About Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
Dollar 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 Stores
- Sub-Industry: General Merchandise Stores
- Symbol: NYSE:DG
- CUSIP: 25667710
- Web: www.dollargeneral.com
- Market Cap: $22.85 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 273,259,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $79.23
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $74.40
- 52 Week Range: $65.97 - $83.79
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.94
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.82
- P/E Growth: 2.36
- Annual Revenue: $22.77 billion
- Price / Sales: 1.00
- Book Value: $20.81 per share
- Price / Book: 4.02
- Annual Dividend: $1.04
- Dividend Yield: 1.3%
- EBITDA: $2.44 billion
- Net Margins: 5.38%
- Return on Equity: 22.67%
- Return on Assets: 10.49%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.47%
- Current Ratio: 1.42%
- Quick Ratio: 0.18%
- Average Volume: 2.75 million shs.
- Beta: 0.96
- Short Ratio: 4.97
Frequently Asked Questions for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Tuesday, October 24th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 6th. View Dollar General Corporation's Dividend History.
How were Dollar General Corporation's earnings last quarter?
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 31st. The company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.01. The company earned $5.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.80 billion. Dollar General Corporation had a return on equity of 22.67% and a net margin of 5.38%. The business's revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.08 EPS. View Dollar General Corporation's Earnings History.
When will Dollar General Corporation make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Dollar General Corporation's stock going? Where will Dollar General Corporation's stock price be in 2017?
19 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Dollar General Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $62.00 to $90.00. On average, they expect Dollar General Corporation's share price to reach $79.56 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Dollar General Corporation.
What are analysts saying about Dollar General Corporation stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Dollar General Corporation stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Dollar General remains committed toward better price management, merchandise initiatives and cost containment. The company’s recent deal to acquire 322 stores from a small multi-price point retailer is also encouraging. We believe that the company’s strategic endeavors have helped it to deliver better-than-expected results for the second straight quarter, as it posted first-quarter fiscal 2017 financial numbers. Upbeat performance and the news of recent store buyout deal, prompted management to raise its sales outlook. As a result the stock has outperformed the industry in the past six months. Meanwhile, Trump’s suggestion of reducing food stamps program by $193 billion, which is nearly 25% of the budget for the program, will have a detrimental effect. Cut in SNAP benefit will hamper the company’s performance as people with low income will have less money to spend and could restrict their spending to low margin products." (8/29/2017)
- 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Shares ended up despite the downward guidance as investors took comfort in mgmt. comments on pricing. GM% was better than expected and mgmt. noted it was in a solid price position. The underlying message is that competition has eased up for now. We highlighted this in our Jan. note as we saw WMT avg. basket pricing increase in several markets (dollar store price survey) as its price investments were more significant in our grocery studies." (3/17/2017)
- 3. Guggenheim analysts commented, "Lowering Estimates and PT on Largely One-Time Labor Investments'Remain Buy-Rated. DG is proactively investing in its business to drive secular share gains but doing so in a manner that is more sustainable, less destabilizing, and more likely to earn a reasonable return. Rather than simply cut prices, the company is spending $70M to upgrade the talent and performance of its 13,000 store managers. This can have a direct, positive impact on in-stock conditions, customer service, and shrink and does not feed the price war narrative. We are lowering our 2017-2019 estimates to reflect these investments (and rebasing of EBIT margin) and our PT to $85 from $90 but remain Buy-rated." (3/17/2017)
Who are some of Dollar General Corporation's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Dollar General Corporation include Hennes & Mauritz AB (HNNMY), eBay (EBAY), Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB de CV (WMMVY), Target Corporation (TGT), Compass Group PLC (CMPGY), Yum! Brands (YUM), Ctrip.com International (CTRP), Ross Stores (ROST), Expedia (EXPE), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Tesco PLC (TSCDY), Kroger Company (The) (KR), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AHONY), Best Buy Co. (BBY), AutoZone (AZO), Restaurant Brands International (QSR) and Carrefour SA (CRRFY).
Who are Dollar General Corporation's key executives?
Dollar General Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:
- Todd J. Vasos, Chief Executive Officer, Director
- John W. Garratt, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
- Carman Wenkoff, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
- Rhonda M. Taylor, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
- Jeffery C. Owen, Executive Vice President - Store Operations
- Robert D. Ravener Jr., Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
- Jason S. Reiser, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer
- Anita C. Elliott, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller
- Michael J. Kindy, Senior Vice President - Global Supply Chain
- Michael M. Calbert, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
Who owns Dollar General Corporation stock?
Dollar General Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (0.41%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.14%), PGGM Investments (0.10%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.06%), Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. (0.03%) and State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%). Company insiders that own Dollar General Corporation stock include Anita C Elliott, John W Flanigan, Michael M Calbert, Rhonda Taylor, Robert D Ravener and William C Rhodes III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Dollar General Corporation.
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 Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., PGGM Investments, APG Asset Management N.V., State Treasurer State of Michigan, Foster & Motley Inc. and SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dollar General Corporation.
Who bought Dollar General Corporation stock? Who is buying Dollar General Corporation stock?
Dollar General Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shell Asset Management Co., Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Alpha Windward LLC, BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC and Meeder Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Dollar General Corporation stock in the last two years include Michael M Calbert and William C Rhodes III. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dollar General Corporation.
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.
What is Dollar General Corporation's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE DG)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Dollar General Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Dollar General Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $83.61.
Consensus Ratings for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Sell Rating, 10 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.37)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$79.56 (4.85% downside)|Consensus Price Target History for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
Analysts' Ratings History for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|10/10/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$85.00||N/A|
|9/29/2017||Piper Jaffray Companies||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$85.00||Low|
|9/27/2017||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Neutral -> Hold||Low|
|9/13/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Boost Price Target||Buy -> Buy||$87.00 -> $90.00||Low|
|9/1/2017||Deutsche Bank AG||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$79.00||Low|
|9/1/2017||Jefferies Group LLC||Boost Price Target||Hold||$68.00 -> $73.00||Low|
|8/25/2017||Bank of America Corporation||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$90.00||High|
|8/24/2017||Loop Capital||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$76.00||Medium|
|8/7/2017||Buckingham Research||Reiterated Rating||Neutral -> Neutral||$75.00||Low|
|6/6/2017||Morgan Stanley||Reiterated Rating||Overweight||$85.00||Low|
|6/2/2017||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$76.00||Low|
|6/2/2017||Johnson Rice||Upgrade||Accumulate -> Buy||Low|
|6/1/2017||Gordon Haskett||Upgrade||Reduce -> Accumulate||High|
|5/17/2017||Sanford C. Bernstein||Reiterated Rating||Outperform||$88.00||Low|
|3/23/2017||Credit Suisse Group||Downgrade||Neutral -> Underperform||$62.00||High|
|3/17/2017||Guggenheim||Lower Price Target||$85.00||Medium|
|2/22/2017||MKM Partners||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$83.00||N/A|
|12/2/2016||Telsey Advisory Group||Lower Price Target||Market Perform||$84.00 -> $78.00||N/A|
|11/30/2016||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Lower Price Target||Neutral||$75.00 -> $70.00||N/A|
|10/12/2016||KeyCorp||Initiated Coverage||Sector Weight||N/A|
|9/7/2016||Wolfe Research||Downgrade||Market Perform -> Underperform||N/A|
|9/6/2016||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Downgrade||Buy -> Neutral||$84.00||N/A|
|8/31/2016||Atlantic Securities||Downgrade||Buy -> Neutral||$99.00 -> $78.00||N/A|
|6/1/2016||BTIG Research||Initiated Coverage||Buy -> Buy||$105.00||N/A|
|5/16/2016||Sterne Agee CRT||Reiterated Rating||Buy||N/A|
|3/28/2016||BB&T Corporation||Boost Price Target||Buy||$89.00 -> $94.00||N/A|
|3/28/2016||Stifel Nicolaus||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$90.00 -> $100.00||N/A|
|12/4/2015||Raymond James Financial, Inc.||Lower Price Target||Strong-Buy||$90.00 -> $85.00||N/A|
Earnings History for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)Earnings History by Quarter for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE DG)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|8/31/2017||Q2 2018||$1.09||$1.10||$5.80 billion||$5.83 billion||View||N/A|
|6/1/2017||Q1 17||$1.00||$1.03||$5.59 billion||$5.61 billion||View||Listen|
|3/16/2017||Q4 2017||$1.41||$1.49||$5.96 billion||$6.01 billion||View||N/A|
|12/1/2016||Q316||$0.93||$0.89||$5.37 billion||$5.32 billion||View||Listen|
|8/25/2016||Q216||$1.09||$1.08||$5.50 billion||$5.39 billion||View||Listen|
|5/26/2016||Q116||$0.95||$1.03||$5.28 billion||$5.27 billion||View||Listen|
|3/10/2016||Q415||$1.26||$1.30||$5.30 billion||$5.29 billion||View||Listen|
|12/3/2015||Q315||$0.87||$0.88||$5.09 billion||$5.07 billion||View||Listen|
|8/27/2015||Q215||$0.94||$0.95||$5.13 million||$5.10 million||View||Listen|
|6/2/2015||Q115||$0.81||$0.84||$4.94 billion||$4.92 billion||View||Listen|
|3/12/2015||Q414||$1.17||$1.17||$4.97 billion||$4.94 billion||View||Listen|
|12/4/2014||Q314||$0.80||$0.79||$4.76 billion||$4.72 billion||View||Listen|
|8/28/2014||Q214||$0.83||$0.83||$4.77 billion||$4.72 billion||View||N/A|
|6/3/2014||Q114||$0.73||$0.72||$4.56 billion||$4.52 billion||View||N/A|
|3/13/2014||Q413||$1.02||$1.01||$4.62 billion||$4.49 billion||View||N/A|
|12/5/2013||Q3||$0.70||$0.72||$4.42 billion||$4.38 billion||View||Listen|
|9/4/2013||Q2 2013||$0.74||$0.77||$4.36 billion||$4.39 billion||View||N/A|
|6/4/2013||Q1 2013||$0.71||$0.71||$4.24 billion||$4.23 billion||View||N/A|
|3/25/2013||Q4 2012||$0.90||$0.97||$4.26 billion||$4.21 billion||View||N/A|
|12/11/2012||0.63||$0.60||$0.63||$3.96 billion||$3.96 billion||View||N/A|
|9/5/2012||Q212||$0.64||$0.69||$3.90 billion||$3.95 billion||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.75
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.50
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.98
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
|Dividend Growth:||0.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||23.48% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
23.06% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
20.93% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend History by Quarter for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE DG)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.22%Insider Trades by Quarter for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 90.49%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|9/12/2017||Robert D Ravener||EVP||Sell||11,257||$77.00||$866,789.00|| |
|12/16/2016||Robert D Ravener||EVP||Sell||6,376||$77.32||$492,992.32|| |
|8/30/2016||Michael M. Calbert||Director||Buy||13,000||$75.53||$981,890.00|| |
|8/26/2016||William C. Rhodes III||Director||Buy||5,000||$76.30||$381,500.00|| |
|6/3/2016||Anita C Elliott||CAO||Sell||2,947||$91.11||$268,501.17|| |
|4/8/2016||John W Flanigan||EVP||Sell||35,196||$82.17||$2,892,055.32|| |
|4/7/2016||John W Flanigan||EVP||Sell||228||$83.75||$19,095.00|| |
|4/1/2016||Rhonda Taylor||EVP||Sell||1,206||$86.90||$104,801.40|| |
|3/14/2016||Anita C Elliott||CAO||Sell||7,981||$84.96||$678,065.76|| |
|3/11/2016||John W Flanigan||EVP||Sell||53,038||$84.54||$4,483,832.52|| |
|9/10/2015||Todd J Vasos||CEO||Buy||4,300||$70.73||$304,139.00|| |
|6/17/2015||Robert D Ravener||EVP||Sell||5,012||$77.77||$389,783.24|| |
|6/11/2015||David M Tehle||CFO||Sell||36,589||$77.93||$2,851,380.77|| |
|3/23/2015||Robert D Ravener||EVP||Sell||1,559||$75.71||$118,031.89|| |
|3/20/2015||Richard W Dreiling||CEO||Sell||467,924||$75.42||$35,290,828.08|| |
|3/17/2015||Robert D Ravener||EVP||Sell||3,390||$74.95||$254,080.50|| |
|3/16/2015||David M Tehle||CFO||Sell||101,005||$75.29||$7,604,666.45|| |
|3/19/2014||Richard Dreiling||CEO||Sell||323,197||$57.92||$18,719,570.24|| |
|9/19/2013||John Flanigan||EVP||Sell||19,404||$58.39||$1,132,999.56|| |
|9/17/2013||Todd Vasos||Insider||Sell||23,669||$57.36||$1,357,653.84|| |
|7/11/2013||Adrian M Jones||Director||Sell||3,468,596||$54.30||$188,344,762.80|| |
|4/2/2013||Sandra B Cochran||Director||Buy||1,960||$50.61||$99,195.60|| |
|10/18/2012||Patricia Filikrushel||Director||Buy||2,500||$48.30||$120,750.00|| |
|10/3/2012||Anita C Elliott||SVP||Sell||10,000||$51.75||$517,500.00|| |
|10/3/2012||David M Tehle||CFO||Sell||32,894||$51.75||$1,702,264.50|| |
|10/3/2012||Richard W Dreiling||CEO||Sell||120,996||$51.75||$6,261,543.00|| |
|10/3/2012||Robert D Ravener||EVP||Sell||33,587||$51.75||$1,738,127.25|| |
|10/3/2012||Todd J Vasos||Insider||Sell||37,453||$51.75||$1,938,192.75|| |
Headline Trends for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
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