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Morning Hot Stocks: Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG)

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 19.68 B. It is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 16.02, a forward P/E of 14.44 and EPS of 4.44. At a stock price of 71.13 (0.65%) it has a dividend yield of 1.46%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 14.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by 12.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 10.64% and more long-term 7.31% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 15.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 8.20% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 13.70%.

For performance, Dollar General Corporation the past week has seen a gain of -1.29%. For the last month performance for Dollar General Corporation is 2.63%. While the last quarter is -6.43% and half year, -7.14%. Finally for the year, performance is -9.91%.

The 52-week high for Dollar General Corporation, is at -26.08%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 7.31%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.75% and -4.09% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.50%, and for the month it is 1.51%. Dollar General Corporation, has a target price of 79.16.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.5, and for total debt/equity Dollar General Corporation has 0.59. The gross margin is 30.80%, while operating margin is 9.40%, the profit margin is 5.70%. The current ratio is 1.4 and the quick ratio is 0.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 99.20%. Dollar General Corporation has a payout ratio of 22.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 276.74. The shares float is 274.59, with the float short at 3.36%, with short ratio coming to 3.29.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Dollar General Corporation, get 10.80%, with its returns on investment at 15.70%. Return on equity is 23.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 79.16, reached soon?

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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