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.

DG was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 92, implying potential capital gains of 23.08 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 68, implying potential capital losses of -9.03 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.47 percent. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DG to grow at a rate of 0.6 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DG is 28.12.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DG hit 95.34 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 65.97. Today's price is 13.31 percent above the 52-week 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.