DG - Dollar General Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
121.96
+1.32 (+1.09%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close120.64
Open121.17
Bid121.58 x 1800
Ask122.49 x 1000
Day's Range120.74 - 122.17
52 Week Range86.87 - 126.84
Volume1,157,198
Avg. Volume2,025,025
Market Cap31.609B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.80
PE Ratio (TTM)20.43
EPS (TTM)5.97
Earnings DateMay 30, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.19 (1.00%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-04-08
1y Target Est125.54
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Walmart stock moved higher after its earnings beat, though the gains didn't hold. Target got an enormous boost after an even more impressive quarter.That puts pressure on Dollar General (NYSE:DG) stock to step up as well. Both DG stock and rival Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) report on Thursday morning, and there's really no excuse for anything short of another beat. The economy is strong enough and retail is strong enough. Both Dollar General and Dollar Tree took some share from Walmart earlier this decade, one reason why that giant's same-store sales growth slowed.Any weakness from the dollar stores might suggest that Walmart -- and maybe even Target -- are taking those customers back. 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