NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $44.55, above its previous 52-week high of $44.46 with 10,893 shares traded as of 9:30 a.m. ET. Average volume has been two million shares over the past 30 days. Dollar General has a market cap of $14.31 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Dollar General Corporation operates as a discount retailer of general merchandise in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 20.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Dollar General Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center.