Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) saw a downside of -0.29% to close Monday at $209.79 after subtracting -$0.61 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,183,280 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $211.38 in the past week. An average of 1,366,080 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,487,890.
DG’s 1-month performance is -3.79% or -$8.26 on its low of $203.80 reached on 10/06/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $173.50 and high of $239.35, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 08/11/21. YTD, DG has lost -0.24% or -$0.51. However, the current price is down -12.35%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Jun 11, 123 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Dollar General Corporation (DG). Wenkoff Carman R (EVP & Chief Information Ofc) most recently sold 5,612 shares at $207.10 per share on Jun 11. This transaction cost the insider $1,162,233. EVP & Chief Information Ofc, Wenkoff Carman R, sold 4,288 shares at a price of $207.01 on Jun 10. Then, on May 28, EVP & General Counsel TAYLOR RHONDA sold 52,293 shares at a price of $204.59 per share. This transaction amounted to $10,698,513.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 27.38 and a low of 14.58. DG stock has a beta of 0.50. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.46 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 8.03, with the price to cash flow ratio at 62.06.
Dollar General Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.80% and the payout ratio is 14.80%. DG paid $0.42 a share compared with prior rate of $0.42, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.06 reported on Thursday March 18 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 79.49% yearly.
It is projected that Dollar General Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 6-Jan. DG is expected to distribute $0.42 as its next dividend.
Dollar General Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended July 30 was 0.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.10 meaning that DG stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending July 30 was 0.68, while the total debt to equity was 0.00. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 32.10%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 12.24% while for the period ending July 30; Dollar General Corporation’s operating margin was 10.10%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $10.72 billion against revenue of $33.75 billion.
For the quarterly period ending July 30 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income shrunk -0.39% to $8.65 billion, while revenue of $8.4 billion was 2.88% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected DG to announce $2.59 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $2.69, representing a 3.90% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.01 billion. DG stock balance sheet for the quarter ending July 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 19.35 billion, with total debt at $13.95 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $233.31 million
Let’s look briefly at Dollar General Corporation (DG) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 37.89% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 18.91%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $208.75, reflecting a +1.75% or $3.60 change from its current price. DG is currently trading -3.59% above its 20-day SMA, +2.97% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -9.82% and -0.65% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 35.51% and 27.72% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 3.23. The RSI (14) points at 36.60%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 35.95% with the period’s ATR at 3.37. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.53 and -2.18 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), Telsey Advisory Group reiterated its an Outperform rating for the company but lifted their price target by $225 to $235. Analysts offering their rating for DG stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate DG as a “sell,”, while 4 advise that investors “Hold.” 2 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 19 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is DG’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $187.00 and a high of $294.00, with their median price target at $254.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Dollar General Corporation (DG) stock is $251.46.