|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||92.88 - 94.23|
|52 Week Range||65.97 - 105.82|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||16.59|
|Earnings Date||May 30, 2018 - Jun 4, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.16 (1.23%)|
|1y Target Est||108.52|
Dollar General’s (DG) fiscal 2017 gross margin fell eight basis points to 30.8% of sales. The company saw an increase in the proportion of lower-margin products and consumables in its total sales, higher markdowns, and increased transportation costs. While the gross margin was down during the first two quarters, Q3 and Q4 together recorded an improvement of 50 basis points.
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. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising.
What drove Dollar General’s fiscal 2017 sales? Dollar General’s (DG) sales grew at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of ~8% between fiscal 2011 and 2016. In fiscal 2017, its total sales increased 6.8% YoY (year-over-year) to $23.5 billion. In comparison, competitor Dollar Tree (DLTR) opened ~600 stores in its fiscal 2017, which ended on February 3, 2018.
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Chains like Dollar General have thrived as the go-to stores for America’s left-behind communities. Last year a lot of investors preferred rival Dollar Tree, but the scale is tipping back again.
Dollar General (DG) rose to the top of the S&P 500 on Thursday, aided by an upbeat earnings report. Dollar General climbed $3.91, or 4.4%, to $93.11, while the S&P 500 lost 2.15 points, or 0.08%, to 2747.33. You don’t have to look far to see that discounters haven’t had a great 2018: Walmart (WMT) started the trend, when it tumbled on worries about its digital sales, and then Target (TGT) provided weak guidance and Dollar Tree (DLTR) slumped on its earnings.
The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Thursday after a report that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller had issued a subpoena for documents related to U.S. President Donald Trump's businesses offset strong jobs and manufacturing data. The S&P fell to a session low soon after the New York Times report was released but recovered much of its losses by the market close.
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Dollar General met views for a profit dip and came in light on sales, but same-store sales growth was solid and the specialty discounter gave bullish guidance.
The S&P 500 turned lower on Thursday on a report that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller had issued a subpoena for documents related to U.S. President Donald Trump's businesses, reinforcing the picture of turmoil in the White House. The S&P fell to a session low soon after the New York Times report was released. The Nasdaq, already down, added to its losses, while the Dow pared some gains.
The discount retailer also boosted its stock repurchase program by $1 billion and its cash dividend by 12 percent, helping send its shares up 5 percent on Thursday afternoon. To drive sales, Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General has been investing in revamping stores and lining its shelves with more private-label as well as health and beauty products. Dollar General plans to add over 20,000 more cooler doors across stores this year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average added more than 200 points on Thursday as industrial stocks gained after the White House trade adviser sought to play down chances of a trade war due to protectionist policies. President Donald Trump's tough approach to global trade, including new tariffs on metals imports, will not necessarily provoke retaliation from trading partners, Peter Navarro, the top adviser on international economic exchanges, said on CNBC.
After seeing the companies' fourth-quarter results, it's clear that Dollar General is a better investment than Dollar Tree, says Jim Cramer.