NYSE:DG - Dollar General Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $118.57 +0.11 (+0.09 %) (As of 02/22/2019 01:04 PM ET)Previous Close$118.46Today's Range$118.18 - $118.9752-Week Range$85.54 - $120.33Volume677,047 shsAverage Volume1.62 million shsMarket Capitalization$31.17 billionP/E Ratio26.41Dividend Yield0.97%Beta0.72 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive DG News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for DG and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Variety stores Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:DG Previous Symbol CUSIP25667710 CIK29534 Webwww.dollargeneral.com Phone615-855-4000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.46 Current Ratio1.55 Quick Ratio0.22Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.41 Forward P/E Ratio19.73 P/E Growth1.25 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$23.47 billion Price / Sales1.33 Cash Flow$5.9884 per share Price / Cash Flow19.80 Book Value$22.56 per share Price / Book5.26Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.49 Net Income$1.54 billion Net Margins7.24% Return on Equity24.03% Return on Assets11.81%Miscellaneous Employees129,000 Outstanding Shares262,880,000Market Cap$31.17 billion Next Earnings Date3/21/2019 (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 Monday, December 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 8th will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share on Tuesday, January 22nd. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 7th. View Dollar General's Dividend History. How will Dollar General's stock buyback program work? Dollar General announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter? Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December, 4th. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.26. The firm earned $6.42 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.38 billion. Dollar General had a return on equity of 24.03% and a net margin of 7.24%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.93 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, March 21st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Dollar General. What guidance has Dollar General issued on next quarter's earnings? Dollar General updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, December, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.85-6.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.11. The company issued revenue guidance of +9% to ~$25.58 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $25.57 billion.Dollar General also updated its FY 2018 guidance to EPS. What price target have analysts set for DG? 19 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Dollar General's stock. Their predictions range from $67.00 to $129.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $111.2059 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Dollar General. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dollar General? 19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings, 13 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Dollar General. Has Dollar General been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about DG stock have trended somewhat positive on Friday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. 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 daily sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Dollar General's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Dollar General include Costco Wholesale (COST), Wal-mart de Mexico S A B de C V (WMMVY), Target (TGT), Tesco (TSCDY), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Five Below (FIVE), Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI), BJs Wholesale Club (BJ), PriceSmart (PSMT), Big Lots (BIG), Tuesday Morning (TUES) and Fred's (FRED). 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), Home Depot (HD), General Electric (GE), Walmart (WMT), Intel (INTC), 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 & DirectorJohn W. Garratt, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice PresidentRhonda M. Taylor, Executive Vice President & General CounselRobert D. Ravener, Chief People Officer & Executive Vice PresidentCarman 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders 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%), Polen Capital Management LLC (2.72%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.43%). 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, APG Asset Management N.V., Congress Asset Management Co. MA, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 $118.82. How big of a company is Dollar General? Dollar General has a market capitalization of $31.24 billion and generates $23.47 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.54 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.49 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 908 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 581 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,489MarketBeat'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 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do earnings reports matter?