Media stories about Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dicks Sporting Goods earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the sporting goods retailer an impact score of 46.9793695463232 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- $2.23 Billion in Sales Expected for Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- WFRBS Commercial Mortgage Trust 2012-C9 — Moody’s Affirms Ten Classes of WFRBS 2012-C9 (finance.yahoo.com)
- $1.02 Earnings Per Share Expected for Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Will DICK’S Sporting (DKS) Shares Continue to Trend Higher? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Should Value Investors Pick Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) Stock? (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of DKS opened at $35.98 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $3.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.95, a P/E/G ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a quick ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. Dicks Sporting Goods has a 1-year low of $23.88 and a 1-year high of $40.77.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.225 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 7th. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.50%. Dicks Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio is presently 29.90%.
A number of analysts have recently commented on DKS shares. Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $32.00 price target (up from $28.00) on shares of Dicks Sporting Goods in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Canaccord Genuity set a $33.00 price target on Dicks Sporting Goods and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Credit Suisse Group set a $24.00 price target on Dicks Sporting Goods and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut Dicks Sporting Goods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Dicks Sporting Goods in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. Dicks Sporting Goods currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.32.
Dicks Sporting Goods Company Profile
Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc operates as a sporting goods retailer primarily in the eastern United States. It provides hardlines, including sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, golf equipment, and hunting and fishing gear products; apparel; and footwear and accessories. The company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, and other specialty concept stores; and e-commerce Websites, as well as Dick's Team Sports HQ, a youth sports digital platform that offers free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and fan wear, and access to donations and sponsorships.
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