Semi-Automatic Guns 'Small' Part of Dick's (DKS) Business, Guidance Appears Intact

December 20, 2012 11:58 AM EST
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Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) recently announced it would end sales of semi-automatic sporting rifles. The decision was a response to the recent tragedy in Connecticut.

Commenting on developments, Sterne Agee analyst Sam Poser said, "We estimate that the guns and ammo business equals no more than 5% of total sales on a good day . . . We estimate that pulled semiautomatic rifles only make up a small part of the guns and ammo business."

Poser said he was "confident" that guidance calling for a 4 percent increase in 4Q same-store-sales will be achieved.

"We are forecasting a +3.1% comp in Dick's stores (versus -2.5% LY), a +2% comp at Golf Galaxy (versus +9% LY), and a 35% increase in e-commerce (versus +52% LY), which in total equals 4%. DKS is gaining share in the sporting goods space due to poor execution at The Sports Authority," said the analyst.

Stern Agee has a Buy rating on Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) with a price target of $56.

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Shares of Dick\'s Sporting Goods closed at $45.87 yesterday.

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