Jefferies Initiates Coverage of Academy Sports & Outdoors (ASO) with Buy Recommendation
On March 14, 2023, Jefferies initiated coverage of Academy Sports & Outdoors with a Buy…
On March 14, 2023,
initiated coverage of Academy Sports & Outdoors with
a Buy recommendation.
Analyst Price Forecast Suggests 18.14% Upside
As of March 15, 2023,
the average one-year price target for Academy Sports & Outdoors is $70.85.
The forecasts range from a low of $58.58 to a high of $84.00.
The average price target represents an increase of 18.14% from its latest reported closing price of $59.97.
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The projected annual revenue for Academy Sports & Outdoors
is $6,537MM, an increase of 1.24%.
The projected annual non-GAAP EPS
Academy Sports & Outdoors Declares $0.09 Dividend
On March 2, 2023 the company declared a regular
quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share ($0.36 annualized).
Shareholders of record as of March 23, 2023
will receive the payment on April 13, 2023.
Previously, the company paid $0.08 per share.
At the current share price of $59.97 / share,
the stock’s dividend yield is 0.60%.
Looking back five years and taking a sample every week, the average dividend yield has been
the lowest has been 0.49%,
and the highest has been 2.74%.
The standard deviation of yields is 0.52 (n=114).
The current dividend yield is
0.86 standard deviations
the historical average.
Additionally, the company’s dividend payout ratio is 0.05.
The payout ratio tells us how much of a company’s income is paid out in dividends. A payout ratio of one (1.0)
means 100% of the company’s income is paid in a dividend.
A payout ratio greater than one means the company is dipping into savings in order to maintain its dividend – not a
Companies with few growth prospects are expected to pay out most of their income in dividends, which typically
means a payout ratio between 0.5 and 1.0.
Companies with good growth prospects are expected to retain some earnings in order to invest
in those growth prospects, which translates to a payout ratio of zero to 0.5.
The company has not increased its dividend in the last three years.
What are Large Shareholders Doing?
IJR – iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF
holds 5,908K shares
representing 7.56% ownership of the company.
In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 6,219K shares, representing
its portfolio allocation in ASO by 7.66% over the last quarter.
FCNTX – Fidelity Contrafund
holds 3,512K shares
representing 4.49% ownership of the company.
In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 3,826K shares, representing
its portfolio allocation in ASO by 14.00% over the last quarter.
VTSMX – Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Investor Shares
holds 2,432K shares
representing 3.11% ownership of the company.
In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 2,560K shares, representing
its portfolio allocation in ASO by 9.25% over the last quarter.
NAESX – Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund Investor Shares
holds 2,054K shares
representing 2.63% ownership of the company.
In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 2,161K shares, representing
its portfolio allocation in ASO by 9.64% over the last quarter.
Fuller & Thaler Asset Management
holds 1,958K shares
representing 2.51% ownership of the company.
In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 1,896K shares, representing
its portfolio allocation in ASO by 13.45% over the last quarter.
What is the Fund Sentiment?
There are 766 funds or institutions reporting positions in Academy Sports & Outdoors.
This is an increase
owner(s) or 10.69% in the last quarter.
Average portfolio weight of all funds dedicated to ASO is 0.32%,
Total shares owned by institutions increased
in the last three months by 1.42% to 94,551K shares.
The put/call ratio of ASO is 2.11, indicating a
Academy Sports and Outdoors Background Information
(This description is provided by the company.)
Academy is a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 259 stores across 16 contiguous states. Academy’s mission is to provide ‘Fun for All’ and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that strongly connects with a broad range of consumers. Academy’s product assortment focuses on key categories of outdoor, apparel, footwear and sports & recreation through both leading national brands and a portfolio of 17 private label brands, which go well beyond traditional sporting goods and apparel offerings.
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