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NYSE:DG

Dollar General Stock Forecast, Price & News

$206.21
-1.51 (-0.73 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$205.76
Now: $206.21
$208.29
50-Day Range
$205.12
MA: $211.31
$218.38
52-Week Range
$125.00
Now: $206.21
$225.25
Volume1.46 million shs
Average Volume1.97 million shs
Market Capitalization$50.52 billion
P/E Ratio20.44
Dividend Yield0.69%
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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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

1.93 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

31st out of 383 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

5th out of 16 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.5Community Rank: 2.8Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$27.75 billion
Cash Flow$8.41 per share
Book Value$26.60 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.71 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$50.52 billion
Next Earnings Date3/11/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$206.21
-1.51 (-0.73 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Dollar General's stock 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 (WHO). Since then, DG stock has increased by 30.8% and is now trading at $206.21.
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Is Dollar General a buy right now?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings, 16 buy ratings and 2 strong buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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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What is Larry J. Merlo's approval rating as Dollar General's CEO?

6,978 employees have rated Dollar General CEO Larry J. Merlo on Glassdoor.com. Larry J. Merlo has an approval rating of 37% among Dollar General's employees. This puts Larry J. Merlo in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Dollar General's next earnings date?

Dollar General is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 11th 2021.
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How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Co. (NYSE:DG) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, December, 2nd. The company reported $2.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.99 by $0.32. The firm earned $8.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.13 billion. Dollar General had a net margin of 7.84% and a return on equity of 36.07%. The company's revenue was up 17.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.42 EPS.
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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, December 3rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 5th will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share on Tuesday, January 19th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 4th.
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Is Dollar General a good dividend stock?

Dollar General pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.69%. 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 21.40%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Dollar General will have a dividend payout ratio of 14.44% next year. This indicates that Dollar General will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for DG?

22 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Dollar General's shares. Their forecasts range from $182.00 to $250.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $225.26 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.2% from the stock's current price.
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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).

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)
  • Mr. John W. Garratt, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52, Pay $1.59M)
  • Mr. Jeffery Carl Owen, Chief Operating Officer (Age 51, Pay $1.67M)
  • Ms. Rhonda M. Taylor, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 53, Pay $1.3M)
  • 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)
  • 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

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include DNB Asset Management AS (0.16%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (0.12%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.09%), Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. (0.08%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.08%) and Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.07%). Company insiders that own Dollar General stock include Anita C Elliott, Carman R Wenkoff, John W Garratt, Michael J Kindy, Patricia Filikrushel, Rhonda Taylor, Robert D Ravener, 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 Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Hexavest Inc., Avantax Advisory Services Inc., Scout Investments Inc., Global Retirement Partners LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and Pendal Group Limited. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A., Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., HGK Asset Management Inc., Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, TIAA FSB, Hendley & Co. Inc., and Liberty 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.

What is Dollar General's stock price today?

One share of DG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $206.21.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $50.52 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 1/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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