Dollar General Corp (DG)

DG (NYSE:Retail) EQUITY
$75.50
neg -0.11
-0.15%
Today's Range: 75.20 - 77.36 | DG Avg Daily Volume: 2,865,500
Last Update: 08/26/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 11,792,238
YTD Performance: 5.05%
Open: $75.24
Previous Close: $75.61
52 Week Range: $59.75 - $96.88
Oustanding Shares: 283,778,285
Market Cap: 21,456,476,129
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for DG
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 9 12 14 15
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 3 1 2 2
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.54 1.23 1.31 1.29
Latest Dividend: 0.25
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.32%
Dividend Ex-Date: 09/12/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 17.67
Price Earnings Comparisons:
DG Sector Avg. S&P 500
17.67 18.30 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-14.21% -1.58% 35.82%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 7.70 0.30 0.08
Net Income 9.40 0.20 0.07
EPS 13.20 0.40 0.11
Earnings for DG:
EBITDA 2.29B
Revenue 20.37B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (10/16) Qtr (01/17) FY (01/17) FY (01/18)
Average Estimate $0.96 $1.49 $4.52 $5.06
Number of Analysts 8 7 7 8
High Estimate $1.00 $1.53 $4.64 $5.30
Low Estimate $0.89 $1.44 $4.40 $4.87
Prior Year $0.88 $1.30 $3.96 $4.52
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 8.95% 14.40% 14.11% 11.93%
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The leadership is quite stark.
The U.S. dollar strengthened on New York Fed President Stanley Fischer's hawkish comments. The price of crude oil is flat. Gold also flat lined. A $1,300 to $1,310 test seems possible. Entry point? A wild day in agricultural commodities: wheat -18, corn -5, soybean -14 and oats -6. (To those in Comments Section, I would continue to avoid fertilizers. I don't understand the interest in purchasing Potash (POT) down below! Double entendre! ) Lumber rallied by a beaner after being lower this week. Municipals are flat but closed-end muni bond funds are getting hit by profit taking; I would be out of/avoid this asset class. Junk bonds are unchanged. Banks continue to act swell, led by Bank of America (BAC) . Insurance is slightly higher but my fav long, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) , continues to lag. Brokerages, up big, are flat. I initiated shorts in MS and GS based on the magnitude of the recent rally, reduced expectations for capital market activity and a flattening yield curve. Retail was broadly lower. I addressed the headwinds facing dollar-store companies in my opening missive. Both DG and DLTR reversed by more than $2 from the morning highs. Home Depot (HD) also is lower again (Some interest in this name in the Comments Section; I would continue to avoid after a period of outperformance). Biotech is flat as a pancake. Energy stocks moved lower despite a modest rise in the price of crude. I initiated trading shorts in U.S. Oil Fund (USO) , Schlumberger (SLB) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) this week. Autos down on the day. I pointed out the rise in subprime auto delinquencies yesterday as another signpost of Peak Autos. Staples have been hit on a stronger U.S. currency. Media is weaker. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on what's real or Memorex? Jim also chimes in on his view of the dollar-store space. Mark "Nashville Cats" Sebastian on a Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) game plan.  Rev Shark on possible reactions to the Fed.  Ed Ponsi "Scheme" on how to play Jackson Hole. 
Shares plunge sharply as key support is broken.
Here are three big reason why you want to be on the sidelines.
These stocks had gotten so expensive that there was no margin for error.
Globalization and technological innovation have been potent headwinds to U.S. wage gains. Rising living costs have crippled Americans' disposable incomes. This leads to what I call the "screwflation of the middle class."  Not surprisingly, this means that signs of "Peak Consumer" have begun to emerge. For example, subprime-auto-loan delinquencies are spiking, while new-car sales have begun to recede from their recent record highs. At the same time, affordability issues are hurting the U.S. housing market's lower and middle ends. Add it all up and it's little surprise that the forward-looking Purchasing Managers Index from Markit Economics indicates that the U.S. services sector is barely growing: Source: Bloomberg via The Daily Shot In releasing the latest data, Markit Chief
Retailers continue to struggle this earnings season with Dollar Tree, Dollar General and GameStop all reporting disappointing comps.
Dollar General stock is not yet quite as cheap as the merchandise it sells.
Bearish
Aug 26, 2016 | 7:08 AM EDT
DG was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform, BMO Capital said. $78 price target. Company is facing sales growth headwinds.

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