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Dick's Sporting Goods jumps on earnings beat (DKS)

Dick's Sporting Goods jumps on earnings beat (DKS)

Despite its advantageous position in a faltering sporting goods landscape, Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. did not give investors the outlook they were hoping for when it delivered its fourth-quarter results today.

On the earnings front, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.7. Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods are up 18.7% in the trailing 12-month period. Excluding certain items, earnings were $1.32 a share, just topping the company's guidance-which was disappointing when issued-for earnings of $1.19 to $1.31 a share. (NYSE:DKS)'s shares have the potential to reach a high EPS of 1.35 per share, and a low EPS of 1.21 per share in the current quarter.

"Canaccord Genuity Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS)" was originally published by BBNS and is the property of of BBNS. The company's stock had a trading volume of 13,831,193 shares. Brean Capital reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $63.00 price target (down previously from $64.00) on shares of Dicks Sporting Goods in a research note on Sunday, December 4th. The sporting goods retailer reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.06.

As of January 28, 2017, Dick's operated 676 Dick's Sporting Goods stores, 91 golf specialty stores and 27 Field & Stream stores.

Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2016 raised 10.9% to about $2.5 billion. Goldman Sachs Group Inc upgraded Dicks Sporting Goods from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and upped their price objective for the company from $51.31 to $62.00 in a research report on Monday, January 30th. The current consensus recommendation provided by covering analysts is 2.10.

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Dick's Sporting Goods would seem to be doing everything a big-box retailer should be doing to keep its head above the proverbial ecommerce tide. At the International Securities Exchange (ISE), Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), and NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX), the stock's 10-day call/put volume ratio of 3.45 ranks higher than 86% of all comparable readings taken in the past year. James Investment Research Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Dicks Sporting Goods by 505.3% in the third quarter.

In other Dick's Sporting Goods news, EVP Lauren R. Hobart sold 24,015 shares of Dick's Sporting Goods stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 18th. The stock has increased 20 percent in the last 12 months.

09/20/2016 - Guggenheim began new coverage on Dick's Sporting Goods Inc giving the company a " rating. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 8th.

The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of -0.70%, which maintained for the month at 1.22%. Dicks Sporting Goods's dividend payout ratio is presently 21.11%. Finally, Castleark Management LLC raised its position in Dicks Sporting Goods by 383.7% in the fourth quarter. The first is that comparatives from previous year, especially on a same-store basis, were relatively weak, which contributed to the strong growth.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. This is a boost from Dicks Sporting Goods's previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and twenty-three have issued a buy rating to the company.

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