Analyst Ratings for Dollar General Corp. (DG)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, DG received an average rating of Overweight.

31 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 12 gave DG a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 16 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for DG. The most optimistic price target was 92, which equates to a potential upside of 23.08 percent. The minimum price target given was 68, implying a possible loss of -9.03 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.47 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.67 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of DG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 0.6 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DG is 28.12.

DG has a 52-week high of 95.34 and a 52-week low of 65.97. Currently the stock is 13.31 percent higher than its low, and 21.6 percent below the high. DG has a price/earnings ratio of 16.87. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DG value stock report compares DG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of DG is $20.6 billion. DG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.