NYSE:DG - Dollar General Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$99.09 -0.31 (-0.31 %)
(As of 07/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$99.40
Today's Range$98.27 - $100.05
52-Week Range$70.30 - $105.82
Volume2.20 million shs
Average Volume2.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.52 billion
P/E Ratio22.07
Dividend Yield1.17%
Dollar General logoDollar 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, 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 February 2, 2018, Dollar General Corporation operated 14,534 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 headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.46
Current Ratio1.65
Quick Ratio0.23


Trailing P/E Ratio22.07
Forward P/E Ratio16.35
P/E Growth1.11

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$23.47 billion
Price / Sales1.13
Cash Flow$6.0091 per share
Price / Cash16.49
Book Value$22.56 per share
Price / Book4.39


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.49
Net Income$1.54 billion
Net Margins6.77%
Return on Equity22.40%
Return on Assets10.76%


Outstanding Shares267,560,000
Market Cap$26,522.97

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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 Thursday, May 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 10th will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share on Tuesday, July 24th. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 9th. View Dollar General's Dividend History.

How will Dollar General's stock buyback program work?

Dollar General announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Dollar General's earnings last quarter?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 31st. The company reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $6.11 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.18 billion. Dollar General had a net margin of 6.77% and a return on equity of 22.40%. Dollar General's revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.03 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, August, 30th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Dollar General.

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

Dollar General issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.95-6.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.07.

What price target have analysts set for DG?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Dollar General's stock. Their predictions range from $67.00 to $116.00. On average, they expect Dollar General's stock price to reach $96.0952 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.0%. View Analyst Ratings for Dollar General.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dollar General?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dollar General in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings, 14 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

Who are some of Dollar General's key competitors?

Who are Dollar General's key executives?

Dollar General's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Todd J. Vasos, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. John W. Garratt, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49)
  • Ms. Rhonda M. Taylor, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 50)
  • Mr. Robert D. Ravener Jr., Exec. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Jeffery Carl Owen, Exec. VP of Store Operations (Age 48)

Has Dollar General been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about DG stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dollar General earned a daily sentiment score of -0.15 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.56 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Dollar General's major shareholders?

Dollar General's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Pendal Group Ltd (0.34%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.34%), Hexavest Inc. (0.19%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.19%), Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC (0.17%) and Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.13%). Company insiders that own Dollar General stock include Anita C Elliott, Michael J Kindy, Michael M Calbert, Robert D Ravener, Timothy I Mcguire and William C Rhodes III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Dollar General.

Which major investors are selling Dollar General stock?

DG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Pendal Group Ltd, Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd., Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Calamos Advisors LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama and Handelsbanken Fonder AB. 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 major investors are buying Dollar General stock?

DG stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Franklin Street Advisors Inc. NC, Fenimore Asset Management Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. and Vigilant Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Dollar General stock in the last two years include Michael M Calbert, Timothy I Mcguire and William C Rhodes III. 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 $99.10.

How big of a company is Dollar General?

Dollar General has a market capitalization of $26.52 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.

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:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  846 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  515 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,361
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 7/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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