What Can Dollar General Corporation (DG) Tell Us About Its Growth?

    Ravener Robert D, EVP & Chief People Officer, subtracted 8,973 shares of Dollar General Corporation (DG) from its portfolio at the rate of $123.82 per share valuing $1,111,034 on Apr 16. The insider left behind 17,794 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Dollar General Corporation (DG) was $134.59. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $135.54, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $136.48. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $132.95 and a 2nd Support Level at $131.30. Dollar General Corporation (DG) stock has gained $0.57, or 0.43%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$5.36, or -3.83%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $12.34, or 10.09%. This year-to-date, Dollar General Corporation (DG) shares have gained $26.51, or 24.53%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Dollar General Corporation (DG) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .”

    With 258,323 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $34,734,112K. Dollar General Corporation (DG) generates $25,625 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,589 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 33.36%, a 3-Year Total Return of 44.86%, and a 5-year Total Return of 134.23%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.320 per share on 07/08/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.95%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.28.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Apr-19, Dollar General Corporation (DG) reported earnings of $1.48 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.39 per share, representing a 0.09 difference and 6.81% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Jan-19, the reported earnings of $1.84 represented a -0.04 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.88 per share, which was a 2.22% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 07/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.58 per share. This estimate came from a total of 22 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.66 and the low estimate was $1.53. In the year-ago quarter, Dollar General Corporation (DG) generated per-share earnings of $1.52. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +3.95%.

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 9 purchases (19,645 shares in total) and 5 sale (5 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 31 insider buys amounting to 210,638 shares and 21 insider sales amounting to 168,849 shares. In the past full year, 36 insider purchases were made (involving 272,972 shares) and 26 insider sell-offs equivalent to 224,930 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Dollar General Corporation (DG) has a Current Ratio of 1.55, a Quick Ratio of 0.19 and a Cash Ratio of 0.08. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 44.64, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 30.86, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 21.55. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 44.61 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 30.84.