Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dicks Sporting Goods earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the sporting goods retailer an impact score of 45.3849078425486 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE DKS) opened at $33.54 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,600.00, a PE ratio of 12.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 1.61 and a quick ratio of 0.25. Dicks Sporting Goods has a 12-month low of $23.88 and a 12-month high of $52.89.

The company 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 $0.225 dividend. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.68%. This is a boost from Dicks Sporting Goods’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. Dicks Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.09%.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets set a $40.00 price target on Dicks Sporting Goods and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Dicks Sporting Goods in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Telsey Advisory Group upgraded Dicks Sporting Goods from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the company from $25.00 to $42.00 in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Citigroup reduced their price target on Dicks Sporting Goods from $30.00 to $28.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dicks Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Dicks Sporting Goods currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.88.

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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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