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NYSE:DG

Dollar General - DG Stock Forecast, Price & News

$255.30
+2.22 (+0.88%)
(As of 08/8/2022 05:42 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$253.49
$259.65
50-Day Range
$218.82
$254.86
52-Week Range
$183.25
$262.20
Volume
1.33 million shs
Average Volume
2.04 million shs
Market Capitalization
$57.95 billion
P/E Ratio
26.18
Dividend Yield
0.87%
Price Target
$251.69

Dollar General MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.87 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
1.5% Downside
$251.69 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.81% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.89
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.29mentions of Dollar General in the last 14 days
Based on 12 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$3.09 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.94%
From $11.52 to $12.55 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.55 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

71st out of 261 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

6th out of 12 stocks

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About Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Stock

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, Midwestern, and eastern United States. It offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products, such as paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, disinfectants, and laundry products; packaged food comprising cereals, pasta, canned soups, fruits and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; and perishables that include milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine. The company's consumable products also comprise snacks, such as 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, it offers seasonal products comprising holiday items, 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, the company provides apparel, which comprise casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of February 25, 2022, it operated 18,190 stores in 47 states in the United 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.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

DG has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Oppenheimer lifted their target price on shares of Dollar General from $240.00 to $275.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. Truist Financial increased their price objective on Dollar General from $227.00 to $262.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday. Loop Capital reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Dollar General in a report on Friday, May 20th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Dollar General from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $225.00 to $250.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Dollar General from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $258.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of $251.69.

Dollar General Stock Performance

Shares of DG traded up $3.33 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $256.41. The stock had a trading volume of 32,213 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,040,056. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $241.85 and a 200 day moving average price of $227.37. Dollar General has a 12 month low of $183.25 and a 12 month high of $262.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $58.20 billion, a PE ratio of 25.96, a PEG ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.09.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 26th. The company reported $2.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.32 by $0.09. Dollar General had a net margin of 6.58% and a return on equity of 37.05%. The company had revenue of $8.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.71 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.82 earnings per share. Dollar General's revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Dollar General will post 11.52 EPS for the current year.

Dollar General Announces Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 19th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 5th were issued a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 1st. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.86%. Dollar General's payout ratio is currently 22.56%.

Insider Activity

In other Dollar General news, CAO Anita C. Elliott sold 5,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $247.11, for a total transaction of $1,235,550.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 16,279 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,022,703.69. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. In other Dollar General news, CAO Anita C. Elliott sold 5,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $247.11, for a total value of $1,235,550.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 16,279 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,022,703.69. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Patricia Filikrushel sold 5,289 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $221.59, for a total transaction of $1,171,989.51. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 22,793 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,050,700.87. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 13,288 shares of company stock worth $3,089,602 in the last quarter. 0.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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DG Company Calendar

Last Earnings
5/26/2022
Ex-Dividend for 7/19 Dividend
7/01/2022
Dividend Payable
7/19/2022
Today
8/08/2022
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
8/25/2022
Fiscal Year End
1/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Variety stores
Sub-Industry
General Merchandise Stores
CUSIP
25667710
Employees
163,000
Year Founded
1939

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$251.69
High Stock Price Forecast
$275.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$210.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-1.4%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.87
Research Coverage
15 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.40 billion
Pretax Margin
8.39%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$34.22 billion
Cash Flow
$13.23 per share
Book Value
$27.03 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
225,635,000
Market Cap
$57.95 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.40

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DG Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Dollar General stock right now?

15 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" DG shares.
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What is Dollar General's stock price forecast for 2022?

15 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Dollar General's shares. Their DG stock forecasts range from $210.00 to $275.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $251.69 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.0%.
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How has Dollar General's stock performed in 2022?

Dollar General's stock was trading at $235.83 at the beginning of the year. Since then, DG stock has increased by 8.9% and is now trading at $256.78.
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When is Dollar General's next earnings date?

Dollar General is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 25th 2022.
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How can I listen to Dollar General's earnings call?

Dollar General will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, August 25th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 877-660-6853 with passcode "13731252".

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Co. (NYSE:DG) issued its earnings results on Thursday, May, 26th. The company reported $2.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.32 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $8.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.71 billion. Dollar General had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 37.05% and a net margin of 6.58%. Dollar General's revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.82 earnings per share.
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How often does Dollar General pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Dollar General?

Dollar General announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 26th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 5th will be given a dividend of $0.55 per share on Tuesday, July 19th. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.86%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 1st.
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Is Dollar General a good dividend stock?

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.87%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 8 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 22.56%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, DG will have a dividend payout ratio of 17.53% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Dollar General's stock buyback program work?

Dollar General announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, December 2nd 2021, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 3.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Dollar General issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, June, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $11.39-$11.59 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $11.37. The company issued revenue guidance of $37.64 billion-$37.81 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.59.

What is Todd Vasos' approval rating as Dollar General's CEO?

2,238 employees have rated Dollar General Chief Executive Officer Todd Vasos on Glassdoor.com. Todd Vasos has an approval rating of 48% among the company's employees. This puts Todd Vasos in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Walmart (WMT), Home Depot (HD), Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), Visa (V), Salesforce (CRM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Costco Wholesale (COST).

What is Dollar General's stock symbol?

Dollar General trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DG."

Who are Dollar General's major shareholders?

Dollar General's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Alecta Tjanstepension Omsesidigt (1.14%), CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC (0.61%), Coho Partners Ltd. (0.55%), TD Asset Management Inc. (0.41%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (0.38%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.33%). Insiders that own company stock include Anita C Elliott, Antonio Zuazo, Carman R Wenkoff, Emily C Taylor, John W Garratt, Michael J Kindy, Patricia Filikrushel, Rhonda Taylor, Steven G Sunderland and Todd J Vasos.
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How do I buy shares of Dollar General?

Shares of DG stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Dollar General's stock price today?

One share of DG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $256.78.

How much money does Dollar General make?

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) has a market capitalization of $58.29 billion and generates $34.22 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $2.40 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.75 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Dollar General have?

Dollar General employs 163,000 workers across the globe.

Does Dollar General have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Dollar General: Ashley River Insurance Company Inc., DC Financial LLC, DG Distribution GA LLC, DG Distribution IN LLC, DG Distribution Midwest LLC, DG Distribution NC LLC, DG Distribution Northeast LLC, DG Distribution PA LLC, DG Distribution Southeast LLC, DG Distribution of Texas LLC, DG Fresh Distribution AL LLC, DG Fresh Distribution FL LLC, DG Fresh Distribution MO LLC, DG Fresh Distribution TX LLC, DG Logistics LLC(13), DG Louisiana LLC(2), DG Media Network LLC, DG Product Services LLC(12), DG Promotions Inc., DG Retail LLC(12), DG Strategic I LLC(10), DG Strategic II LLC, DG Strategic VI LLC, DG Strategic VII LLC(18), DG Transportation Inc., DG eCommerce LLC, DGC Holdings LLC, Dolgen California LLC(12), Dolgen Holdings LLC(3), Dolgen I Inc., Dolgen II Inc., Dolgen III Inc., Dolgen Midwest LLC(12), Dolgen NW LLC, Dolgen New York LLC(12), Dolgen Rhode Island LLC(12), Dolgen V(6), DolgenMX S.A. de C.V. (4), Dolgencorp LLC(1), Dolgencorp of Texas Inc.(11), Dollar General Global Sourcing (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.(8), Dollar General Global Sourcing Holdings Limited(7), Dollar General Global Sourcing Limited(16), Dollar General I (HK) Limited(5), Dollar General II (HK) Limited(5), Dollar General Literacy Foundation(17), Dollar General Partners(9), JPI LLC, Retail Property Investments LLC, Retail Risk Solutions LLC, Ridge 2021 LLC, South Boston FF&E LLC(15), South Boston Holdings Inc., and Sun-Dollar L.P.(14).
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When was Dollar General founded?

Dollar General was founded in 1939.

How can I contact Dollar General?

Dollar General's mailing address is 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN, 37072. The official website for the company is www.dollargeneral.com. The company can be reached via phone at (615) 855-4000 or via fax at 615-386-9936.

This page (NYSE:DG) was last updated on 8/8/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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