Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp

  • Is Now the Time to Invest in this Fitness Equipment Maker?

    By Robert Hanley - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, DKS, NLS

    Rising obesity levels in the U.S. and around the world are forcing individuals and the medical establishment to rethink health choices.  Fortunately, it is leading some people to become more proactive about their health, adding exercise and a healthy diet to their daily regimen.  The focus on physical fitness is helping the sales of equipment manufacturers, like Nautilus (NYSE: NLS), and their associated retail distributors.  So, can investors find more »

  • Why This Retailer Has a Unique Advantage

    By Joseph Harry - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, CAB, DKS

    Gun sales have surged this year and manufacturers have been on fire. Sturm Ruger recently reported a 50% increase in net sales for its second quarter. Smith & Wesson, the other major American firearms manufacturer, saw record sales during its last quarter-- reporting an increase in sales of 43%. 

    Sporting-goods giant Cabela's (NYSE: CAB) also benefited from record gun sales, reporting a more than 20% revenue increase year over year more »

  • 3 Takeaways From This Sports Retailer's Earnings

    By Brian Nichols - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, DKS, HIBB

    Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ: BGFV) has emerged an unlikely favorite in the sports retail space, trading higher by 215% over the last year. Meanwhile, competitors Hibbett Sports (NASDAQ: HIBB) and Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) have traded slightly lower over the last year. Therefore, with Big 5 currently trading lower by 17%, here are three reasons that Big 5 is a post-earnings buy!

    Same-store sales

    I’ve said more »

  • Small Caps That Promise Big Returns

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, FHCO, NM

    A portfolio should always have a small cap, one that promises big profit and could soon grow into a mid-cap. Finding one that fits the bill isn't always easy, but these three could reward a little extra due diligence.

    A bottom in on the Baltic?

    The Motley Fool CAPS screener looked for small-caps with low price/ book, low P/E, five or more Wall Street Outperforms, gross margin over more »

  • Should You Invest in a Sporting Goods Company?

    By Ryan Palmer - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, CAB, DKS

    Analysts have been bullish on sporting goods stores of late. On July 4, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a "buy" rating on Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS). The average price target among analysts for that stock is $58, or 13.4% more than where shares currently stand.

    In the past three months, the seven analysts covering Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ: BGFV) have raised their EPS estimates by 23 more »

  • Sporting Goods Is a Great Business to Be In

    By Mark Yagalla - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, DKS, HIBB

    The sporting goods business is enjoying the benefits of a number of tailwinds. Among them are a rebounding economy, strengthening housing market, and an overall love for all things sports. Sales of sportswear, including footwear and apparel, have been particularly strong. This was evidenced by the strong earnings just reported by Nike. The following three companies have a strong retail presence and will continue to benefit as long as market more »

  • Are These 3 Sports & Outdoors Retailers Good Investment?

    By Damian Illia - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, CAB, DKS

    Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ: BGFV), Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), and Cabela’s (NYSE: CAB) are three companies in sporting and outdoor products retail that have been doing quite well lately. However, it´s their long-term prospects that have caught my eye. Trading at less than a third of the industry average valuation and offering annual growth rates above 15%, I'd recommend taking a look at these more »

  • Stadium Capital Was Focusing on These 5 Stocks in Q1

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, BLDR, NSP, LRN, UTI

    The top five equity holdings of Stadium Capital Management have changed little during the first quarter of 2013. Alexander Medina Seaver, the fund’s manager, has, however, made a number of small tweaks to the size of the positions. Let us now take a closer look at this “fab five.”

    The original 13F can be seen here. It's important to track hedge fund sentiment, because on the whole, their more »

  • Which of These 2 Sporting Goods Companies Has the Most Upside?

    By Brian Nichols - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, DKS

    Both Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) and Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ: BGFV) sell sports apparel and equipment through their retail stores. Over the last five years, both Dick's and Big 5 have returned total gains of more than 130%. But a stock's performance can't always determine its value, and total returns don't always tell the full story.

    Let's take a look at these more »

  • The Winners of First Quarter Earnings

    By Tyler Wofford - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, CAB, NLS, UA

    In many parts of America, the primary hunting seasons range from October - February, much like the NFL season. The seasons generally pick up again in the Spring as turkey season comes around. Sports companies turned in very solid earnings in the first quarter, but it wasn't limited to just sporting goods.

    The good:

    The first company we'll talk about that's part of the sports industry is Under more »

  • There’s Still Great Upside in This Retailer Following Earnings

    By Brian Nichols - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, DKS, HIBB

    I first said buy Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ: BGFV) on December 2 2012 and then once more back on March 1. Today, after the company once again busted through earnings expectations, I am once again saying “Buy Big 5”!

    Big 5 is once again trading higher by almost 9% after crushing earnings expectations as revenue beat the consensus and its EPS was far above and beyond any analyst more »

  • Three Stocks to Buy After Earnings

    By Brian Nichols - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, DLTR, QCOR

    Earnings can dictate the direction of a stock for the following three months. Investors pay close attention to earnings and often make emotional decisions based on the performance of a stock post-earnings. However, the performance of a stock following earnings should never be the first line of research, rather the last. With that being said, I am looking at three stocks that I believe are a buy right now based more »

  • Sporting Goods Stores May Outperform

    By Damon Churchwell - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, DKS, FL, HIBB

    We are approaching the earnings dates for several sporting goods retailers, companies that may well be poised to beat expectations. Despite retail stocks having lagged the broader market somewhat of late, this could be an opportunity to benefit from the upside potential of one or two players in this particular niche. The companies have positive earnings pictures and are well-positioned for further expansion of their store bases. Some are targeting more »

  • The Best Option in Sporting Goods

    By Grant Hosticka - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, CAB, DKS, HIBB

    The sporting goods market has experienced significant growth lately, and the emergence of performance apparel and America's push to be healthy has helped retailers along.  Lets take a look our competitors for the top sporting good company that you should have in your portfolio.

    Company Market Cap Beta Div. Yld Debt/Equity
    Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS)  $5.9 B 1.26  1.04%  0.01
    Cabela's more »
  • Get in Shape With These Companies

    By Tyler Wofford - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, COLM, DKS, NKE, UA

    Most people want a good pair of shoes, some light shorts and a t-shirt, and some people want a head band before going on a run. While it is unlikely that a shirt or shorts will make someone run faster, people often pay large amounts of money for the comfort they provide. There are a few sports apparel companies worth looking into.

    After increasing dividends by 7% and shareholders experiencing more »

  • How the Second Amendment Affects These Companies

    By Tyler Wofford - January 13, 2013 | Tickers: BGFV, CAB, SWHC, RGR, WMT

    Thomas Jefferson: "No Free Man Shall Ever Be Debarred the Use of Arms." What type of ammunition someone uses, what firearm they buy, and where they buy it, is completely up to them. As a result of the public shootings in the past year, many people, politicians, and even firearm companies want to ban/regulate firearms more heavily. The following companies either distribute or manufacture firearms and will be directly more »

  • An Excellent Specialty Retailer for Your Portfolio

    By Palwasha Saaim - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: BGFV, CAB, DKS, FL, HIBB

    Winters tend to hinder productivity. And when holidays start feeling dull with all that laziness and idleness, winter sports are the best substitute for a healthy outdoor activity during the daytime. Likewise, indoor games (darts, table tennis, foosball) serve as quality family time during the cold winter evenings. One company that efficiently caters to the sporting market segment all year round is Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), a speciality more »

  • Go Big or Small in Sporting Goods?

    By Steve Van - December 3, 2012 | Tickers: BGFV, CAB, DKS, FL, HIBB

    Big is not necessarily better in the sporting goods retail business. Yes, size does bring with it economies of scale whereby the unit cost declines as volume increases and, yes, larger sporting goods retailers do have more power over their suppliers to reduce costs than do smaller retailers. But comparing the operating performance of mid-cap retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) and Cabela’s (NYSE: CAB) against small more »

  • Most Impressive Companies of this Earnings Season

    By Brian Nichols - December 2, 2012 | Tickers: ANGI, BGFV, GPRE, KSWS, TASR

    This earnings season we’ve seen a trend: The majority of companies have met or exceeded bottom line expectations but have been weak on top line numbers. This shows a trend of companies being more conservative and cutting costs due to a drop in demand/growth. However, there are some companies that outperformed, and simply shocked Wall Street with their quarterly report. With that being said, I am looking at more »

  • Can Dick's Sporting Goods Meet its Goals?

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - November 8, 2012 | Tickers: BGFV, DKS, FL, HIBB, FINL

    As Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) prepares to report earnings on Nov. 13, individual investors and institutional holders alike will be waiting to load up on company information heading into the 2012 holidays.  With increasing competition and a marketplace that is constantly re-inventing itself, many challenges lie ahead for the sporting goods retailer.

    Like any stock approaching its earnings date, it is our responsibility as investors to do our more »

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