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We Analyzed the Future Direction of Dollar General Corporation (DG), Here is What We Found

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) went up by 1.42% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $262.20. The company’s stock price has collected 2.71% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 05/26/22 that Dollar General Had Good News for Investors. Wall Street Expected Gloom.

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 25.33 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for DG is at 0.43. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 17 analysts out of 28 who provided ratings for Dollar General Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $252.71, which is $2.66 above the current price. DG currently public float of 226.27M and currently shorts hold a 1.94% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of DG was 2.16M shares.

DG’s Market Performance

DG stocks went up by 2.71% for the week, with a monthly jump of 8.17% and a quarterly performance of 8.11%, while its annual performance rate touched 13.85%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.32% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.51% for Dollar General Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 5.58% for DG stocks with a simple moving average of 11.44% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of DG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for DG stocks, with Morgan Stanley repeating the rating for DG by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for DG in the upcoming period, according to Morgan Stanley is $250 based on the research report published on June 16th of the current year 2022.

Gordon Haskett, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see DG reach a price target of $210. The rating they have provided for DG stocks is “Hold” according to the report published on May 20th, 2022.

Wells Fargo gave a rating of “Overweight” to DG, setting the target price at $220 in the report published on February 25th of the current year.

DG Trading at 6.55% 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 -5.78% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.51%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.32%, as shares surge +12.12% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -1.25% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DG rose by +2.71%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +13.53% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $235.34. In addition, Dollar General Corporation saw 4.76% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at DG starting from ELLIOTT ANITA C, who sale 5,000 shares at the price of $247.11 back on Jun 24. After this action, ELLIOTT ANITA C now owns 16,279 shares of Dollar General Corporation, valued at $1,235,562 using the latest closing price.

FILIKRUSHEL PATRICIA, the Director of Dollar General Corporation, sale 5,289 shares at $221.59 during a trade that took place back on May 31, which means that FILIKRUSHEL PATRICIA is holding 22,793 shares at $1,171,976 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for DG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +9.42 for the present operating margin
  • +31.60 for the gross margin

The net margin for Dollar General Corporation stands at +7.01. Equity return is now at value 37.10, with 8.70 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.05.