| Dollar General is a discount retailer. Co. provides a selection of merchandise, including consumable items, seasonal items, home products and apparel. Consumable includes paper and cleaning products, packaged food, perishables, snacks, health and beauty, pet, and tobacco products. Seasonal products include holiday items, toys, batteries, greeting cards, and stationery. Home products include kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, bed and bath soft goods. Apparel includes casual apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes and accessories. We show 56 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of DG's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of DG shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like DG versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching DG by allowing them to research DG shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.