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Dollar General Corporation (DG) and the Battle of Fundamentals vs. Technicals

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) went up by 1.84% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $262.20. The company’s stock price has collected 5.39% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 01/24/23 that Dollar Tree Names Former Dollar General Leader as CEO

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 23.17 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for DG is at 0.36. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 16 analysts out of 30 who provided ratings for Dollar General Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 4 rated the stock as “overweight,” 8 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $265.96, which is $27.46 above the current price. DG currently public float of 222.60M and currently shorts hold a 1.57% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of DG was 2.02M shares.

DG’s Market Performance

DG stocks went up by 5.39% for the week, with a monthly drop of -2.90% and a quarterly performance of -2.68%, while its annual performance rate touched 10.08%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.51% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.27% for Dollar General Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.29% for DG stocks with a simple moving average of -1.62% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of DG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for DG stocks, with Credit Suisse repeating the rating for DG by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for DG in the upcoming period, according to Credit Suisse is $260 based on the research report published on December 20th of the previous year 2022.

Telsey Advisory Group, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see DG reach a price target of $270, previously predicting the price at $285. The rating they have provided for DG stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on December 02nd, 2022.

BMO Capital Markets gave a rating of “Market Perform” to DG, setting the target price at $265 in the report published on August 15th of the previous year.

DG Trading at -2.82% 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 -9.07% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.27%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.51%, as shares sank -3.69% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -6.11% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DG rose by +5.39%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -1.35% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $238.67. In addition, Dollar General Corporation saw -3.18% 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 BRYANT WARREN F, who sale 1,951 shares at the price of $243.93 back on Jan 04. After this action, BRYANT WARREN F now owns 38,269 shares of Dollar General Corporation, valued at $475,913 using the latest closing price.

Wenkoff Carman R, the EVP & Chief Information Ofc of Dollar General Corporation, sale 10,000 shares at $240.49 during a trade that took place back on Sep 30, which means that Wenkoff Carman R is holding 22,980 shares at $2,404,911 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for DG

Equity return is now at value 38.40, with 8.50 for asset returns.

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