|Bid||9.90 x 200|
|Ask||10.81 x 200|
|Day's range||10.20 - 10.79|
|52-week range||6.90 - 17.24|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings date||22 Mar 2018 - 26 Mar 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.46 (4.49%)|
|1y target est||12.44|
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Most analysts covering DSW (DSW) have maintained a “hold” rating ahead of the company’s upcoming fiscal 4Q17 results. Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 71% recommended a “hold,” and 29% recommended a “buy.” No analyst has recommended a “sell” rating for the stock. In September 2017, DSW introduced a new membership program called “DSW Rewards VIP.” Under this membership program, over 25 million customers can take advantage of services like repairs to handbags and shoes and rentals.
Analysts have projected sales to be up 7.9% to $728.2 million driven by its growth initiatives. In comparison, on a YTD basis, Finish Line (FINL) has fallen 30.4% to $10.11 as of March 8, 2018, while Foot Locker (FL) is down 12.9% to $40.85.
In fiscal 4Q17, Foot Locker (FL) reported a contraction of 230 basis points (or bps) in its gross margin to 31.4% over 14 weeks. Foot Locker’s SG&A (selling, general, and administrative) expenses rose 7.1% to $423 million in fiscal 4Q17. As a result, its operating margin came in at 3.4% compared to the 13.2% it reported in fiscal 4Q16.
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Ahead of the upcoming fiscal 4Q17 results, most analysts covering Foot Locker (FL) have maintained a “buy” rating. Expansion of e-commerce and a tough retail landscape created a highly challenging situation for Foot Locker (FL). Like other traditional retailers, Foot Locker has been working on increasing the reach of its digital sales portal.
Foot Locker’s (FL) fiscal 4Q17 adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) are estimated to be $1.25, down ~9.0% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. For fiscal 4Q17, Foot Locker expects its EPS to decline 15.0%–25.0% on a YoY basis. In fiscal 3Q17, Foot Locker (FL) reported adjusted EPS of $0.87, which beat the analysts’ estimate of $0.80, driven by the improved sale of premium products.
Foot Locker (FL) recently announced an 11.0% hike in its quarterly dividend to $0.345 per share, payable on May 4, 2018, to shareholders as of April 20, 2018. Along with the dividend hike, Foot Locker (FL) announced that it would spend $230.0 million toward capital expenditure. Dividend yield refers to the cash flow an investor gets for each dollar invested in a company’s stock.
On February 15, CFRA upgraded its rating on Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) to “hold” from “sell” and upped the price target to $34 from the $27 projected earlier, according to a MarketWatch report. The upgrade came because some brands that sell their merchandise at Dick’s Sporting Goods reported encouraging sales trends. Dick’s Sporting Goods stock price was down marginally by 0.2% on February 15, 2018.