DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. [NYSE: DKS] shares went lower by -0.33% from its previous closing of $38.90, now trading at the price of $38.77, also adding -0.13 points. Is DKS stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 1.32 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of DKS shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 63.23M float and a -3.75% run over in the last seven days. DKS share price has been hovering between $41.53 and $29.69 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. [NYSE:DKS]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 29.69 to 41.53. This is compared to its latest closing price of $38.90.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Wed 27 Nov (In 52 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. [DKS]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. [DKS] sitting at +5.39 and its Gross Margin at +28.90, this company’s Net Margin is now 3.60%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 22.89, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 16.90%. Its Return on Equity is 16.64, and its Return on Assets is 7.62. These metrics all suggest that DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. [DKS] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 3.15. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 3.06, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 1.43. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 44.36, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 2.88.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 5.04 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 0.09. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.40, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.02. DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. [DKS] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.74, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 4.89 and P/E Ratio of 11.65. These metrics all suggest that DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. [DKS] earns $207,287 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 155.31 and its Total Asset Turnover is 2.01. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.20 and its Current Ratio is 1.41. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. [DKS] has 90.68M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $3.52B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 29.69 to 41.53. At its current price, it has moved down by -6.65% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 30.58% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.61, which indicates that it is 2.95% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 56.54. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. [DKS] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. [DKS], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.