Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy Dollar General Corporation stock | $222.45

Learn how to easily invest in Dollar General Corporation stock.

Dollar General Corporation (DG) is a leading discount stores business based in the US. It opened the day at $225.35 after a previous close of $224.96. During the day the price has varied from a low of $221.70 to a high of $225.62. The latest price was $222.45 (25 minute delay). Dollar General Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 158,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Dollar General Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms.Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – DG – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Dollar General Corporation stock price (NYSE: DG)

Use our graph to track the performance of DG stocks over time.

Dollar General Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-03.
Open$225.35
High$225.62
Low$221.70
Close$222.45
Previous close$224.96
Change $-2.51
Change % -1.1158%
Volume 1,107,864
Information last updated 2021-09-18.
52-week range$172.82 - $239.35
50-day moving average $229.08
200-day moving average $213.68
Wall St. target price$251.30
PE ratio 21.2953
Dividend yield $1.56 (0.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.43

Buy Dollar General Corporation shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Name Product Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee Signup bonus
Robinhood
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
$0
0%
Free stock (chosen randomly with a value anywhere between $2.50 and $200)
Sign up using the "go to site" link
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
J.P. Morgan Self-Directed Investing
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs
$0 + $0.65/contract
0%
N/A
INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE PRODUCTS ARE: NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT FDIC INSURED • NO BANK GUARANTEE • MAY LOSE VALUE
Sofi Invest
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
N/A
0%
Get one free stock worth up to $1,000
Open an account
A free way to invest in stocks, ETFs and crypto.
Public
Stocks, ETFs
N/A
$0 per month
Download and sign up with Public.com; approved accounts receive a free stock slice worth up to $70, selected from 9 popular stocks.
Open an account
Commission-free trading in stocks and ETFs with a social networking twist.
Webull
Stocks, Options, ETFs
$0
0%
Get two free stocks valued between $3.00 and $300 with a deposit to any new account.
Open an account
Margin financing rates start at 3.99%. No monthly subscription fees for margin.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

*Signup bonus information updated weekly.

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Is it a good time to buy Dollar General Corporation stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

Dollar General Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $222.45 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) 2.02%
1 month (2021-08-18) -3.97%
3 months (2021-06-18) 4.58%
6 months (2021-03-18) 24.41%
1 year (2020-09-18) 6.90%
2 years (2019-09-18) 467.84%
3 years (2018-09-18) 715.21%
5 years (2016-09-16) 1,137.38%

Is Dollar General Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Dollar General Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Dollar General Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Dollar General Corporation's P/E ratio

Dollar General Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Dollar General Corporation shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Dollar General Corporation's PEG ratio

Dollar General Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5922. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Dollar General Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Dollar General Corporation's EBITDA

Dollar General Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Dollar General Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Dollar General Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $33.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.12%
Gross profit TTM $10.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.3%
Return on equity TTM 37.53%
Profit margin 7.52%
Book value $26.31
Market capitalisation $51.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Dollar General Corporation shares

There are currently 3.9 million Dollar General Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Dollar General Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 15.7% up from 3.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Dollar General Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Dollar General Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Dollar General Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Dollar General Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Dollar General Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Dollar General Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.33. In other words for every 100,000 Dollar General Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2330 shares are currently held short.

However Dollar General Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Dollar General Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Dollar General Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Dollar General Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dollar General Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0167% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dollar General Corporation shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Dollar General Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Dollar General Corporation stock.

Dollar General Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Dollar General Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Dollar General Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 15.04

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Dollar General Corporation's overall score of 15.04 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Dollar General Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Dollar General Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.75/100

Dollar General Corporation's social score

Social score: 3.99/100

Dollar General Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 0.79/100

Dollar General Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Dollar General Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Dollar General Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Dollar General Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 15.04
Total ESG percentile 9.95
Environmental score 0.75
Social score 3.99
Governance score 0.79
Level of controversy 2

Dollar General Corporation share dividends

16%

Dividend payout ratio: 15.52% of net profits

Recently Dollar General Corporation has paid out, on average, around 15.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Dollar General Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dollar General Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.56 per share.

While Dollar General Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Dollar General Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Dollar General Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 18 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Dollar General Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Dollar General Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $172.8154 up to $239.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Dollar General Corporation's is 0.4951. This would suggest that Dollar General Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Dollar General Corporation overview

Dollar 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 products; 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, such as 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, cosmetics, and dental hygiene and foot care products; pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. In addition, the company offers seasonal products comprising holiday items, 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 comprise casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of February 26, 2021, Dollar General Corporation operated 17,266 stores in 46 states in the United States. The company was formerly known as J.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Dollar General Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.248% of Dollar General Corporation shares are held by insiders and 95.829% by institutions.
How many people work for Dollar General Corporation?
Latest data suggests 158,000 work at Dollar General Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Dollar General Corporation?
Dollar General Corporation's fiscal year ends in January.
Where is Dollar General Corporation based?
Dollar General Corporation's address is: 100 Mission Ridge, Goodlettsville, TN, United States, 37072
What is Dollar General Corporation's ISIN number?
Dollar General Corporation's international securities identification number is: US2566771059
What is Dollar General Corporation's CUSIP number?
Dollar General Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 256677105

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and finder.com Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site