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 lowest price target was 68, implying a possible loss of -9.03 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

DG has an estimated earnings growth rate of 0.6 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. DG has a PEG ratio of 28.12.

DG has a 52-week high of 95.34 and a 52-week low of 65.97. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 13.31 percent, 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 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.