Highlights from the Ratings and Financial Report for Dollar General Corporation (DG)

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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) went up by 0.05% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $225.25. The company’s stock price has collected 1.97% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 03/23/21 that Dollar General to Expand Private Fleet on Rising Trucking Costs

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Is It Worth Investing in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE :DG) Right Now?

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 19.39 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for DG is at 0.51. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 22 analysts out of 29 who provided ratings for Dollar General Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $228.15, which is $22.67 above the current price. DG currently public float of 238.38M and currently shorts hold a 1.51% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of DG was 2.79M shares.

DG’s Market Performance

DG stocks went up by 1.97% for the week, with a monthly jump of 13.05% and a quarterly performance of -0.48%, while its annual performance rate touched 21.27%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.86% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.57% for Dollar General Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 5.23% for DG stocks with a simple moving average of 1.57% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of DG

Telsey Advisory Group, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see DG reach a price target of $215, previously predicting the price at $245. The rating they have provided for DG stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on March 19th, 2021.

Atlantic Equities gave a rating of “Overweight” to DG, setting the target price at $243 in the report published on March 15th of the current year.

DG Trading at 5.37% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought DG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -8.67% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.57%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.86%, as shares surge +10.19% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -0.41% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DG rose by +1.97%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +8.98% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $196.46. In addition, Dollar General Corporation saw -2.17% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at DG starting from Garratt John W, who sale 26,127 shares at the price of $199.35 back on Mar 23. After this action, Garratt John W now owns 30,961 shares of Dollar General Corporation, valued at $5,208,425 using the latest closing price.

ELLIOTT ANITA C, the SVP & Chief Accounting Officer of Dollar General Corporation, sale 8,470 shares at $209.80 during a trade that took place back on Sep 28, which means that ELLIOTT ANITA C is holding 12,498 shares at $1,777,006 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for DG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +10.54 for the present operating margin
  • +31.76 for the gross margin

The net margin for Dollar General Corporation stands at +7.87. The total capital return value is set at 18.41, while invested capital returns managed to touch 14.50. Equity return is now at value 37.60, with 10.30 for asset returns.

Based on Dollar General Corporation (DG), the company’s capital structure generated 204.02 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 67.11. Total debt to assets is 47.74, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 187.90. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 61.80.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.80, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.22. The receivables turnover for the company is 403.44 and the total asset turnover is 1.26. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.21.

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