DG $106.38 +1.50 (1.43%)
Dollar General Corp
Ideas, Updates & Analysis
Both Dollar General and Dollar Tree released earnings this week.
And both stocks got hit hard percentage-wise.
"Dollar General Corporation, one of the largest discount retailers, came out with first-quarter fiscal 2018 results, wherein earnings of $1.36 missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.40 but improved 33.3% from the prior-year quarter."
"Dollar Tree Inc., one of the leading operators of discount stores, delivered first-quarter fiscal 2018 adjusted earnings of $1.19 per share that lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.23. However, earnings grew 21.4% year over year."
In both cases, the year or year (YOY) earnings grew by a significant percentage.
As far as I can tell, the negative reaction was because each company "missed" the earnings estimates, but not by that much really, only 4 cents.
There may be an opportunity for a short-term trade here.
Fri, Jun 1, 2018 DG @ $89.26
Fri, Jun 1, 2018 DLTR @ $81.28
Dollar General Stock Charts
The 5 year and 1 year stock charts are below.
50 Day Moving Average
The 50 Day Moving Average is at $99.24 which is 7.19% below the stock price of $106.38.
200 Day Moving Average
The 200 Day Moving Average is at 95.10 which is 11.86% below the stock price of $106.38.
Because both the 50 DMA and 200 DMA are below the current stock price, this can be considered a bullish technical indicator.
DG Stock Price
Below are a few key dates for the stock price.
Year To Date
The most recent stock price is $106.38.
The Year To Date (YTD) return is +13.10%.
52 Week Low
The 52 Week Low stock price is $70.30 set on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 which is 354 days ago.
The current price per share is 51.32% above the 52 week low.
52 Week High
The 52 Week High stock price is $106.61 set on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 which is 3 days ago.
The current price per share is -0.22% below the 52 week high.
All Time High
The All Time High stock price is $106.61 set on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 which is 3 days ago.
The current price per share is -0.22% below the all time high.
Below is the EPS, P/E Ratio and Earnings Date.
The Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $5.97.
The Price To Earnings (P/E) Ratio is 17.80.
Dollar General has a relatively low price to earnings ratio compared to the overal S&P 500 average, which is about 25%.
Some investors look for very low p/e stocks with the hopes of investing in an undervalued stock. Of course, this is just one factor to consider.
Stocks can make big percentage moves on the earnings announcement.
Companies announce earnings either before the market open or after the close.
The Earnings Release Date for Dollar General Corp was Thu, Mar 15, 2018.
Since this earnings release 158 days ago, the stock price is up by +19.26%.
Many investors know the importance of a companies earnings report. Also, the market reaction to the earnings release can be even more important and can help in making a prediction of a future price forecast of the shares.
A significant post earnings announcement percentage move can continue or reverse an existing trend for several days or weeks after the earnings date.
The most recent Earnings Release Date was on Wed, May 30, 2018, which was 82 days ago.
Since this earnings date, the stock price is up by +10.54%.
Dollar General Dividend
Below is important Dividend information.
The Annual Dividend Yield is 1.15%.
(The next ex-dividend date will be around Sun, Oct 7, 2018.)
Investors should understand the dividend history of a company. Dividend history will show the dividend payments disbursed to investors over the years.
|Declaration Date||Amount||Ex-Date||Record Date||Pay Date|
|Thu, May 31, 2018||$0.29||Mon, Jul 9, 2018||Tue, Jul 10, 2018||Tue, Jul 24, 2018|
|Thu, Mar 15, 2018||$0.29||Mon, Apr 9, 2018||Tue, Apr 10, 2018||Tue, Apr 24, 2018|
|Thu, Dec 7, 2017||$0.26||Mon, Jan 8, 2018||Tue, Jan 9, 2018||Tue, Jan 23, 2018|
|Thu, Aug 31, 2017||$0.26||Fri, Oct 6, 2017||Tue, Oct 10, 2017||Tue, Oct 24, 2017|
|Wed, May 31, 2017||$0.26||Fri, Jul 7, 2017||Tue, Jul 11, 2017||Tue, Jul 25, 2017|
|Wed, Mar 15, 2017||$0.26||Fri, Apr 7, 2017||Tue, Apr 11, 2017||Tue, Apr 25, 2017|
|Wed, Nov 30, 2016||$0.25||Mon, Dec 19, 2016||Wed, Dec 21, 2016||Wed, Jan 4, 2017|
|Thu, Aug 25, 2016||$0.25||Mon, Sep 12, 2016||Wed, Sep 14, 2016||Wed, Sep 28, 2016|
|Thu, May 26, 2016||$0.25||Mon, Jun 13, 2016||Wed, Jun 15, 2016||Wed, Jun 29, 2016|
|Tue, Mar 8, 2016||$0.25||Thu, Mar 24, 2016||Tue, Mar 29, 2016||Tue, Apr 12, 2016|
|Thu, Dec 3, 2015||$0.22||Mon, Dec 21, 2015||Wed, Dec 23, 2015||Wed, Jan 6, 2016|
|Thu, Aug 27, 2015||$0.22||Mon, Sep 14, 2015||Wed, Sep 16, 2015||Wed, Sep 30, 2015|
|Thu, May 28, 2015||$0.22||Mon, Jun 15, 2015||Wed, Jun 17, 2015||Wed, Jul 1, 2015|
|Tue, Mar 10, 2015||$0.22||Mon, Apr 6, 2015||Wed, Apr 8, 2015||Wed, Apr 22, 2015|
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DG Company Profile
Learn more about Dollar General.
Dollar General Corp is a Consumer Staples stock that trades on the NYSE and has a market capitalization of $28.06 Billion.
Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer. The Company offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel. The Company's consumables category includes paper and cleaning products (such as paper towels, bath tissue, and other home cleaning supplies); packaged food (such as cereals, spices, sugar and flour); perishables (such as milk, beer and wine); snacks (such as candy, cookies, and carbonated beverages); health and beauty (such as over-the-counter medicines and personal care products); pet (pet supplies and pet food), and tobacco products. Its seasonal products include decorations, toys, batteries, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, and home office supplies. Its home products include cookware, craft supplies and kitchen, and bed and bath soft goods. Its apparel products include casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes and accessories.
Spend a few minutes browsing the Dollar General Corp, web site at http://www.dollargeneral.com.