The Call Investors Have Been Waiting For: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (DKS), Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)

It is expected that in Jan 2019 quarter DKS will have an EPS of $1.07, while that of Apr 2019 is projected at $0.64. It means that there could be a -12.3% and 8.47% growth in the two quarters respectively. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 7.31% to about $3.23. As for the coming year, growth will be about 4.33%, lifting earnings to $3.37. RSI after the last trading period was 48.86. DKS recorded a change of -4.16% over the past week and returned -6.86% over the last three months while the DKS stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -4.47%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 24.25%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -4.49% while the shares have moved 18.84% for the past 12 months.

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE:DKS)’s EPS was $1.2 as reported for the October quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.96. That means that its growth in general now stands at 25%. Therefore, a prediction of $1.06 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 13%. DKS Oct 18 quarter revenue was $2.18 billion, compared to $2.16 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 1% growth rate. The company’s $0.02 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (DKS) currently trades at $35.71, which is lower by -1.73% its previous price. It has a total of 99.78 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 1.72. The company’s stock volume rose to 2.9 million, better than 2.84 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -4.16% in its price means DKS is now 24.25% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43062.29 since its $39.75 52-week high price recorded on 14th of November 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 18.84 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $6.98 above the 52 week low of $28.73 set on 29th of December 2017.

8 analysts out of 28 Wall Street brokerage firms rate DKS stock as a Buy, while 1 see it as a Sell. The rest 19 describe it as a Hold. The stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $35.99. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $35. Analysts have set DKS’s consensus price at $39.3, effectively giving it a 10.05% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $46 (up 28.82% from current price levels). DKS has a 17.5% ROE, higher than the 14.96% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 12.82%.

Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) shares appreciated 1.39% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 2.34%. DKS’s price now at $2.19 is weaker than the 50-day average of $2.36. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $2.72 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 947.1 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 951.63 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.2%, while institutional investors hold about 60.7% of the remaining shares. DKS share price finished last trade 1.46% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -19.61%, while closing the session with -7.55% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) shares were last observed trading -42.37% down since January 24, 2018 when the peak of $3.8 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -9.13% puts AUY performance for the year now at -29.81%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 9.5%, a 52-week worst price since Nov. 14, 2018. However, it is losing value with -24.74% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $2.12 and $2.15. The immediate resistance area is now $2.21 Williams’s%R (14) for AUY moved to 22.22 while the stochastic%K points at 72.3.

AUY’s beta is 1.04; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated -$0.44 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $416.8 million, which was -16% versus $493.4 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Sep 18 quarter came in at $0.02 compared to $0.03 in the year-ago quarter and had represented -33% year-over-year earnings per share growth. AUY’s ROA is -5%, lower than the 8.01% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 5.66%.