Dollar General Near All-Time Highs, Decides to Issue Long-Term Debt at Attractive Rates
publication date: Apr 13, 2020
Image Source: Dollar General Corporation – May 2016 Investor Day Presentation.
Dollar General is now trading near its all-time highs after rising ~8.5% year-to-date, at a time when the S&P 500 is down almost 15%, as of the end of normal trading hours on April 9. We include shares of DG in our Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio and recently covered some of Dollar General’s operational updates in our ‘US Beer Sales Reportedly Surge During the Pandemic, Dollar General Well-Positioned to Meet Rising Demand’ article that can be viewed here. We are following up on that piece, and our note covering Dollar General’s most recent financial updates that can be viewed here, to highlight how Dollar General is maintaining its liquidity position during these harrowing times. The ongoing coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic is wreaking havoc on global economies and staying on top of debt maturities is a key part of maintaining the funds needed to meet surging demand for consumer staples products (keeping inventory management and other considerations in mind). Shares of DG yield ~0.9% as of this writing.
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