Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.

  • 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 »

  • Two Hardliners to Buy, One to Hold

    By Zain Abbas - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, DKS, SPLS

     A bunch of hardliners are announcing their quarterly results next week. In an earlier post, I mentioned how companies exposed to housing and the auto industry are destined to benefit from the upbeat performance of these respective industries. However, there are many other industries (and interesting investing themes) that are covered by hardliners, and hence it would not be fair if we restrict our analysis to the auto and housing 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 »

  • Is It Finally Time to Buy Sports Retail?

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, DKS, HIBB

    Billionaire David Einhorn didn't explicitly say "yes, now is the time to buy sports retailers." Nonetheless, an industry leader got a big positive last week when Einhorn's Greenlight Capital hedge fund announced it was closing out its short position on this stock. 

    Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) is the sports and fitness specialty retailer that offers a range of sporting-goods equipment, apparel and footwear. Dick's also more »

  • What Risks Could Spoil the Fun for This Sporting Goods Retailer?

    By Brian Hill - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, DKS

    Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) is a sports and fitness products retailer that as of May 4, 2013 operated 520 Dick's Sporting Goods locations and 81 Golf Galaxy golf specialty retail stores. The company also markets through eCommerce websites and sells through catalogs.

    But is it a good investment?

    Strategy snapshot

    A central part of their strategy is having "brand shops" in their stores, dedicated areas in the 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 »

  • After a Blowout Quarter, This Apparel Company Is Still a Buy

    By Matthew Frankel - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, NKE, UA

    Having been a fan of Under Armour (NYSE: UA) as both a company and an investment for some time now, I was beaming with joy when the company just recently reported a blowout quarter during which it beat nearly every expectation set by the analysts following the company. However, with shares up by about 12% since before the announcement, it is only natural to consider getting out of a position more »

  • These Specialty Retailers Have Proven Their Worth

    By Bob Ciura - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, FOSL | Editor's Choice

    The resilience of the American consumer is truly a thing to marvel. With the unemployment rate still stubbornly high, the ongoing sequester, and the payroll tax hike, you’d think the consumer in the United States would be down for the count.

    Quite the contrary: in fact, although this month’s retail sales unexpectedly declined, it’s been an overall solid year for retail sales. And, when you consider that more »

  • 3 Debt-Free Retail Companies With Top Line Growth

    By Reuben Brewer - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, JOSB, ULTA

    Retail shops often get into trouble when they over expand using leverage. Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), Jos. A Bank Clothiers (NASDAQ: JOSB), and Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ: ULTA) don't have any debt on their balance sheets, and have been steadily growing revenues for over a decade.

    No debt, no problem

    One of the big fears right now is that interest rates are going to head higher more »

  • Should You Follow Ron Baron’s Money?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, FINL

    On July 8, 2013, Ron Baron appeared on CNBC and predicted that the Dow will reach 30,000 in 10 years and 60,000 in 20 years. This is simply based on a compounded rate of 7% annual growth. He also stated, “Companies have almost doubled their earnings in the past 13 years while stock prices have only increased 25 percent.” While this might be true, it has become frighteningly 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 »

  • Waiting for the Season to Start

    By Chad Henage - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, NKE, UA

    If investors are waiting for better results from Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), they may have a few months to go. This company’s results have been fairly impressive given the breadth of competition from companies like Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) and Amazon.com. While the growth from companies like Nike (NYSE: NKE) and Under Armour (NYSE: UA) may help Dick’s move forward, the company needs to improve 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 »

  • What Sporting Retailer Is a Good Buy Now?

    By Anh HOANG - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, DKS, FL

    Shareholders of Cabela’s (NYSE: CAB) must be quite happy, as its stock has lately experienced a great gain, from around $5.70 per share in March 2009 to nearly $68.20 per share at the time of writing.

    Since the beginning of the year, Cabela’s has gained 63.30%, much more than the S&P 500’s return of only 17.80%. Billionaire Ken Fisher and Vanguard Group more »

  • This Specialty Retailer Is an Underdog

    By Eshna De - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, FINL

    If there is one stock that has been conserving its energy, it is Foot Locker (NYSE: FL). The specialty retailer has around 3,321 stores in some of the best malls in the Western world. Despite posting impressive sales and earnings gains over the past many quarters, the company's stock has not performed commensurately. Throughout this year it has added around 12.94% to its stock price, well behind more »

  • A Review of the Sports Apparel Market

    By patricio kehoe - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, NKE

    The sports gear market has had no problem recovering from the crisis. Demand for athletic apparel has surged in the US but concerns have been raised about Asia’s sluggish demand and especially China’s sales drop that have affected most of the companies in this peer group. Let’s take a look at Nike (NYSE: NKE), Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) and Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS).

    Nike: solid more »

  • New Store Concepts Have Turned These Retailers into Successful Leaders

    By Victor Selva - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, CAB, DKS

    Customers have grown bored with the same old shelves and minimalistic stands. That's why it is no surprise that new store concepts have been developed. Some companies have pinned innovation to everyday operations, developing interesting approaches reflected upon continued positive quarter results. Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY), and Cabela’s (NYSE: CAB) have championed new store concepts, turning themselves into successful industry leaders more »

  • An Insider Is Bullish on This Retailer

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, DKS, HIBB, SWHC, RGR

    Reuben Mark, who is a member of the board of directors at $4.8 billion market cap sporting-goods retailer Cabela’s (NYSE: CAB), bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock on May 30 at an average price of $67.65 per share. Studies show that stocks bought by insiders narrowly outperform the market (read our analysis of studies on insider trading), and we think that this is because more »

  • This Company Is Anything but a Lemon

    By Chad Henage - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, LULU, NKE, UA

    When you have a name like Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU), it’s easy for investors to misunderstand what’s going on. For a while, it seemed everyone referred to this company as a yoga clothing company and believed it would never be anything more. In recent months, the company’s trouble with production quality has left a question mark around the shares. However, for investors willing to give management the benefit more »

  • Take a Swing at These Sports Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: CBS, DKS, DIS

    With Major League Baseball in full swing and the NHL and the NBA in the midst of their respective finals, it might be a good time for you to consider stocks that make big money from sports. While sports and stocks might not seem like a match, avid sports fans have good reason to consider investing in these companies.

    Sports in the United States represent big business, and the popularity more »

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