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Dollar General Corp

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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.

Dollar General 5 year stock chart
Dollar General 5 year stock chart

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.

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

Aug 2017

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.

Earnings Dates

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%.


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.)

Declaration Date Amount Ex-Date Record Date Pay Date
Thu, May 31, 2018$0.29Mon, Jul 9, 2018Tue, Jul 10, 2018Tue, Jul 24, 2018
Thu, Mar 15, 2018$0.29Mon, Apr 9, 2018Tue, Apr 10, 2018Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Thu, Dec 7, 2017$0.26Mon, Jan 8, 2018Tue, Jan 9, 2018Tue, Jan 23, 2018
Thu, Aug 31, 2017$0.26Fri, Oct 6, 2017Tue, Oct 10, 2017Tue, Oct 24, 2017
Wed, May 31, 2017$0.26Fri, Jul 7, 2017Tue, Jul 11, 2017Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Wed, Mar 15, 2017$0.26Fri, Apr 7, 2017Tue, Apr 11, 2017Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Wed, Nov 30, 2016$0.25Mon, Dec 19, 2016Wed, Dec 21, 2016Wed, Jan 4, 2017
Thu, Aug 25, 2016$0.25Mon, Sep 12, 2016Wed, Sep 14, 2016Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Thu, May 26, 2016$0.25Mon, Jun 13, 2016Wed, Jun 15, 2016Wed, Jun 29, 2016
Tue, Mar 8, 2016$0.25Thu, Mar 24, 2016Tue, Mar 29, 2016Tue, Apr 12, 2016
Thu, Dec 3, 2015$0.22Mon, Dec 21, 2015Wed, Dec 23, 2015Wed, Jan 6, 2016
Thu, Aug 27, 2015$0.22Mon, Sep 14, 2015Wed, Sep 16, 2015Wed, Sep 30, 2015
Thu, May 28, 2015$0.22Mon, Jun 15, 2015Wed, Jun 17, 2015Wed, Jul 1, 2015
Tue, Mar 10, 2015$0.22Mon, Apr 6, 2015Wed, Apr 8, 2015Wed, Apr 22, 2015
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Industry Stocks

Below are other Retail Consumer Staples stocks as Dollar General.

DG Company Profile

Learn more about Dollar General.

Dollar General Corp LogoDollar General Corp is a Consumer Staples stock that trades on the NYSE and has a market capitalization of $28.06 Billion.

http://www.dollargeneral.comDollar 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.

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