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NYSE:DGDollar General Stock Price, Forecast & News

$195.43
+2.54 (+1.32 %)
(As of 08/4/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$191.57
Now: $195.43
$195.60
50-Day Range
$186.46
MA: $189.98
$195.15
52-Week Range
$125.00
Now: $195.43
$195.82
Volume1.76 million shs
Average Volume2.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$49.19 billion
P/E Ratio25.28
Dividend Yield0.75%
Beta0.52
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 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, cosmetics, 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 March 1, 2019, Dollar General Corporation operated 15,472 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 based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 2.8Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.84 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores
CUSIP25667710
Phone615-855-4000

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$27.75 billion
Cash Flow$9.13 per share
Book Value$26.60 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.71 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees143,000
Market Cap$49.19 billion
Next Earnings Date9/3/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$195.43
+2.54 (+1.32 %)
(As of 08/4/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Dollar General's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Dollar General's stock was trading at $157.63 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, DG stock has increased by 24.0% and is now trading at $195.43.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Dollar General?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings, 19 buy ratings and 2 strong buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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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, September 3rd 2020.
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How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) posted its earnings results on Thursday, May, 28th. The company reported $2.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.70 by $0.86. The company had revenue of $8.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $7.66 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 29.33% and a net margin of 6.69%. Dollar General's quarterly revenue was up 27.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.48 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 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 7th will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share on Tuesday, July 21st. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 6th.
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What guidance has Dollar General issued on next quarter's earnings?

Dollar General updated its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 28th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 7.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $7.54. The company issued revenue guidance of $29.974 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $30.3 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

25 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Dollar General's shares. Their forecasts range from $145.00 to $230.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $196.35 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.5% from the stock's current price.
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Has Dollar General been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about DG stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a daily sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.
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Are investors shorting Dollar General?

Dollar General saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,710,000 shares, an increase of 22.1% from the June 30th total of 2,220,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,330,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.2 days. Currently, 1.1% of the company's shares are sold short.
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Who are some of Dollar General's key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Dollar General include Target (TGT), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Big Lots (BIG), Tuesday Morning (TUES) and Fred's (FREDQ).
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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), Alibaba Group (BABA), Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), Intel (INTC), salesforce.com (CRM), Visa (V) and AT&T (T).

Who are Dollar General's key executives?

Dollar General's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Todd J. Vasos, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. John W. Garratt, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Robert D. Ravener Jr., Exec. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. Jeffery Carl Owen, Exec. VP of Store Operations (Age 49)
  • Mr. Jason S. Reiser, Exec. VP & Chief Merchandising Officer (Age 51)

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt (0.76%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.48%), Coho Partners Ltd. (0.34%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.26%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (0.25%) and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.23%). Company insiders that own Dollar General stock include Anita C Elliott, Carman R Wenkoff, Patricia Filikrushel, Rhonda Taylor and Robert D Ravener.
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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 Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Coho Partners Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Hexavest Inc., Scout Investments Inc., Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, and Manning & Napier Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Dollar General company stock in the last year include Anita C Elliott, Carman R Wenkoff, and Rhonda Taylor.
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Which major investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., DNB Asset Management AS, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Raub Brock Capital Management LP, Strs Ohio, First Trust Advisors LP, Hilton Capital Management LLC, and PGGM Investments.
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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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Dollar General's stock price today?

One share of DG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $195.43.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $49.19 billion and generates $27.75 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.71 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.73 on an earnings per share basis. Dollar General employs 143,000 workers across the globe.

What is Dollar General's official website?

The official website for Dollar General is 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.

This page was last updated on 8/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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