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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 19552.96. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Dollar General Corporation is 69.25 (with a change from open of 0.43%), this in conjunction with a target price of 84.43. Volume today has so far reached 1151526, with an average volume of about 4093.89. The GAP for this stock, is -0.16%.

The P/E ratio is 16.17, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.08. The current EPS for Dollar General Corporation, is 4.27, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 13.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -3.02%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Dollar General Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 9.03% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 13.65%. Quarter over quarter is 13.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 5.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 16.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 9.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 98.00%. Shares outstanding is 283.13, while shares float is at a value of 281.49. Float short for Dollar General Corporation is 2.37% and the short ratio is 1.63.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.47, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.56. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.2. The most recent gross margin is 31.00% and their operating margin is 9.60%. The profit margin is 5.90%.

Dollar General Corporation has seen returns on assets of 10.80%, and on investment, 15.00%. Return on equity is 22.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.18. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.93, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.61 and Price/cash is 105.69, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 31.91.

The simple moving averages are -11.16% and -14.70% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -28.27% and the 52 week low is 17.33%.

Dollar General Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.45%, with a current price of 69.25. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 22.00%. This is in an industry, Discount, Variety Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Dollar General Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Discount, Variety Stores industry means that Dollar General Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 3.12%, with performance for the month coming to -1.88%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -25.18%, and for the half year the performance is 2.86%. Volatility for this week is 1.81% and for the month this is 1.76%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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