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

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$116.53 +2.64 (+2.32 %)
(As of 03/19/2019 04:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$113.89
Today's Range$114.18 - $116.61
52-Week Range$86.87 - $121.27
Volume4.13 million shs
Average Volume2.36 million shs
Market Capitalization$30.63 billion
P/E Ratio25.95
Dividend Yield1.02%
Beta0.71
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 N/A
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIP25667710
Phone615-855-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$23.47 billion
Cash Flow$5.8558 per share
Book Value$22.56 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.54 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees129,000
Market Cap$30.63 billion
Next Earnings Date5/30/2019 (Estimated)
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 Friday, March 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share on Tuesday, April 23rd. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 8th. This is a boost from Dollar General's previous quarterly dividend of $0.29. View Dollar General's Dividend History.

How will Dollar General's stock buyback program work?

Dollar General announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication 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 earnings results on Thursday, March, 14th. The company reported $1.84 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.89 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $6.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.61 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 24.03% and a net margin of 7.24%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.48 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, May 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Dollar General.

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

Dollar General issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 14th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.30-6.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.65. The company issued revenue guidance of +7% to approximately $27.42 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $27.50 billion.Dollar General also updated its guidance to EPS.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

19 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Dollar General's stock. Their forecasts range from $67.00 to $144.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $119.6471 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.7% from the stock's current price. 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 and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Dollar General.

Has Dollar General been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about DG stock has trended very negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a coverage optimism score of -3.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Dollar General's key competitors?

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 Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), NVIDIA (NVDA), General Electric (GE), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Walmart (WMT), Walt Disney (DIS), Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.45%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (5.41%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (3.71%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (3.31%), FMR LLC (2.77%) and Polen Capital Management LLC (2.72%). 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 Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, LSV Asset Management, Gotham Asset Management LLC and First Quadrant L P CA. 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Norges Bank, FMR LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, APG Asset Management N.V. and Congress Asset Management Co. MA. 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 $116.53.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $30.63 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:  919 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  594 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,513
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 3/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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