"The fortunes of Big 5 Sporting Goods...retailer with 425 stores... waned in the past year, but could turn positive soon," wrote Barron's over the weekend.
"At a recent $12.07, Big 5 has allure once again. Shares trade for just nine times next year's consensus earnings estimate, well below an average of 18 times for peers such as Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS), and Hibbert Sports (HIBB)." the publication noted.
TheStreet Ratings team rates BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORP (BGFV) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins."