How to buy Dollar General Corporation shares

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Dollar General Corporation (DG) is a leading discount stores business based in the US. Dollar General Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 143,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Dollar General Corporation

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: DG in this case.
  5. Research Dollar General Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Dollar General Corporation shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Dollar General Corporation share price

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Dollar General Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range$124.061 - $224.8644
50-day moving average $210.9915
200-day moving average $206.1714
Wall St. target price$237.88
PE ratio 20.4148
Dividend yield $1.44 (0.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.101
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Fineco
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£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
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Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
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Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Dollar General Corporation stock?

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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 20x. In other words, Dollar General Corporation shares trade at around 20x 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 1.5088. 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 a whopping $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 $32.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.49%
Gross profit TTM $8.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.77%
Return on equity TTM 37.37%
Profit margin 7.84%
Book value $28.512
Market capitalisation $50.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Dollar General Corporation shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "DG.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 2.2 million Dollar General Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Dollar General Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.8% down from 2.3 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 1.9 million). Dollar General Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.15. In other words for every 100,000 Dollar General Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1150 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dollar General Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0114% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dollar General Corporation shares, roughly 11 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 01/01/2019) 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. A high-profile company, 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

14%

Dividend payout ratio: 14.27% of net profits

Recently Dollar General Corporation has paid out, on average, around 14.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% 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 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dollar General Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.44 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 19 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 January 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 $124.061 up to $224.8644. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DG.US volatility(beta: 0.52)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.5158. This would suggest that Dollar General Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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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 November 14, 2020, Dollar General Corporation operated 17,000 stores in 46 states in the United States. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

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