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Dollar General Corporation (DG) Review – Making Smarter Decisions

1,614 institutions hold shares in Dollar General Corporation (DG), with 588.59k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.25% while institutional investors hold 96.05% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 243.49M, and float is at 238.38M with Short Float at 1.30%. Institutions hold 95.82% of the Float.

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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc with over 20.48 million shares valued at $4.31 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 8.56% of the DG Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with 19.18 million shares valued at $4.03 billion to account for 8.02% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 17.57 million shares representing 7.35% and valued at over $3.7 billion, while Capital World Investors holds 4.71% of the shares totaling 11.28 million with a market value of $2.37 billion.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is 0.85% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $172.66 and a high of $225.25 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The DG stock was last observed hovering at around $212.40 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.32% off its average median price target of $237.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 20.27% off the consensus price target high of $266.00 offered by 28 analysts, but current levels are -17.82% lower than the price target low of $180.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $212.08, the stock is 0.72% and 6.33% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.0 million and changing -0.15% at the moment leaves the stock 3.81% off its SMA200. DG registered 18.86% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of 0.02%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $203.37 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $206.53.

The stock witnessed a 4.27% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 6.24%, and is -2.20% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.57% over the week and 1.57% over the month.

Dollar General Corporation (DG) has around 158000 employees, a market worth around $51.18B and $33.75B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 19.98 and Fwd P/E is 19.76. Profit margin for the company is 7.90%. Distance from 52-week low is 22.83% and -5.85% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (26.00%).

Dollar General Corporation (DG) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Dollar General Corporation (DG) is a “Buy”. 28 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.90, where 3 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 22 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Dollar General Corporation is expected to release its quarterly report on 06/03/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $2.12 with sales reaching $8.12B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 60.00% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 0.10% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 6.70% in year-over-year returns.

Dollar General Corporation (DG) Insider Activity

A total of 31 insider transactions have happened at Dollar General Corporation (DG) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 15 and purchases happening 16 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Garratt John W, the company’s EVP & Chief Financial Officer. SEC filings show that Garratt John W sold 26,127 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 23 at a price of $199.35 per share for a total of $5.21 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 30961.0 shares.

Dollar General Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Sep 28 that ELLIOTT ANITA C (SVP & Chief Accounting Officer) sold a total of 8,470 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Sep 28 and was made at $209.80 per share for $1.78 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 12498.0 shares of the DG stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Sep 16, Kindy Michael J (EVP, Global Supply Chain) disposed off 13,895 shares at an average price of $203.77 for $2.83 million. The insider now directly holds 5,145 shares of Dollar General Corporation (DG).

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Dollar General Corporation (DG): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) that is trading 24.37% up over the past 12 months. Big Lots Inc. (BIG) is 189.48% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 14.13% from the last report on Apr 14, 2021 to stand at a total of 3.1 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.

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