NY Decreases Position in Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS)

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation's (BGFV) stock price is Worth at $15.45 while finishes Friday with change of 0.65
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) Raised to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

08 March, 2017

Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS)'s stock had its "buy" rating reissued by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a research note issued to investors on Friday. After a recent spot-check, the stock has touched $48.06 which represents a change from the open of -5.78%.

Yet, its stock is down 8.6% since yesterday's close thanks to a massive sell-off spurred by the company lowering its first quarter estimates. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.'s 20-Day Simple Moving Average is -0.11%. Brean Capital reissued a "buy" rating and set a $63.00 target price (down previously from $64.00) on shares of Dicks Sporting Goods in a research report on Sunday, December 4th. (NYSE:DKS) last announced results for quarter ended on 31 Oct 2016, disclosing EPS of $0.48 The reported earnings per share topped the analyst's consensus by $0.06 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at 14.30%. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and twenty-three have issued a buy rating to the company. By reviewing stock prices from the stock market history of the company and examining its analysts ratings can give an investment picture with updated information of stock which helps investors to make investing decision. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $61.60.

In all holiday season quarter, Dick's had a profit of $90.2 million, or 81 cents a share, down 30% from $129 million, or $1.13, a year earlier. Castleark Management LLC now owns 501,629 shares of the sporting goods retailer's stock valued at $26,636,000 after buying an additional 397,919 shares during the last quarter. The stock is trading $52.07 its 50-day moving average by -0.54%. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Dicks Sporting Goods by 10.0% in the third quarter.

Shares, battered 16 percent over the past three months, lost another 3 percent premarket to $51.06.

Basically, a price target is a forecaster's anticipation on the approaching stock price. However, a tiresome fourth quarter guidance hinted at a weaker-than-expected holiday season - toning down investors' optimism.

In 2017, Dicks Sporting Goods would continue to be aggressive and evolve the business as the company will implement a new merchandising strategy aimed at rationalizing the vendor base and optimizing the assortment to deliver a more refined offering for the customers.

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For the current quarter, the highest estimate analysts provided is 2.51 Billion and the lowest is 2.41 Billion. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Dicks Sporting Goods during the third quarter valued at $138,000.

According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.

Several analysts have released their opinion on Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago. This is an increase from Dicks Sporting Goods's previous quarterly dividend of $0.15.

The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of -0.70%, which maintained for the month at 1.22%.

Each of its Dick's Sporting Goods stores includes footwear, team sports, outdoor lodge, golf, fitness and athletic apparel.

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