DG stock: buy or sell?

DG stock price: $151.01 2.89% At close on March 31st, 2020

Updated on:
March 31st, 2020

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Dollar General soared an excellent 2.89% and closed at $151.01. Tuesday was the fourth green day in a row, gaining 9.72%.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States.

Should I buy DG stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Dollar General stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Dollar General stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for DG stock for the last month.

DG stock analysis

Daily outlook

Dollar General shares soared 2.89% to $151.01 today.

Dollar General closed today at $151.01 and soared an excellent 2.89%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on March/18, DG fell $-3.52 per share (-2.28%). On March 10th, DG hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Feb 21st tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

DG stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Dollar General soared a shining 3.35% this week. Early March DG plunged a dreadful -8.62% in just one week. Early March DG rocketed a great 5.10% in just one week.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Dollar General marked early March. Since early March, when DG stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-7.37 per share (-4.65%). Stocks under the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

DG stock chart (weekly)

DG stock price history

DG IPO was on November 13th, 2009 at $20.76 per share1. Since then, DG stock grew a 627.40%, with an average of 62.70% per year. If you had invested right after DG's IPO a $1,000 in DG stock in 2009, it would worth $6,274.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

DG stock historical price chart

DG stock reached all-time highs on Mar 10th with a price of $167.44.

DG stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' DG stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price forecast for Dollar General stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, when Dollar General presented its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
DG earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a1.02n/a
2017-Q3-n/a1.08n/a
2017-Q42018-03-151.481.480.0%
2018-Q12018-03-151.481.480.0%
2018-Q22018-05-311.41.36-2.9%
2018-Q32018-08-301.491.522.0%
2018-Q42018-12-041.261.260.0%
2019-Q12019-03-141.881.84-2.1%
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2018, last anual revenues report draw a great gain of 9.18% to $25,625.00 million dollars. When comparing 2019 vs 2018, nonetheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained steady a -0.35% to 6.20%.

DG annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$17,500 M-$1,030 M5.9%-
2014$18,910 M8.06%$1,070 M5.7%3.88%
2015$18,910 M0.00%$1,065 M5.6%-0.44%
2015$20,370 M7.72%$1,170 M5.7%9.82%
2016$20,369 M-0.01%$1,165 M5.7%-0.42%
2016$21,990 M7.96%$1,250 M5.7%7.29%
2017$21,987 M-0.02%$1,251 M5.7%0.09%
2017$23,470 M6.75%$1,540 M6.6%23.09%
2018$23,471 M0.00%$1,539 M6.6%-0.07%
2019$25,625 M9.18%$1,589 M6.2%3.28%

Quarterly financial results

Dollar General posted $6,649.81 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a 3.62% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $483.24 M with a profit margin of 7.27%. Profit margin appreciated a 2.06% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.21%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Dollar General sales marked a shining growth and jumped a 8.49%.
DG quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$5,610 M-$279 M5.0%-
2017-Q3$5,830 M3.92%$295 M5.1%5.47%
2017-Q4$5,904 M1.26%$253 M4.3%-14.33%
2018-Q1$6,129 M3.83%$712 M11.6%182.00%
2018-Q2$6,114 M-0.24%$365 M6.0%-48.77%
2018-Q3$6,443 M5.38%$407 M6.3%11.62%
2018-Q4$6,417 M-0.40%$334 M5.2%-17.95%
2019-Q1$6,650 M3.62%$483 M7.3%44.62%

Dollar General ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Dollar General, 0.18% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for DG stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Dollar General:

DG
Market cap$38.0 B
Total shares251.9 M
Float shares250.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)96.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

DG summary

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Open$146.19
Close$151.01
Day range$146.19 - $156.88
Previous close$146.77
Session gain2.89%
Average true range$11.98
50d mov avg$154.21
100d mov avg$155.20
200d mov avg$151.41
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Dollar General performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared Dollar General against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
DGDollar General-2.62%-5.81%24.30%

Dollar General competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Dollar General competitor. This doesn't mean Dollar General does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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