How to buy Dollar Tree shares

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Dollar Tree, Inc (DLTR) is a leading discount stores business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$101.04 after a previous close of US$101.19. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD100.37 to a high of USD102.139. The latest price was USD100.88 (25 minute delay). Dollar Tree is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Dollar Tree

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Dollar Tree. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DLTR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Dollar Tree reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$101.8, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Dollar Tree, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Dollar Tree. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Dollar Tree share price

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Dollar Tree shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
OpenUS$101.04
HighUS$102.139
LowUS$100.37
CloseUS$100.88
Previous closeUS$101.19
Change US$-0.31
Change % -0.3064%
Volume 3,219,288
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$84.41 - US$120.37
50-day moving average US$107.124
200-day moving average US$108.9921
Target priceUS$118.42
PE ratio 16.1304
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$6.21

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Is it a good time to buy Dollar Tree stock?

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Dollar Tree price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $100.88

1 week (2021-06-16) 0.31%
1 month (2021-05-21) -7.09%
3 months (2021-03-23) -8.17%
6 months (2020-12-23) -6.26%
1 year (2020-06-23) 12.40%
2 years (2019-06-21) -10.08%
3 years (2018-06-22) 15.97%
5 years (2016-06-23) 9.20%

Is Dollar Tree under- or over-valued?

Valuing Dollar Tree stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Dollar Tree's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Dollar Tree's P/E ratio

Dollar Tree's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Dollar Tree shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Dollar Tree's PEG ratio

Dollar Tree's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6804. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Dollar Tree's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Dollar Tree's EBITDA

Dollar Tree's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Dollar Tree's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Dollar Tree financials

Revenue TTM US$25.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.85%
Gross profit TTM US$7.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.85%
Return on equity TTM 21.08%
Profit margin 5.72%
Book value 31.973
Market capitalisation US$23.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Dollar Tree shares

There are currently 4.8 million Dollar Tree shares held short by investors – that's known as Dollar Tree's "short interest". This figure is 4% up from 4.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Dollar Tree shares can be evaluated.

Dollar Tree's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Dollar Tree's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Dollar Tree shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Dollar Tree shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). Dollar Tree's SIR currently stands at 2.5. In other words for every 100,000 Dollar Tree shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2500 shares are currently held short.

However Dollar Tree's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Dollar Tree shares, or, against the total number of tradable Dollar Tree shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Dollar Tree's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dollar Tree shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0208% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dollar Tree shares, roughly 21 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Dollar Tree.

Find out more about how you can short Dollar Tree stock.

Dollar Tree's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Dollar Tree.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Dollar Tree's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Dollar Tree's overall score of 21.54 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 22nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Dollar Tree is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Dollar Tree's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.86/100

Dollar Tree's environmental score of 4.86 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dollar Tree is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Dollar Tree's social score

Social score: 11.35/100

Dollar Tree's social score of 11.35 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dollar Tree is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Dollar Tree's governance score

Governance score: 7.84/100

Dollar Tree's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Dollar Tree is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Dollar Tree's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Dollar Tree scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Dollar Tree has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Dollar Tree, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.54
Total ESG percentile 21.94
Environmental score 4.86
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 11.35
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 7.84
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

Dollar Tree share dividends

We're not expecting Dollar Tree to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Dollar Tree's shares ever split?

Dollar Tree's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 June 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dollar Tree shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dollar Tree shares which in turn could have impacted Dollar Tree's share price.

Dollar Tree share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Dollar Tree's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$84.41 up to US$120.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DLTR.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Dollar Tree's is 0.8663. This would suggest that Dollar Tree's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Dollar Tree overview

Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety retail stores. It operates through two segments, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment offers merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. It provides consumable merchandise, including candy and food, and health and personal care, as well as everyday consumables, such as household paper and chemicals, and frozen and refrigerated food; variety merchandise comprising toys, durable housewares, gifts, stationery, party goods, greeting cards, softlines, arts and crafts supplies, and other items; and seasonal goods that include Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Valentine's Day merchandise. This segment operates 7,805 stores under the Dollar Tree and Dollar Tree Canada brands, as well as 15 distribution centers in the United States and two in Canada; and store support centers in Matthews, North Carolina and Chesapeake, Virginia. The Family Dollar segment operates general merchandise retail discount stores that offer consumable merchandise, which comprise food and beverages, tobacco, health and personal care, household chemicals, paper products, hardware and automotive supplies, diapers, batteries, and pet food and supplies; and home products, including housewares, home décor, and giftware, as well as domestics, such as comforters, sheets, and towels. Its stores also provides apparel and accessories merchandise comprising clothing, fashion accessories, and shoes; and seasonal and electronics merchandise that include Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Valentine's Day merchandise, as well as personal electronics, which comprise pre-paid cellular phones and services, stationery and school supplies, and toys. This segment operates 7,880 stores under the Family Dollar brand; and 11 distribution centers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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