Dollar General Corporation (DG) Dips 2.92% for September 16

Equities Staff  |

Among the S&P 500’s biggest fallers on Monday September 16 was Dollar General Corporation (DG). The stock experienced a 2.92% decline to $153.17 with 1.82 million shares changing hands.

Dollar General Corporation started at an opening price of 156.63 and hit a high of $156.99 and a low of $152.36. Ultimately, the stock took a hit and finished the day at $4.61 per share. Dollar General Corporation trades an average of 1.85 million shares a day out of a total 257.07 million shares outstanding. The current moving averages are a 50-day SMA of $142.20 and a 200-day SMA of $124.55. Dollar General Corporation hit a high of $162.34 and a low of $98.08 over the last year.

A leading American discount retailer, Dollar General operates over 15,000 stores in 44 states, selling branded and private-label products across a wide variety of categories. In fiscal 2018, 78% of net sales came from consumables (including paper and cleaning products, packaged and perishable food, tobacco, and health and beauty items), 12% from seasonal merchandise (such as toys, greeting cards, decorations, and gardening supplies), 6% from home products (for example, kitchen supplies, small appliances, and cookware), and 5% from basic apparel. Stores average roughly 7,400 square feet, and about 75% of Dollar General locations are in towns of 20,000 or fewer people. The company emphasizes value, with more than 80% of its items priced at $5 or less.

With its headquarters located in Goodlettsville, TN, Dollar General Corporation employs 135,000 people. After today’s trading, the company’s market cap has fallen to $39.38 billionAs for its value, has a P/E ratio of <25.3, a P/S of 1.52, a P/B of 5.84, and a P/FCF of 33.6.

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For all the attention paid to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), it’s the S&P 500 that’s relied on by insiders and institutional investors. It represents the industry standard for American large-cap indices.

The Dow is made up of just 30 stocks to the S&P 500’s 500, and it uses an unreliable and outdated price-weighting system where the S&P 500 relies on market cap in weighting its returns. This is why its long-term returns is a much more reliable gauge for the performance of large- and mega-cap stocks over time.

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