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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DG. The maximum price target given was 92, implying potential capital gains of 23.08 percent. The minimum price target given was 68, implying potential capital losses of -9.03 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.47 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.67 percent.

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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of DG to grow at a rate of 0.6 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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. Today's price is 13.31 percent above the 52-week low, and 21.6 percent below the high. DG has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $20.6 billion. DG's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.