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DG’s 2023 Market Dance: Up 7.75% – Time to Invest?

A mixed performance in the stock price over the year has left investors with either an optimistic or pessimistic outlook, depending on their point of view. Until today this year the stock’s price performance recorded an increase of 7.75%. However, over the last six months, the performance has been weaker by 20.73%. The price of DG increased 1.38% over the last 30 days. And in the last five days, it has surged by 3.99%.

Dollar General Corp.’s stock has had a tumultuous market performance. The 1-year high for the company’s stock was $218.36 on 05/18/23, and the lowest price during the same period was recorded at $101.09 on 10/12/23.

52-week price history of DG Stock

A stock’s 52-week price history, including the low and high prices, can offer valuable insights into its current standing and future prospects. Dollar General Corp.’s current trading price is -32.92% away from its 52-week high, while its distance from the 52-week low is 44.90%. The stock’s price range over this timeframe has been between $101.09 and $218.36. The shares of the Consumer Defensive sector company recorded a trading volume of approximately 1.49 million for the day, which was comparatively lower than the average daily volume of 2.31 million over the last three months.

The Connection Between Financial Performance and Market Capitalization

Dollar General Corp. (DG) has experienced a quarterly rise of 8.47% in its revenues when compared to the same period in the previous year. Presently, the company has a total market capitalization of 32.18B and boasts a workforce of 185800 employees.

How Moving Averages and Trading Volume Data Work Together

Based on Barchart.com data, the company’s moving average over the 100-day period was 142.91, with a change in price of +16.29. Similarly, Dollar General Corp. recorded 2,248,067 in trading volume during the last 100 days, posting a change of +12.52%.

DG’s Debt-to-Equity Ratio: A Comprehensive Review

A key metric for assessing a company’s financial well-being and market status is the debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio. This ratio is derived by dividing a company’s total liabilities by its shareholders’ equity, and it demonstrates the level of debt a company uses to support its assets relative to shareholder equity. At the time of writing, the total D/E ratio for DG stands at 2.68. Similarly, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio is also 2.36.

DG Stock Stochastic Average

The raw stochastic average for Dollar General Corp. over the last 50 days is presently at 35.04%. This reflects a drop from the raw stochastic average of the previous 20 days, which was noted at 88.74%. Further, the company’s Stochastic %K and %D values for the last 20 days were 62.71% and 47.53%, respectively.

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