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 analyst gave a price target of 92, which equates to a potential upside of 23.08 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 68, implying a possible loss of -9.03 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.47 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.