19
Book Value$24.02 per share
Price / Book4.51

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.49
Net Income$1.54 billion
Net Margins7.06%
Return on Equity23.51%
Return on Assets11.44%

Miscellaneous

Employees129,000
Outstanding Shares265,530,000
Market Cap$29.03 billion

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 Thursday, August 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.29 per share on Tuesday, October 23rd. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 5th. View Dollar General's Dividend History.

How will Dollar General's stock buyback program work?

Dollar General announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 30th. The company reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $6.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.38 billion. Dollar General had a net margin of 7.06% and a return on equity of 23.51%. The firm's revenue was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.10 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, December, 6th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Dollar General.

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

Dollar General issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.95-6.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.07. The company issued revenue guidance of +9.0-9.3% to ~$25.58-25.65 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $25.45 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

25 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Dollar General's stock. Their forecasts range from $67.00 to $125.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $102.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Dollar General.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dollar General?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings, 14 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Dollar General.

Who are some of Dollar General's key competitors?

Who are Dollar General's key executives?

Dollar General's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Todd J. Vasos, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. John W. Garratt, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49)
  • Ms. Rhonda M. Taylor, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 50)
  • Mr. Robert D. Ravener Jr., Exec. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Jeffery Carl Owen, Exec. VP of Store Operations (Age 48)

Has Dollar General been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about DG stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for Dollar General.

Who are Dollar General's major shareholders?

Dollar General's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.18%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (3.71%), Polen Capital Management LLC (2.62%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (2.41%), FMR LLC (2.07%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.48%). Company insiders that own Dollar General stock include Anita C Elliott, Michael J Kindy, Robert D Ravener and Timothy I Mcguire. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Dollar General.

Which institutional investors are selling Dollar General stock?

DG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Laurion Capital Management LP, Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, Stelliam Investment Management LP, Federated Investors Inc. PA, BlackRock Inc., Hexavest Inc. and TD Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Dollar General company stock in the last year include Anita C Elliott, Michael J Kindy and Robert D Ravener. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dollar General.

Which institutional investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Unigestion Holding SA, FMR LLC, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC and Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC. 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 $108.26.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $29.03 billion and generates $23.47 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.54 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.49 on an earnings per share basis. Dollar General employs 129,000 workers across the globe.

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:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  873 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  537 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,410
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 9/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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