Dollar General Corp. (DG) Is Not Likely To Be The Same Tomorrow

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Dollar General Corp. is listed on the NYSE in the Consumer Defensive sector while operating in the Discount Stores industry. The current market capitalization of Dollar General Corp. is $34.02B. A total of 1.74 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.41M shares.

In the most recent transaction, BRYANT WARREN F bought 850 shares of DG for 130.18 per share on Dec 15 ’23. After the transaction, the Director now owns 425 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 29 ’23, Wenkoff Carman R bought 2,000 shares at 106.25 per share. DG shares that EVP & Chief Information Ofc owns now total 30,966.

Among the insiders who bought shares, CALBERT MICHAEL M acquired of 6,000 shares on Jun 08 ’23 at a per-share price of $155.44. This resulted in the Director holding 6,000 shares of DG after the transaction. In another insider transaction, CALBERT MICHAEL M bought 2,500 shares at $155.25 per share on Jun 08 ’23. Company shares held by the Director now total 116,682.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Dollar General Corp. pays an annual dividend of $2.36, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.52%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.51. DG’s most recent ex-dividend date was 4/8/2024 when it declared a $0.59 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/23/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/23/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 1/8/2024. The DG stock dividend was $0.59 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, DG has a high of $222.99 and a low of $101.09.

As of this writing, DG has an earnings estimate of $1.57 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 21 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.66 per share and a lower estimate of $1.53. The company reported an EPS of $1.26 in the last quarter, which was 5.90% higher than expectations of $1.19.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. DG’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $344.83M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $14.25B in debt and $5.98B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $30.72, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $6.26B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for DG is Buy with a score of 3.89.

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