Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has a beta of 0.53, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 20.85, and a growth ratio of 1.30. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 47.24, with weekly volatility at 1.50% and ATR at 3.47. The DG stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $125.00 and a $225.25 high. Its shares traded lower over the last trading session, losing -0.42% on 12/29/20. The shares fell to a low of $209.605 before closing at $210.39. Intraday shares traded counted 1.27 million, which was 23.67% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 1.66M. DG’s previous close was $211.28 while the outstanding shares total 247.13M.
Investors have identified the Discount Stores company Dollar General Corporation as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $51.52 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
Dollar General Corporation (DG) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 7.53 billion total, with 5.89 billion as their total liabilities.
DG were able to record 2.69 billion as free cash flow during the Q3 2020 quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 1.96 billion. In cash movements, the company had a total of 3.38 billion as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for Dollar General Corporation (DG)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the Q3 2020 quarter of the year, Dollar General Corporation recorded a total of 8.2 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 14.74% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the Q3 2020 quarter reducing by -5.91%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 5.63 billion trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 2.57 billion. This allows shareholders to hold on to 247.13M with the recently reported earning now reading 2.32 cents per share. This is a figure that compared to analyst’s prediction for their Q3 2020 (2.31 cents a share).
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 9.95 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on DG sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of DG attractive?
In related news, SVP & Chief Accounting Officer, ELLIOTT ANITA C sold 8,470 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Sep 28. The sale was performed at an average price of 209.80, for a total value of 1,777,006. As the sale deal closes, the EVP, Global Supply Chain, Kindy Michael J now sold 13,895 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 2,831,401. Also, EVP, Store Operations, SUNDERLAND STEVEN G sold 10,236 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Sep 10. The shares were price at an average price of 200.03 per share, with a total market value of 2,047,496. Following this completion of acquisition, the EVP & General Counsel, TAYLOR RHONDA now holds 29,274 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 5,798,149. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.10%.
19 out of 27 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 6 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Dollar General Corporation. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the DG stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $236.42.