NYSE:DG

Dollar General Stock Forecast, Price & News

$216.74
+0.99 (+0.46 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$214.75
Now: $216.74
$218.77
50-Day Range
$178.14
MA: $195.61
$215.75
52-Week Range
$172.66
Now: $216.74
$225.25
Volume2.30 million shs
Average Volume2.69 million shs
Market Capitalization$51.86 billion
P/E Ratio21.48
Dividend Yield0.79%
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 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 November 14, 2020, Dollar General Corporation operated 17,000 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores
CUSIP25667710
Phone615-855-4000
Employees143,000
Year Founded1939

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$27.75 billion
Cash Flow$8.84 per share
Book Value$26.60 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.71 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$51.86 billion
Next Earnings Date5/27/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

Headlines

Dollar General will hire 20,000 workers
April 15, 2021 |  msn.com
Dollar General (NYSE:DG) PT Raised to $240.00 at UBS Group
April 12, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
What Comes Next For Dollar General Stock?
April 5, 2021 |  forbes.com
Dollar General (NYSE:DG) PT Lowered to $225.00
March 29, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Upgraded at Evercore ISI
March 29, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Dollar General Stock Appears To Be Fairly Valued
March 28, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Dollar General's (NYSE:DG) Returns Have Hit A Wall
March 27, 2021 |  au.finance.yahoo.com
Buy These 2 Stocks Before Another Market Rally
March 27, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.16 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

18th out of 383 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

4th out of 16 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
$216.74
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(As of 04/16/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dollar General a buy right now?

21 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, 17 buy ratings and 2 strong buy ratings 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 short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Dollar General wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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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, May 27th 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, March, 17th. The company reported $2.62 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.72 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $8.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $8.29 billion. Dollar General had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 36.07% and a net margin of 7.84%. Dollar General's quarterly revenue was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.10 EPS.
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How has Dollar General's stock price been impacted by 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. Since then, DG shares have increased by 37.5% and is now trading at $216.74.
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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 Thursday, March 18th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share on Tuesday, April 20th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 5th. This is a boost from Dollar General's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36.
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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 24.96%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Dollar General will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.85% 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 announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Thursday, March 18th 2021, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in 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 often an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Dollar General issued an update on its FY22 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 18th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $8.80-9.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $10.10. The company issued revenue guidance of flat to down 2% yr/yr to $33.1-33.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $34.24 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

21 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Dollar General's stock. Their forecasts range from $182.00 to $260.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's share price to reach $231.26 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.7% 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 $4.08M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. John W. Garratt, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52, Pay $1.59M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Jeffery Carl Owen, Chief Operating Officer (Age 51, Pay $1.67M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Rhonda M. Taylor, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 53, Pay $1.3M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Anita C. Elliott, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 56)
  • Ms. Julie Elmore, VP & CTO
  • Mr. Carman R. Wenkoff, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 52) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • 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 (LinkedIn Profile)

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include DnB Asset Management AS (0.15%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.10%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.10%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.09%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.09%) and Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. (0.09%). 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 institutional investors are selling Dollar General stock?

DG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FDx Advisors Inc., UMB Bank N A MO, DnB Asset Management AS, Retirement Systems of Alabama, CX Institutional, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Hexavest Inc., and First Hawaiian Bank. Company insiders that have sold Dollar General company stock in the last year 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 institutional investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., Clarus Group Inc., Park National Corp OH, Fenimore Asset Management Inc., HGK Asset Management Inc., and Everence Capital Management Inc..
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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 $216.74.

How much money does Dollar General make?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $51.86 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.

How many employees does Dollar General have?

Dollar General employs 143,000 workers across the globe.

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 4/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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