Insights Into Dollar General Corporation’s (DG) Insider Activity

The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) increased by $1.53 on Tuesday to finish at $195.95, up 0.79 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 3,827,240 shares of common stock traded. 11 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$39.88. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 2,236,040, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 2,151,100.

DG stock dropped -21.14% since last month. On 05/20/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $183.25. The stock touched a high of $262.20 on 04/21/22, after rallying from a low of $183.25 in 52 weeks. The price of DG stock has declined by -16.91% or -$39.88 this year, reaching a new high 11 times. Still, the stock price is down -25.27% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 49 days since Dollar General Corporation (DG) last reported insider trading activity on Apr 06. On Apr 06, SVP & Chief Accounting Officer ELLIOTT ANITA C sold 7,502 shares at $235.70 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $1,768,256. On Mar 24, TAYLOR EMILY C sold 10,016 shares at a price of US$220.20. After the transaction, the insider now owns 15,453 shares. SVP & Chief Accounting Officer ELLIOTT ANITA C had earlier sold 5,000 shares on Dec 15 for $226.15 a share. The transaction was completed for $1,130,734.

Valuation Metrics

Dollar General Corporation (DG) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.28. Beta for the stock is 0.58. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.41, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 7.23, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 34.29.

Company paid $0.55 per share in dividends, an increase of 30.95% from $0.42 last year. A $0.13 dividend increase was reported on Thursday March 17 2022.

Financial Health

For the three months ended January 30, Dollar General Corporation’s quick ratio was 0.10, while its current ratio was 1.10, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 31.60% percent. Dollar General Corporation’s operating margin stood at 9.40% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $10.81 billion and revenue of $34.22 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. DG’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 9.30%. There was a 24.50% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 38.60%.

Earnings Surprise

According to Dollar General Corporation’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended January 30. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $8.65 billion, while revenues rose by 2.74% to $8.52 billion. It was predicted that Dollar General Corporation’s quarterly earnings would be $2.57, but it ended up being $2.57. EBITDA was $963.04 million for the quarter. At the end of Dollar General Corporation’s most recent quarter ended January 30, its liabilities totaled 20.07 billion, while its total debt was $14.25 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $228.87 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Dollar General Corporation’s (DG) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 24 May, the RSI 9-day stood at 26.24%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with a 71.09% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 16.00% and 14.08% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 9.56. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 21.71%, the RSI (14) reading is 29.49%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at -19.28, and the 14-day reading is at -26.05.

Analyst Ratings

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) was downgraded by Gordon Haskett to a a Hold rating in its latest research report. The stock was previously rated as a a Buy. Analysts have assigned Dollar General Corporation (DG) an Overweight rating. DG is a stock that is recommended for selling by 1 brokerage firm, while 6 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 2 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 3 rates it overweight and 16 others recommend it as a buy.

What is DG’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $178.00 and $285.00, with a median target price of $247.50. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Dollar General Corporation (DG) is $243.54.


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