Dollar General Corporation (DG): Price and Financial Metrics

Dollar General Corporation (DG): $205.87

-8.03 (-3.75%)

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DG POWR Grades

  • DG scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 79.96% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for DG is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 201 days.
  • DG's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 24.87% of US stocks).

DG Stock Summary

  • DG has a market capitalization of $51,178,623,503 -- more than approximately 95.15% of US stocks.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for DG is 5.07 -- better than 92.92% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, DG is more volatile than only 2.23% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Dollar General Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be WBA, RELX, PHG, TRI, and JCI.
  • DG's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Dollar General Corp's official web site, go to

DG Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of DG, see our DG price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $233.67 Average Broker Recommendation 1.45 (Moderate Buy)

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DG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $205.87 52-week high $225.25
Prev. close $213.90 52-week low $173.50
Day low $205.80 Volume 2,914,372
Day high $211.88 Avg. volume 2,459,127
50-day MA $203.82 Dividend yield 0.79%
200-day MA $205.65 Market Cap 49.26B

Dollar General Corporation (DG) Company Bio

Dollar General is a discount retailer, offering a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel across the U.S. The company was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

DG Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$205.87$222.06 3%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for DG, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Dollar General Corp ranked in the 56th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Dollar General Corp, consider:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 23.64 -- which is good for besting 84.66% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector with positive cash flow).
  • Dollar General Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than merely 13.69% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • DG's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than merely 13.69% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

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Latest DG News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Dollar General Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate DG as an investment opportunity.

Bear Market Buys: Buyandhold 2012, BM Cashflow Detective, And Chuck Walston's Top Dividend Stocks, Part 3

Photo by JNevitt/iStock via Getty Images This article is the third in a series designed to identify the top investments in the event of a bear market. A minimum of ten stocks were chosen by Buyandhold 2012, BM Cashflow Detective and the author. The selection criteria required that each company...

Chuck Walston on Seeking Alpha | May 11, 2021

Better Buy: Costco vs. Dollar General

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) and Dollar General (NYSE: DG) have both done a phenomenal job of drawing customers to buy their goods. Costco has a well-earned reputation for providing just about any goods or services that you want. Typically, the company provides high-quality offerings, and it has a generous return policy.

Yahoo | May 11, 2021

Dollar General Corporation Announces Webcast of its First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that it plans to release its financial results for the fiscal 2021 first quarter ended April 30, 2021, on May 27, 2021.

Yahoo | May 6, 2021

Dollar General Partners with Arbor Day Foundation

Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today announced a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to extend the Company’s community and environmental stewardship efforts. In addition to a $100,000 donation, which will support planting more than 20,000 trees through reforestation and community tree planting events in multiple states, Dollar General also plans to support the partnership through employee volunteer days in various markets across the country.

Yahoo | May 6, 2021

Is the Reopening Economy Crashing Dollar General’s Bottom Line?

Dollar General has been a solid investment for both landlords and investors year after year. But will it still be such a sure thing post-pandemic? Find out.

Yahoo | May 1, 2021

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DG Price Returns

1-mo -1.52%
3-mo 3.13%
6-mo -3.39%
1-year 14.12%
3-year 125.91%
5-year 166.20%
YTD -1.73%
2020 35.89%
2019 45.71%
2018 17.55%
2017 26.92%
2016 4.36%

DG Dividends

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Continue Researching DG

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Dollar General Corp (DG) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Dollar General Corp (DG) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Dollar General Corp (DG) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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