Just the Facts on Dollar General Corporation (DG)

Dollar General Corporation (DG) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Discount, Variety Stores. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $97.07, up from yesterday’s close by 0.82%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Dollar General Corporation (DG) currently trades with a market capitalization of $26.25 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 2.00 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.16 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.4 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 4.06% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Dollar General Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $105.82. It is now trading 8.75% off that level. The stock is trading $94.41 its 50-day moving average by -2.66%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $65.97.

In recent action, Dollar General Corporation (DG) has made a move of +1.72% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.77% with $268.30 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of DG.

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