Why Is Dollar General (DG) Making Headlines Today?

Today Barrons is reporting: "Dollar General stock was tumbling after the company said its results will be lower than it had predicted, the result of weak sales and inventory problems. Dollar General ( ticker: DG ) reports its earnings on March 16, but released an update on Thursday." For full coverage click here. Shares of the large-cap Consumer Cyclical company have not moved much on the news as of the morning trading session, and are currently trading at $225.27.

Dollar General Corporation is an American chain of variety stores headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The company belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector, which has an average price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.33 and an average price to book (P/B) ratio of 3.12. In contrast, Dollar General has a trailing 12 month P/E ratio of 21.91 and a P/B ratio of 8.92.

Dollar General has moved 20.7% over the last year compared to -7% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of 27%. Dollar General has a 52 week high of $261.01 and a 52 week low of $182.02.

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