Dollar General Corporation ( DG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 05, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.29 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 23, 2018. Shareholders who purchased DG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that DG has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $104.92, the dividend yield is 1.11%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DG was $104.92, representing a -6.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $112.59 and a 33.1% increase over the 52 week low of $78.83.
DG is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Walmart Inc. ( WMT ) and Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ). DG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.44. Zacks Investment Research reports DG's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 35.96%, compared to an industry average of 18.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to DG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DG as a top-10 holding:
- Franklin Templeton ETF Trust ( FLQM )
- Invesco Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II ( SPVM )
- iShares Russell Midcap Growth ETF ( IWP )
- SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus ETF ( ONEO )
- Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF ( SPHQ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FLQM with an increase of 11.51% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DG at 1.16%.
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