Dollar General Corporations in-depth data and chart pattern analysis indicates that the stock price has rallied 3.74% in the past 12 Weeks , but analyzing the 6 month charts for the stock , the price continues to stay positive and keep the rally at 9.59% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 1.75% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks since the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Dollar General Corporation has a negative value of -13.47 compared to overall market performance.
Dollar General Corporation stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 3.28% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 3.86%.The 200 Day SMA reached 2.62%Dollar General Corporation is having a Relative Strength Index of 58.05 which indicates the stock is not yet over sold or over bought based on the technical indicators.Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has tumbled 0.41% during the past week, however, the bigger picture is still very bullish; the stocks have advanced and posted positive gains of 10.01% in the last four weeks. The stocks have underperformed the S&P 500 by 1.09% during the past week but Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) it has outperformed the index in 4 weeks by 6.64%.
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) : On Friday heightened volatility was witnessed in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $76.32 and hit $78.47 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $77.35, with a gain of 1.88% or 1.43 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,866,027 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $96.88 and the company has a market cap of $21,369 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $66.5 .
Currently the company Insiders own 0.22% of Dollar General Corporation shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -25.97% . Institutional Investors own 85.19% of Dollar General Corporation shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -25.97%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Dec 19, 2016, Robert D Ravener (EVP & Chief People Officer) sold 6,376 shares at 77.32 per share price.On Sep 1, 2016, Michael M Calbert (director) purchased 13,000 shares at 75.53 per share price.On Aug 29, 2016, William C Iii Rhodes (director) purchased 5,000 shares at 76.30 per share price.
Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Dollar General Corp. was Initiated by Bernstein on Feb 6, 2017 to Outperform, Price Target of the shares are set at $91.Dollar General Corp. was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to Neutral on Jan 13, 2017. Dollar General Corp. was Initiated by Loop Capital to Hold on Dec 7, 2016. Dollar General Corp. was Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Dec 2, 2016 to Market Perform, Lowers Price Target to $ 78 from a previous price target of $84 .
Dollar General Corp. Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Dec 1, 2016. The company reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.04. Analyst had a consensus of $0.93. The company had revenue of $5320.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5365.40 million. The companys revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.88 EPS.
Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the United States. The Company separates its merchandise into four categories, which includes highly consumable, seasonal, home products and basic clothing. Highly consumable consists of packaged food, candy, snacks and refrigerated products, health and beauty aids, home cleaning supplies and pet supplies; seasonal consists of seasonal and holiday-related items, toys, stationery and hardware; home products consists of house wares and domestics, and basic clothing consists of casual everyday apparel. Dollar General is among the largest retailers of top-quality products made by Americas most trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kelloggs, General Mills, Nabisco, Fruit of the Loom, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. The Company store support center is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.