Goldman Sachs maintains Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc.(DKS:NYE) with a Buy rating and raises the target price to $125 from $105

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc

Goldman Sachs maintains Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. with a Buy rating and raises the target price to $125 from $105 on the company’s stock.

Morgan Stanley raises the target price to $125 from $115 on Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., and maintains the company with an Overweight rating.

Based on the Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc stock forecasts from 17 analysts, the average analyst target price for Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc is USD 115.67 over the next 12 months. Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc is Bullish , which is based on 9 positive signals and 2 negative signals. At the last closing, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc’s stock price was USD 111.14Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc’s stock price has changed by -1.52% over the past week, +16.98% over the past month and -0.58% over the last year.

What we like:

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

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