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

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$117.13 -0.11 (-0.09 %)
(As of 03/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$117.24
Today's Range$116.15 - $118.11
52-Week Range$86.87 - $121.27
Volume2.23 million shs
Average Volume2.36 million shs
Market Capitalization$30.79 billion
P/E Ratio19.62
Dividend Yield0.99%
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 Variety stores
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIP25667710
Phone615-855-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$25.63 billion
Cash Flow$7.8139 per share
Book Value$24.41 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.59 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees129,000
Market Cap$30.79 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 given a dividend of $0.32 per share on Tuesday, April 23rd. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.09%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 8th. This is a positive change 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 declared that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 14th. The company reported $1.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.89 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $6.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.61 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 25.04% and a net margin of 6.20%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $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 updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 14th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.30-6.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives 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 $118.2778 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Dollar General.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dollar General?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 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?

News headlines about DG stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative 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 -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a media sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors 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 purchased 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 $117.13.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $30.79 billion and generates $25.63 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.59 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.97 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:  597 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,516
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 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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