Wells Fargo Upgrades Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) to Outperform; Multitude of Identifiable Catalysts

June 6, 2012 8:01 AM EDT
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Wells Fargo upgraded Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) from Market Perform to Outperform with a price target range $52-55 (from $49-52).

Analyst, Matt Nemer, said, "Our more favorable view is based on: (1) A number of identifiable catalysts over the next 12 months which could lead to further upside potential to our above consensus estimates; (2) Our proprietary point of sale data which points to a reacceleration in sales within the athletic apparel and outdoor/hunting/fishing categories in May, and (3) the recent pullback in the shares which makes valuation look more compelling. While we still have longer-term concerns including a more aggressive effort by Amazon in the category as well as the company's large store format and unit growth as sales shift online, our deep-dive analysis suggests Dick’s is currently well positioned against Amazon, and the company remains significantly underpenetrated in many geographic areas."

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Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods closed at $45.61 yesterday.

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