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

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$119.00 +0.48 (+0.40 %)
(As of 02/18/2019 09:16 AM ET)
Previous Close$118.52
Today's Range$118.7650 - $120.33
52-Week Range$85.54 - $120.33
Volume2.37 million shs
Average Volume2.09 million shs
Market Capitalization$31.28 billion
P/E Ratio26.50
Dividend Yield0.98%
Beta0.72
Dollar General Corp. engages in retailing of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products, and apparel. Its brands include Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. The company was founded by J. L. Turner and Hurley Calister Turner Sr. in 1939 and is headquartered in Goodlettsville, TN.

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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$23.47 billion
Cash Flow$6.0162 per share
Book Value$22.56 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.54 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees129,000
Market Cap$31.28 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 Monday, December 3rd. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.29 per share on Tuesday, January 22nd. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 7th. View Dollar General's Dividend History.

How will Dollar General's stock buyback program work?

Dollar General announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program 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. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December, 4th. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.26. The company earned $6.42 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.38 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 24.03% and a net margin of 7.24%. Dollar General's revenue was up 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.93 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, March 21st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Dollar General.

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

Dollar General updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, December, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.85-6.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.11. The company issued revenue guidance of +9% to ~$25.58 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $25.57 billion.Dollar General also updated its FY 2018 guidance to EPS.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

19 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Dollar General's stock. Their forecasts range from $67.00 to $129.00. On average, they anticipate Dollar General's stock price to reach $111.2059 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.5%. View Analyst Price Targets for Dollar General.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dollar General?

19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings, 13 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?

Headlines about DG stock have trended neutral this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a media sentiment score of 0.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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:
  • Todd J. Vasos, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • John W. Garratt, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Rhonda M. Taylor, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  • Robert D. Ravener, Chief People Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Carman R. Wenkoff, Chief Information Officer & Executive VP

Who are Dollar General's major shareholders?

Dollar General's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.45%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (3.71%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (3.31%), Polen Capital Management LLC (2.72%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.43%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.39%). 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 major investors are selling Dollar General stock?

DG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, Millennium Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, LSV Asset Management, Gotham Asset Management LLC, First Quadrant L P CA and State Treasurer State of Michigan. 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 major investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Congress Asset Management Co. MA, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System and Ardevora Asset Management LLP. 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 $119.00.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $31.28 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:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  907 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  580 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,487
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 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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