NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Dollar General Corporation

(NYSE:

DG

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $49.21, above its previous 52-week high of $48.76 with 175,625 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Dollar General has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are up 16.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Dollar General Corporation operates as a discount retailer primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 21.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

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