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

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$121.96 +1.32 (+1.09 %)
(As of 05/26/2019 01:12 PM ET)
Previous Close$121.96
Today's Range$120.74 - $122.17
52-Week Range$86.87 - $126.84
Volume1.16 million shs
Average Volume1.60 million shs
Market Capitalization$31.61 billion
P/E Ratio20.43
Dividend Yield1.05%
Beta0.72
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$7.7980 per share
Book Value$24.41 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.59 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees135,000
Market Cap$31.61 billion
Next Earnings Date5/30/2019 (Confirmed)
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. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share on Tuesday, April 23rd. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 8th. This is a positive change 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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 14th. The company reported $1.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.89 by $0.05. The company earned $6.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.61 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 25.04% and a net margin of 6.20%. The company's revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.48 earnings per share. 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.

How can I listen to Dollar General's earnings call?

Dollar General will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, May 30th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8778681301.

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 earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.30-6.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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?

20 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Dollar General's stock. Their predictions range from $67.00 to $152.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $122.7895 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Dollar General.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dollar General?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 16 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?

News coverage about DG stock has trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news 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 closest to five being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a daily sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

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), Home Depot (HD), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Dollar Tree (DLTR).

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)
  • 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)

Who are Dollar General's major shareholders?

Dollar General's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.84%), FMR LLC (3.41%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (1.99%), Northern Trust Corp (1.45%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.41%) and Jackson Square Partners LLC (1.38%). 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 institutional investors are selling Dollar General stock?

DG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Timucuan Asset Management Inc. FL, Jackson Square Partners LLC, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Macquarie Group Ltd., Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. and FIL Ltd. 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 institutional investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Haverford Trust Co., Marshall Wace LLP, TD Asset Management Inc. and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 $121.96.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $31.61 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:  934 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  623 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,557
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 5/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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