Dollar General Corporation (DG) Rises 10.68% for August 29

Equities Staff  |

Among the biggest risers on the S&P 500 on Thursday August 29 was Dollar General Corporation ($DG), popping some 10.68% to a price of $156.09 a share with some 6.82 million shares trading hands.

Starting the day trading at $151.62, Dollar General Corporation reached an intraday high of $157.44 and hit intraday lows of $151.10. Shares gained $15.06 apiece by day’s end. Over the last 90 days, the stock’s average daily volume has been 1.7 million of its 258.32 million share total float. Today’s action puts the stock’s 50-day SMA at $137.56 and 200-day SMA at $122.07 with a 52-week range of $98.08 to $145.06.

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.

Dollar General Corporation has its corporate headquarters located in Goodlettsville, TN and employs 135,000 people. Its market cap has now risen to $40.32 billion after today’s trading, its P/E ratio is now 22.8, its P/S 1.85, P/B 6.14, and P/FCF 40.8.

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The DJIA relies on just 30 stocks as a sample of large- and mega-cap firms, dwarfed by the 500 contained in the S&P 500, and it also weights its returns using an outdated and flawed price-weighting method. The S&P 500’s weighting is based on market cap, making it a much better representation of actual market performance for large- and mega-cap stocks.

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