NYSE:DG - Dollar General Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$99.95 +1.27 (+1.29 %)
(As of 06/22/2018 01:20 PM ET)
Previous Close$100.73
Today's Range$99.70 - $101.18
52-Week Range$68.69 - $105.82
Volume81,807 shs
Average Volume3.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.22 billion
P/E Ratio22.29
Dividend Yield1.18%
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 February 2, 2018, Dollar General Corporation operated 14,534 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

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.46
Current Ratio1.65
Quick Ratio0.23


Trailing P/E Ratio22.29
Forward P/E Ratio16.49
P/E Growth1.09

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$23.47 billion
Price / Sales1.14
Cash Flow$6.1281 per share
Price / Cash16.31
Book Value$23.31 per share
Price / Book4.29


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.49
Net Income$1.54 billion
Net Margins6.77%
Return on Equity22.40%
Return on Assets10.76%


Outstanding Shares267,560,000

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, May 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 10th will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share on Tuesday, July 24th. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 9th. View Dollar General's Dividend History.

How will Dollar General's stock buyback program work?

Dollar General declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 31st. The company reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.04. The business earned $6.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.18 billion. Dollar General had a net margin of 6.77% and a return on equity of 22.40%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.03 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, August, 30th 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, May, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.95-6.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.07.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Dollar General's shares. Their forecasts range from $67.00 to $116.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $95.8095 in the next year. 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?

Press coverage about DG stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.99 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are Dollar General's major shareholders?

Dollar General's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.11%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (5.84%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (2.53%), Polen Capital Management LLC (2.49%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (2.11%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.39%). Company insiders that own Dollar General stock include Anita C Elliott, Michael J Kindy, Michael M Calbert, Robert D Ravener, Timothy I Mcguire and William C Rhodes III. 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 Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, FIL Ltd, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Element Capital Management LLC, Lateef Investment Management L.P., Swiss National Bank and Mondrian Investment Partners LTD. 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 Summit Trail Advisors LLC, Polen Capital Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Interval Partners LP and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. Company insiders that have bought Dollar General stock in the last two years include Michael M Calbert, Timothy I Mcguire and William C Rhodes III. 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 $100.08.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $26.22 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 (DG)

Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  832 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  495 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,327
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 6/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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