Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) Upgraded to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research

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(NYSE:DKS) now has mean rating of 2.00 while 10 analysts have commented the shares as "BUY", 10 recommended as "OUTPERFORM" and 11 commented as "HOLD". Goelzer Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Dick's Sporting Goods by 4.7% in the second quarter. Shares registered one year high at $62.80 and the one year low of $33.04. Insiders own 22.96% of the company's stock. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 3,554 shares of the sporting goods retailer's stock worth $160,000 after buying an additional 1,044 shares during the last quarter. In the matter of earnings surprises, it can have a huge impact on a company's stock price.

Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS) opened at 54.62 on Wednesday. Guggenheim started coverage on Dick's Sporting Goods in a research report on Tuesday, September 20th.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. This showed the surprise of 14.3% in the last quarter earnings. The firm has a SMA 50 (Simple Moving Average) of -4.66% and a SMA 200-(Simple Moving Average) of 5.63%. The firm had revenue of $1.87 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.77 billion. Ltd. now owns 20,716 shares of the sporting goods retailer's stock worth $1,175,000 after buying an additional 8,100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of Dick's Sporting Goods in a research report on Friday, November 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and twenty-three have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. 957,304 shares of the company traded hands.

Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 15th. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $61.78. The sporting goods retailer reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.06.

In the trailing 12 months period, return on assets ratio of the Company was 8.30% and return on equity ratio was 17.90% while its return on investment ratio was 18.60%.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $-0.61/Share Lagging the analyst estimate of $-0.56/Share by the difference of $-0.05. The firm's revenue was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter previous year. Rail Splitter Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Dick's Sporting Goods by 128.3% in the third quarter.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 30th.

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In the liquidity ratio analysis; quick ratio for most recent quarter was 0.20 while current ratio for time period was 1.60. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 7th. Dick's Sporting Goods's dividend payout ratio is now 21.11%. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 27 analysts.

In related news, CFO Lee J. Belitsky sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 17th. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.50, for a total transaction of $877,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 131,623 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $7,699,945.50. Also, EVP Lauren R. Hobart sold 24,015 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.45, for a total value of $1,403,676.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 57,930 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,386,008.50.

DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc is an omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an assortment of sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories in its specialty retail stores in the eastern United States.

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