How to buy Dollar General Corporation stock
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 $107.89 after a previous close of $108.14. During the day the price has varied from a low of $107.00 to a high of $109.11. The latest price was $107.55 (25 minute delay). Dollar General Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 170,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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How has coronavirus impacted Dollar General Corporation's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Dollar General Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last close price was $107.55, which is 35.55% down on its pre-crash value of $166.88 and 16.23% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $125.00.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Dollar General Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $903.56 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $694.77.
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
|52-week range||$112.91 - $259.39|
|50-day moving average||$155.81|
|200-day moving average||$200.69|
|Wall St. target price||$153.38|
|Dividend yield||$2.28 (2.04%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$9.76|
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Dollar General Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2023-09-18)||-5.38%|
|1 month (2023-08-25)||-30.60%|
|3 months (2023-06-23)||-37.16%|
|6 months (2023-03-24)||-47.74%|
|1 year (2022-09-21)||-55.24%|
|2 years (2021-09-24)||-50.60%|
|3 years (2020-09-25)||206.8598|
|5 years (2018-09-25)||1.89%|
Is Dollar General Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 12x. In other words, Dollar General Corporation shares trade at around 12x 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 1.7728. 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 $3.9 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||$38.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8%|
|Gross profit TTM||$11.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.62%|
|Return on equity TTM||34.74%|
|Market Capitalization||$25.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dollar General Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 23.77% of net profits
Recently Dollar General Corporation has paid out, on average, around 23.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.04% 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 2.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dollar General Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.28 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 23 October 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 October 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Dollar General Corporation's shares ever split?
Dollar General Corporation's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 8 January 2020. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dollar General Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dollar General Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Dollar General Corporation's share price.
Dollar General Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Dollar General Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $112.91 up to $259.3924. 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 0.2991. 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. It offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products, such as paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, disinfectants, and laundry products; packaged food comprising cereals, pasta, canned soups, fruits and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; and perishables that include milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine. The company's 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, it 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, the company 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. The company was formerly known as J. L.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Dollar General Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.482% of Dollar General Corporation shares are held by insiders and 92.697% by institutions. How many people work for Dollar General Corporation?
Latest data suggests 170,000 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
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