Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $12.00.

BGFV has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub lowered Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday. ValuEngine lowered Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Forward View set a $14.00 price objective on Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, May 28th.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ BGFV) traded down 0.53% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $9.35. The company had a trading volume of 1,369,782 shares. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation has a 52 week low of $9.30 and a 52 week high of $20.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $203.33 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.59 and a beta of -0.09. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $12.44 and a 200 day moving average of $14.20.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $243.67 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $251.03 million. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation had a return on equity of 11.86% and a net margin of 2.30%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.11 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation will post $0.93 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.42%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 54.55%.

In other Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation news, VP Gary S. Meade sold 1,865 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.57, for a total transaction of $27,173.05. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 18,093 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $263,615.01. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Van B. Honeycutt sold 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.83, for a total value of $165,960.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 14,400 shares in the company, valued at approximately $199,152. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 16,960 shares of company stock worth $235,146 in the last three months. 7.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation by 0.3% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,855,341 shares of the company’s stock worth $28,016,000 after buying an additional 4,736 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation by 6.1% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,114,233 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,824,000 after buying an additional 63,812 shares in the last quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $14,188,000. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation by 12.2% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,011,123 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,268,000 after buying an additional 110,184 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation by 3.5% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 762,586 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,515,000 after buying an additional 25,606 shares in the last quarter.

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About Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation is a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The Company offers a range of products in a 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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