- DG has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $204.0 million.
- DG has traded 16,163 shares today.
- DG is trading at a new lifetime high.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in DG with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for DG NOW at Trade-Ideas More details on DG: Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.1%. DG has a PE ratio of 21. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Dollar General a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. The average volume for Dollar General has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Dollar General has a market cap of $23.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.58 and a short float of 1.8% with 2.13 days to cover. Shares are up 10% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.
TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Dollar General as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- DG's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 2.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 27.49% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, DG should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
- DOLLAR GENERAL CORP has improved earnings per share by 16.7% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, DOLLAR GENERAL CORP increased its bottom line by earning $3.50 versus $3.17 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.95 versus $3.50).
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Multiline Retail industry average. The net income increased by 13.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $222.40 million to $253.24 million.
- The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.50, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.11 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
- You can view the full Dollar General Ratings Report.
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