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

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$124.23 +0.67 (+0.54 %)
(As of 04/24/2019 04:37 AM ET)
Previous Close$123.56
Today's Range$122.63 - $124.58
52-Week Range$86.87 - $124.83
Volume1.19 million shs
Average Volume2.17 million shs
Market Capitalization$32.20 billion
P/E Ratio20.81
Dividend Yield1.04%
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$25.63 billion
Cash Flow$7.8181 per share
Book Value$24.41 per share


Net Income$1.59 billion


Market Cap$32.20 billion
Next Earnings Date5/30/2019 (Estimated)

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share on Tuesday, April 23rd. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 8th. This is an increase 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 of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 14th. The company reported $1.84 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.89 by $0.05. The business earned $6.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.61 billion. Dollar General had a net margin of 6.20% and a return on equity of 25.04%. Dollar General's revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.48 earnings per share. 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 issued an update on 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 earnings per share 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?

21 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Dollar General's shares. Their predictions range from $67.00 to $144.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $119.5789 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Dollar General.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dollar General?

21 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 15 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?

Media stories about DG stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a news impact score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Dollar General?

Dollar General saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 7,358,143 shares, an increase of 51.1% from the March 15th total of 4,871,177 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,112,253 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.5 days. Approximately 2.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Dollar General's Current Options Chain.

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), General Electric (GE), NVIDIA (NVDA), Netflix (NFLX), Walt Disney (DIS), Walmart (WMT), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), Home Depot (HD) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Dollar General's key executives?

Dollar General's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Todd J. Vasos, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. John W. Garratt, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Ms. Rhonda M. Taylor, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 51)
  • Mr. Robert D. Ravener Jr., Exec. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. Jeffery Carl Owen, Exec. VP of Store Operations (Age 49)

Who are Dollar General's major shareholders?

Dollar General's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Hexavest Inc. (0.21%), Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY (0.19%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.17%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.14%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.13%) and BTIM Corp. (0.12%). Company insiders that own Dollar General stock include Anita C Elliott, Michael J Kindy, Rhonda Taylor, 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 Vigilant Capital Management LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, TIAA FSB, Pensionfund Sabic, Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc. ADV and Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Dollar General company stock in the last year include Rhonda Taylor and Robert D Ravener. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dollar General.

Which institutional investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Central Bank & Trust Co., Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Hexavest Inc., Strs Ohio, Pacer Advisors Inc., Virtu Financial LLC and BTIM Corp.. 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 $124.23.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $32.20 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 135,000 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:  927 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  613 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,540
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 4/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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