Dollar General moved -5.4% this afternoon session, trading between a high of $136.62 and a low of $128.58 per share. Yesterday the stock finished at $138.5 per share, compared to an average analyst target price of $171.92.
Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The large-cap department/specialty retail stores company is based in the United States, and over the last twelve months it has returned a dividend yield of 1.6%. Dollar General has trailing twelve months earnings per share (EPS) of 10.61, which at today's prices amounts to a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.4.
Based on its expected future earnings growth, the company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 6.09. Usually a PEG ratio between 0 and 1 indicates a potentially undervalued company.
Overview of the Company's Gross Margins:
|Date Reported||Revenue ($ k)||Cost of Revenue ($ k)||Gross Margins (%)||YoY Growth (%)|
At 31.2%, Dollar General's average gross margins are wider than the 23.25% average of its industry peer group, which suggests that the firm might have a competitive advantage.