April 6, 2023 – First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. has made headlines with its acquisition of a new position in shares of DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc., valued at approximately $221,000. The purchase was made during the fourth quarter and is considered by many to be a wise move.
DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) recently posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 7th, and the news was overwhelmingly positive. The sporting goods retailer reported $2.93 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.86 by $0.07. Equities research analysts expect that DICK’S Sporting Goods will post 13.48 EPS for the current fiscal year which could result in significant growth opportunities for those invested in the company.
In addition to strong financial results, recent insider sales have also garnered attention from investors and analysts alike. CFO Navdeep Gupta sold 19,203 shares of stock on March 24th at an average price of $138.14, netting a total value of $2,652,702.42. Following the sale, Gupta now owns 104,884 shares of company stock that are currently valued at $14,488,675.76.
In another notable transaction involving insiders and their shares of stock in DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS), Chairman Edward W.Stack sold 159,461 shares of stock valued at approximately $23 million on March 13th.
These insider sales may cause some concern among investors but they can also be viewed as a positive sign for those looking to invest in companies with good financial standing and experienced management teams that believe in their own long-term success.
Overall, it appears that DICK’S Sporting Goods’ recent performance coupled with its expansion strategy into new markets makes it an attractive investment option worthy of serious consideration by those looking to grow their portfolios with resilient and promising stocks.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. Continues Strong Performance as Institutional Investors Take Notice
DICK’s Sporting Goods, Inc. is a popular sporting goods retailer with investors taking notice of its recent strong performance. Institutional investors and hedge funds increased their position in the company in the last quarter to own 75.08% of the stock. Balyasny Asset Management LLC increased its position by over 6,900%, and Samlyn Capital LLC increased its position by 179% during the third quarter. A number of brokerages have also recently weighed in on DKS, giving it a “Moderate Buy” consensus rating with an average price target of $156.61.
On April 6th, DICK’s Sporting Goods opened at $143.04 and has seen a one-year low of $63.45 with a high of $152.61. The company’s market cap stands at $12.25 billion, with a P/E ratio of 13.28 and a beta of 1.44.
In related news, CFO Navdeep Gupta sold over 19,000 shares in March for a total value exceeding $2.6 million while Chairman Edward W Stack sold over 159,000 shares for just under $23 million earlier that month.
Despite this selling activity from insiders, the business boosted its quarterly dividend to $1 per share which was paid out on March 31st to investors recorded as shareholders before March 17th.
Overall, DICK’S Sporting Goods seems to be performing strongly and is gaining interest from institutional investors as well as undergoing confident evaluation from analysts – suggesting that there is optimism surrounding the company’s future financial prospects and growth potential within the sector moving forward into Q2-Q3/2023