After spending much of the past several months at a less-than-impressive two-star rank, Dick's Sporting Goods
With sales climbing and an upbeat outlook for this year, investors have recently grown more bullish on the performance of Dick's Sporting Goods. The retail environment may still have some risk as consumers are still cautious with their spending, but Dick's saw an 11% uptick in sales in its fiscal fourth quarter. With retailers like Home Depot
Dick's Sporting Goods swung back into the black in the fourth quarter, posting a Wall Street-topping $0.56 per share on the bottom line, a much better showing than the big drop in fourth-quarter earnings reported by fellow outdoor sports retailer Cabela's
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