DG - Dollar General Corporation

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
118.89
-0.11 (-0.10%)
As of 10:30AM EST. Market open.
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Previous Close119.00
Open119.73
Bid118.71 x 800
Ask118.80 x 1100
Day's Range118.43 - 119.90
52 Week Range85.54 - 120.33
Volume217,198
Avg. Volume2,480,450
Market Cap31.253B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.95
PE Ratio (TTM)17.55
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.16 (0.98%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-01-07
1y Target EstN/A
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  • Dollar General eyes first Beavercreek location
    American City Business Journals4 days ago

    Dollar General eyes first Beavercreek location

    One of the fastest-growing retailers in the United States may soon open another store in the Dayton region.

  • What Are Analysts Saying About Dollar General Corporation’s (NYSE:DG) Growth?
    Simply Wall St.7 days ago

    What Are Analysts Saying About Dollar General Corporation’s (NYSE:DG) Growth?

    Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! Looking at Dollar General Corporation's (NYSE:DG) earningsRead More...

  • Markit11 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Dollar General Corp.

    Dollar General Corp NYSE:DGView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for DG with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding DG totaled $20.45 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Dollar General to invest $13M, 105 jobs in new Triangle operation
    American City Business Journals15 days ago

    Dollar General to invest $13M, 105 jobs in new Triangle operation

    Less than a year after a Clayton cold-storage facility was shuttered by Smithfield Foods, it has a new tenant: Dollar General.

  • Do Analysts Foresee Improvement in Dollar Tree’s Profitability?
    Market Realist19 days ago

    Do Analysts Foresee Improvement in Dollar Tree’s Profitability?

    Will Dollar Tree Stock Pick Up Some Momentum in 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Earnings in the recently reported quarterDollar Tree’s (DLTR) EPS rose 16.8% to $1.18 in the third quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on November 3, 2018. The

  • Can Dollar Tree Deliver Better Sales in 2019?
    Market Realist19 days ago

    Can Dollar Tree Deliver Better Sales in 2019?

    Will Dollar Tree Stock Pick Up Some Momentum in 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Fiscal 2018 sales performanceDollar Tree’s (DLTR) sales grew 4.6% to $16.6 billion in the first nine months of fiscal 2018, which ended on November 3, 2018. This

  • Will Dollar Tree Stock Pick Up Some Momentum in 2019?
    Market Realist19 days ago

    Will Dollar Tree Stock Pick Up Some Momentum in 2019?

    Will Dollar Tree Stock Pick Up Some Momentum in 2019?January stock movements Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock has been in the news since activist investor Starboard Value disclosed a 1.7% stake in the company on January 7. On January 9, RBC raised its price

  • What Dollar General Corporation’s (NYSE:DG) ROE Can Tell Us
    Simply Wall St.25 days ago

    What Dollar General Corporation’s (NYSE:DG) ROE Can Tell Us

    Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Read More...

  • These 5 Stocks Have Same Pattern As Amazon When It Launched 240% Run In 2016
    Investor's Business Daily29 days ago

    These 5 Stocks Have Same Pattern As Amazon When It Launched 240% Run In 2016

    Workday stock and Dollar General stock lead top stocks to watch with handle buy points. Amazon stock launched a big run after a handle breakout in 2016.

  • 3 Stocks Anyone Can Understand
    Motley Foollast month

    3 Stocks Anyone Can Understand

    Looking for investment options that are not only good companies but easy to understand? This trio of stocks has you covered.

  • Reuterslast month

    Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth

    After tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets set off a consumer boom in 2018, signs are emerging that the main engine of U.S. economic growth could sputter, and a record-long government shutdown further muddies the waters. Federal Reserve officials and many economists have long counted on continued robust consumer spending to keep the economy chugging along, despite headwinds from recent financial markets turbulence, trade conflicts and weakening global growth. Now they fear the consumer boom could be on the cusp of a reversal.

  • Here's Why Costco Scored Decent Numbers in Holiday Season
    Zackslast month

    Here's Why Costco Scored Decent Numbers in Holiday Season

    These factors have certainly aided Costco (COST) to rapidly adapt to the evolving retail ecosystem and sustaining impressive comparable sales run during the holiday season.

  • Dow Jones Futures: These 5 Top Stocks Are Just Below Buy Points
    Investor's Business Dailylast month

    Dow Jones Futures: These 5 Top Stocks Are Just Below Buy Points

    Stock futures: The market rally got more good news Tuesday as the Nasdaq cleared its 50-day line as part of its own follow-through day. Veeva Systems, Broadcom, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Dollar General and Fabrinet are just below buy points after briefly clearing them.

  • GuruFocus.comlast month

    Some Thoughts on Dollar Tree

    Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) is a leading operator of discount variety stores, primarily in the United States. While I haven't seen comparable numbers from Dollar Tree, Dollar General Corp (DG) has disclosed its initial outlays to add a new store is roughly $250,000. Using that as a guide, it's clear that Dollar Tree is generating attractive returns on investment by adding new boxes (which explains why this has been its primary use of cash flow for years).

  • Is This the End of Dollar Tree as We Know It?
    Motley Foollast month

    Is This the End of Dollar Tree as We Know It?

    An activist investor has some radical ideas for fixing the deep discounter.

  • Tom Lee: History shows that stocks may revisit the Christmas Eve low
    Yahoo Financelast month

    Tom Lee: History shows that stocks may revisit the Christmas Eve low

    The stock market could revisit its Christmas Eve 2018 low, according to veteran strategist Tom Lee.

  • Is Dollar General Trading at an Attractive Valuation?
    Market Realistlast month

    Is Dollar General Trading at an Attractive Valuation?

    How Dollar General Is Positioned in 2019 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Current valuation multiple As of January 8, Dollar General (DG) was trading at 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 17.2x while peer Dollar Tree’s (DLTR) valuation multiple was 17.0x. These two companies are trading at premium valuations compared to the S&P 500 Index’s forward PE of about 14.9x. Dollar General’s valuation multiple has risen 2.0% since the announcement of its fiscal 2018 third-quarter results in early December. Dollar General reported positive results for the third quarter but lowered its full-year fiscal 2018 guidance to reflect the impact of hurricanes and rising transportation costs. ## Growth prospects Analysts expect Dollar General’s adjusted EPS to rise 31.5% to $6.01 in fiscal 2018, which ends on February 1, 2019. Higher sales and a lower share count resulting from share repurchases are expected to benefit the company’s bottom-line growth. Currently, analysts expect Dollar General’s fiscal 2019 adjusted EPS to rise 11% to $6.67. Analysts expect Dollar Tree’ adjusted EPS are expected to rise 12.1% to $5.45 in fiscal 2018 and grow 6.8% in fiscal 2019. Rising costs and growth investments are expected to pressure Dollar General’s profitability. Dollar General is trying to mitigate the effect of higher costs by streamlining its operations and exercising cost discipline. The company is also pursuing opportunities like optimizing shipment loads and expanding its private fleet to bring down the impact of rising distribution and transportation costs. Dollar General’s extensive store presence and ability to attract value-conscious customers is likely to help it deliver same-store sales growth for the 29th consecutive year in fiscal 2018. Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - How Dollar General Is Positioned in 2019 * Part 2 - Dollar General’s Sales Growth: What Wall Street Expects * Part 3 - What Could Affect Dollar General’s Earnings Growth

  • What Could Affect Dollar General’s Earnings Growth
    Market Realistlast month

    What Could Affect Dollar General’s Earnings Growth

    How Dollar General Is Positioned in 2019 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Recent results Dollar General’s (DG) adjusted EPS of $1.31 in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 grew 33.7% on a year-over-year basis. The company beat analysts’ expectation of $1.26. The significant earnings growth in the quarter resulted from strong sales growth, lower taxes, and the favorable impact on EPS of share repurchases. The company’s reported EPS of $1.26 was adversely affected by hurricanes and other disaster-related expenses of $0.05. Despite better-than-expected sales, Dollar General’s gross as well as operating margin declined in the fiscal third quarter. The company’s gross margin contracted 39 basis points to 29.5% due to the impact of a higher LIFO provision, an unfavorable sales mix arising from a higher proportion of consumables category, increased markdowns, and higher transportation costs. Dollar General’s operating margin declined about 20 basis points to about 6.9% in fiscal 2018’s third quarter due to higher depreciation expenses and disaster-related losses. ## Earnings expectations Dollar General expects its fiscal fourth quarter’s reported EPS to take a hit from hurricanes and other disaster-related expenses of $0.04. Excluding one-time items, analysts expect the company’s adjusted EPS to grow 26.4% to $1.87 in the fourth quarter. Following its third-quarter results, Dollar General lowered its fiscal 2018 reported EPS guidance to the range of $5.85–$6.05 from the previously issued outlook range of $5.95–$6.15. The lowered guidance reflected the impact of hurricane-related expenses of $0.09 and higher transportation costs. A lower share count due to the repurchase of the company’s shares is expected to favorably affect the fiscal 2018 EPS. Dollar General aims to make share repurchases of at least $850 million in fiscal 2018. We’ll discuss analysts’ expectations for Dollar General’s fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019 earnings in the next part of this series. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - How Dollar General Is Positioned in 2019 * Part 2 - Dollar General’s Sales Growth: What Wall Street Expects * Part 4 - Is Dollar General Trading at an Attractive Valuation?

  • Dollar General’s Sales Growth: What Wall Street Expects
    Market Realistlast month

    Dollar General’s Sales Growth: What Wall Street Expects

    Dollar General (DG) expects its sales to rise about 9.0% in fiscal 2018, which ends on February 1, 2019. Analysts expect Dollar General’s sales to grow about 9.0% to $25.6 billion in fiscal 2018. Dollar General is trying to boost its sales by expanding its store network and remodeling its existing stores.

  • How Dollar General Is Positioned in 2019
    Market Realistlast month

    How Dollar General Is Positioned in 2019

    How Dollar General Is Positioned in 2019 ## Recent analyst activity On January 9, RBC raised its price target for Dollar General (DG) stock to $126 from $122. RBC also raised its price target for Dollar General’s key rival, Dollar Tree (DLTR), to $109 from $98. On January 7, KeyBanc upgraded Dollar General (DG) stock from “sector weight” to “overweight” and assigned a price target of $125. On January 4, UBS raised its price target for Dollar General to $125 from $120. In December, Dollar General reported better-than-expected results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on November 2. However, the company disappointed investors by lowering its full-year fiscal 2018 earnings outlook to reflect the impact of expenses related to hurricanes Florence and Michael and increased transportation costs. ## Price target revisions Many analysts lowered their price targets for Dollar General following the announcement of the revised outlook. On December 5, Raymond James, RBC, and Morgan Stanley cut their price estimate for Dollar General. Further, on December 18, J.P. Morgan lowered its price target to $117 from $123. In contrast, Morgan Stanley increased its price target to $119 from $115 on December 13. In 2018, Dollar General stock grew 16.2%, outperforming rival Dollar Tree, which declined 15.8% and the broader S&P 500 which fell 6.2%. Dollar Tree has now attracted the attention of Starboard Value, which believes that the company should consider strategic alternatives for its Family Dollar banner, including a sale. As of January 8, Dollar General was rated a “buy” by 64% or 18 out of 28 stocks. The stock was rated a “hold” by nine analysts while one analyst had a “sell” recommendation. The 12-month price target for Dollar General stock is $116.96, which implies an upside potential of about 3%, compared to the closing price on January 8. Next in this series, we’ll discuss the expectations for Dollar General’s sales. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 2 - Dollar General’s Sales Growth: What Wall Street Expects * Part 3 - What Could Affect Dollar General’s Earnings Growth * Part 4 - Is Dollar General Trading at an Attractive Valuation?

  • Zooming in on NYSE:DG’s 1.0% Dividend Yield
    Simply Wall St.last month

    Zooming in on NYSE:DG’s 1.0% Dividend Yield

    A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has paid a Read More...

  • The Wall Street Journallast month

    [$$] Time for Change at Dollar Tree

    Four years ago, Dollar Tree beat Dollar General in the battle for Family Dollar, a chain of 8,200 stores that caters to low-income shoppers. Now the coveted asset is dragging down Dollar Tree’s sales and stock. Dollar Tree bought the chain in the hopes of bulking up to better compete with Dollar General, Walmart, and Target.

  • Reuterslast month

    Activist Starboard seeks Dollar Tree board changes, disposal

    Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP on Monday called on Dollar Tree Inc to sell its underperforming Family Dollar business and proposed replacing a majority of the board after revealing a stake in the U.S. discount retailer. Starboard is seeking to capitalize on criticism from some investors and analysts that Dollar Tree should consider raising prices for some products to more than $1, especially in light of the United States' trade row with China that threatens to erode its profitability. Starboard said on Monday it had built a 1.7 percent stake in Dollar Tree, making it the ninth biggest shareholder.