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

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$105.29 -5.22 (-4.72 %)
(As of 11/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$110.51
Today's Range$103.61 - $107.97
52-Week Range$85.54 - $118.45
Volume3.92 million shs
Average Volume2.48 million shs
Market Capitalization$29.59 billion
P/E Ratio23.45
Dividend Yield1.04%
Beta0.82
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, 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
Current SymbolNYSE:DG
Previous Symbol
CUSIP25667710
Phone615-855-4000

Debt

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

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio23.45
Forward P/E Ratio17.26
P/E Growth1.34

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$23.47 billion
Price / Sales1.19
Cash Flow$5.6791 per share
Price / Cash18.54
Book Value$22.56 per share
Price / Book4.67

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$29.59 billion
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 Thursday, August 30th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 1.10%. 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 of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) released its earnings results on Thursday, August, 30th. The company reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.03. The company earned $6.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.38 billion. Dollar General had a net margin of 7.06% and a return on equity of 23.51%. Dollar General's revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm 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 EPS 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?

22 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Dollar General's shares. Their predictions range from $67.00 to $125.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $106.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Dollar General.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dollar General?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 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.

Has Dollar General been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about DG stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a news sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

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)

Who are Dollar General's major shareholders?

Dollar General's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.34%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (3.68%), Polen Capital Management LLC (2.65%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (2.27%), FMR LLC (2.26%) and Jackson Square Partners LLC (1.58%). 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 Coho Partners Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Fiduciary Management Inc. WI, Jackson Square Partners LLC, Credit Suisse AG, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Prudential Financial Inc. and Diamond Hill Capital 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Jennison Associates LLC, FMR LLC, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Inc. and State Treasurer State of Michigan. 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 $105.29.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $29.59 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.

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:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  886 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  554 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,440
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 11/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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