Shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. (NASDAQ:BGFV) traded up 3.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $9.58 and last traded at $9.57, with a volume of 159,754 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $9.22.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Vetr upgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $13.81 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $9.00 target price on shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. TheStreet lowered shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. Finally, Forward View reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, March 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.05.

The firm has a market cap of $207.12 million and a PE ratio of 17.62. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $8.79 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.66.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. (NASDAQ:BGFV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 3rd. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.06. The business earned $234.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $235.87 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.14 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. will post $0.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 1st were issued a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, May 27th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.22%.

A number of hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of BGFV. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. by 33.4% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 251,565 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,513,000 after buying an additional 63,010 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. by 10.3% in the fourth quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,127,095 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,259,000 after buying an additional 105,647 shares during the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL increased its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 417,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,171,000 after buying an additional 14,000 shares during the last quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 286,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,862,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. by 25.9% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 339,354 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,390,000 after buying an additional 69,791 shares during the last quarter.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation is a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The Company offers a range of products in a traditional sporting goods store format. The Company also offers products online through its e-commerce platform. The Company’s product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a range of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation and roller sports.

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