Dick’s Stock Warming Up, Joins Group Of High Achievers

Dick’s sporting goods (DKS), a perennial favorite, appears to be racing on the right side of a new cup pattern. And on Thursday, the Relative Strength (RS) rating for Dick’s shares climbed to 91, up from 84 the previous day.


The 91 Relative Strength Rating shows Dick’s stock outperforming 91% of all stocks in terms of price appreciation over the past year. Market research shows that the stocks that go on to make the biggest gains tend to have an RS rating of at least 80 when they start their biggest price moves.

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Dick’s Stock’s other key valuations are also strong

Among other important ratings, Dick’s Composite Rating is 87, placing it in the top 13% of stocks on a group of five fundamental and technical metrics. It also has an EPS rating of 87 and an excellent accumulation/distribution rating of A- on a scale of A+ to E. The A rating shows that big money investors such as mutual funds and insurance company funds are strong buyers of its shares.

Despite a hiccup in its most recent quarter, Dick’s Sporting Goods has reported strong earnings growth over the past year. The company posted a 58% increase in earnings per share for the second quarter of 2021, followed by gains of 59% and 50%. Then, in its most recent quarter, earnings per share fell 25% year over year to $2.85. In its first-quarter earnings report, the company indicated that the decline was the result of a change in its accounting process.

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“The Company adopted a new accounting pronouncement in the first quarter of 2022 that impacted the accounting for convertible debentures with cash conversion capabilities,” the report said. Dick’s management added that it does not expect the accounting change to impact its full-year earnings outlook.

Dick’s stock slipped to an intraday low of 63.45 on May 25 amid the early 2022 bear market. Since then, it has been steadily rising, surpassing both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages and was trading around 110 as of Thursday afternoon, up 73% in three months. While Dick’s stock is nowhere near a proper entry right now, see if it continues to form and break out of a proper chart pattern, such as . B. a cup base or a cup with a handle.

Colleagues in the Retail Leisure Group

Dick’s Sporting Goods ranks fifth among its competitors in the Retail Leisure Products industry group. OneWater Marine (ONEW) and Winmark (WINA) are among the top 5 best rated stocks within the group.

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