Somewhat Negative News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) Stock Price

Headlines about Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) have trended somewhat negative on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dicks Sporting Goods earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the sporting goods retailer an impact score of 45.2513936933974 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on DKS shares. UBS raised shares of Dicks Sporting Goods from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Susquehanna Bancshares raised shares of Dicks Sporting Goods from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $25.00 to $41.00 in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Dicks Sporting Goods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Canaccord Genuity set a $34.00 target price on shares of Dicks Sporting Goods and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, January 7th. Finally, Wells Fargo raised shares of Dicks Sporting Goods from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $26.00 to $35.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.85.

Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) opened at $34.23 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 0.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03. Dicks Sporting Goods has a 52-week low of $23.88 and a 52-week high of $52.31. The stock has a market cap of $3,750.51, a PE ratio of 11.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 0.56.

Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, March 13th. The sporting goods retailer reported $1.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.20 by $0.02. Dicks Sporting Goods had a net margin of 3.77% and a return on equity of 16.86%. The company had revenue of $2.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.73 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.32 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Dicks Sporting Goods will post 2.94 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be given a dividend of $0.225 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. This is an increase from Dicks Sporting Goods’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.63%. Dicks Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio is presently 29.90%.

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Dicks Sporting Goods Company Profile

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 primarily in the eastern United States. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and other specialty concept stores, and Dick’s Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile applications for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships.

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