NYSE:DG

Dollar General Stock Forecast, Price & News

$214.09
+1.39 (+0.65 %)
(As of 06/21/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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$197.15
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Volume69,962 shs
Average Volume2.39 million shs
Market Capitalization$50.57 billion
P/E Ratio19.70
Dividend Yield0.79%
Beta0.52
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About Dollar General

Dollar 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 products; 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, 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, the company 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, it 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 26, 2021, Dollar General Corporation operated 17,266 stores in 46 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.

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2.40 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

4th out of 401 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

2nd out of 17 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dollar General a buy right now?

22 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings, 17 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Dollar General stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Dollar General?

Wall Street analysts have given Dollar General a "Buy" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Dollar General wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Dollar General?

Dollar General saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 28th, there was short interest totaling 3,870,000 shares, an increase of 19.8% from the May 13th total of 3,230,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,280,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.7 days. Approximately 1.6% of the company's stock are short sold.
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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 26th 2021.
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How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Co. (NYSE:DG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 26th. The company reported $2.82 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.19 by $0.63. The firm earned $8.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.28 billion. Dollar General had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 39.37% and a net margin of 7.96%. The business's revenue was down .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $2.56 EPS.
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How has Dollar General's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Dollar General's stock was trading at $157.63 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, DG shares have increased by 35.8% and is now trading at $214.09.
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How often does Dollar General pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Dollar General?

Dollar General declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 6th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share on Tuesday, July 20th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 2nd.
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Is Dollar General a good dividend stock?

Dollar General pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.79%. Dollar General has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Dollar General is 15.82%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Dollar General will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.07% next year. This indicates that Dollar General will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Dollar General's stock buyback program work?

Dollar General declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Thursday, March 18th 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 purchase up to 4.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally 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 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday, June, 15th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.500-10.200 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $9.580. The company issued revenue guidance of $33.41 billion-34.08 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $33.91 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

22 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Dollar General's shares. Their forecasts range from $182.00 to $260.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's share price to reach $234.23 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.4% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Dollar General's key executives?

Dollar General's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Todd J. Vasos, CEO & Director (Age 59, Pay $7.5M)
  • Mr. John W. Garratt, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52, Pay $2.57M)
  • Mr. Jeffery Carl Owen, Chief Operating Officer (Age 51, Pay $3.37M)
  • Mr. Carman R. Wenkoff, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 53, Pay $1.75M)
  • Ms. Rhonda M. Taylor, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 53, Pay $2.1M)
  • Ms. Anita C. Elliott, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 56)
  • Ms. Julie Elmore, VP & CTO
  • Mr. Donny Lau, VP of Investor Relations & Corp. Strategy
  • Ms. Christine L. Connolly, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec.
  • Ms. Kathleen A. Reardon, Exec. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 49)

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

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

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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Walmart (WMT), The Home Depot (HD), The Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), Visa (V), salesforce.com (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 investors include Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (7.51%), BlackRock Inc. (7.37%), Capital International Investors (2.12%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.60%), Lazard Asset Management LLC (1.35%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.31%). Company insiders that own Dollar General stock include Anita C Elliott, Carman R Wenkoff, John W Garratt, Michael J Kindy, Rhonda Taylor, Steven G Sunderland and Todd J Vasos.
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Which major investors are selling Dollar General stock?

DG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Schroder Investment Management Group, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Victory Capital Management Inc., and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA. Company insiders that have sold Dollar General company stock in the last year include Anita C Elliott, John W Garratt, Michael J Kindy, Rhonda Taylor, Steven G Sunderland, and Todd J Vasos.
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Which major investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, Nordea Investment Management AB, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, BlueSpruce Investments LP, and Scopus Asset Management L.P..
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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 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 $214.09.

How much money does Dollar General make?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $50.57 billion and generates $33.75 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $2.66 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.62 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Dollar General have?

Dollar General employs 158,000 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 (f/k/a DG Distribution II LLC), DG Distribution Midwest LLC, DG Distribution NC LLC, DG Distribution Northeast LLC, DG Distribution PA LLC (f/k/a DG Distribution LLC), DG Distribution Southeast LLC, DG Distribution of Texas LLC (f/k/a DG Strategic VIII LLC), DG Fresh Distribution AL LLC, DG Fresh Distribution FL LLC, DG Fresh Distribution MO LLC, DG Fresh Distribution OH LLC, DG Fresh Distribution OK LLC, DG Fresh Distribution TX LLC, DG Logistics LLC, DG Louisiana LLC, DG Product Services LLC, DG Promotions Inc. (f/k/a Nations Title Company Inc.), DG Retail LLC, DG Strategic I LLC, DG Strategic II LLC, DG Strategic VI LLC, DG Strategic VII LLC, DG Transportation Inc., DG eCommerce LLC (f/k/a Strategic V LLC), DGC Holdings LLC, Dolgen California LLC (f/k/a DG Strategic IV LLC), Dolgen I Inc., Dolgen II Inc., Dolgen III Inc., Dolgen Midwest LLC (f/k/a DG Strategic III LLC), Dolgen NW LLC, Dolgen New York LLC, Dolgen Rhode Island LLC, Dolgen V, Dolgencorp LLC (f/k/a Dolgencorp Inc.), Dolgencorp of Texas Inc., Dollar General Global Sourcing (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., Dollar General Global Sourcing Holdings Limited, Dollar General Global Sourcing Limited, Dollar General I (HK) Limited, Dollar General II (HK) Limited, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Dollar General Partners, JPI LLC, Retail Property Investments LLC, Retail Risk Solutions LLC, Ridge 2021 LLC, South Boston FF&E LLC, South Boston Holdings Inc., and Sun-Dollar L.P..

When was Dollar General founded?

Dollar General was founded in 1939.

What is Dollar General's official website?

The official website for Dollar General is www.dollargeneral.com.

Where are Dollar General's headquarters?

Dollar General is headquartered at 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN, 37072.

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.


This page was last updated on 6/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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