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Is Dollar General Corporation(NYSE: DG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/13/2009. Dollar General Corporation is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Dollar General Corporation, is 3472.32, and so far today it has a volume of 4999900. Performance year to date since the 11/13/2009 is -1.11%.

To help you determine whether Dollar General Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.54 and forward P/E is 14.32. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Dollar General Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.21. P/S ratio is 0.95 and the P/B ratio is 3.7. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 108.3 and 32.7 respectively.

At the current price Dollar General Corporation is trading at, 70.67 (-1.51% today), Dollar General Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.42%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 22.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.27, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.42% after growing 13.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 13.30%, and 5.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 283.51, and the number of shares float is 281.5. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 98.10%. The float short is 1.98%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.61. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.80%, and also a return on investment of 15.00%.

The ability for Dollar General Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 0.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.47 and total debt/equity is 0.56. In terms of margins, Dollar General Corporation has a gross margin of 31.00%, with its operating margin at 9.60%, and Dollar General Corporation has a profit margin of 5.90%.

The 52 week high is -27.05%, with 19.32% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -21.32% and the 200 day simple moving average is -12.96%.

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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