BGFV stock: buy or sell?

BGFV stock price: $2.64 -0.75% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019


After boosting an exceptional 6.39% yesterday, Big 5 Sporting Goods closed today at $2.64 and declined a bad -0.75%. On Thursday BGFV plunged a bloodcurdling -8.24%.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation operates as a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The company offers athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories, as well as a selection of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation, and roller sports.

Should I buy BGFV stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Big 5 Sporting Goods stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Big 5 Sporting Goods stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for BGFV stock for the last month.

BGFV stock analysis

Daily outlook

After boosting an exceptional 6.39% yesterday, Big 5 Sporting Goods closed today at $2.64 and declined a bad -0.75%.

After boosting an exceptional 6.39% yesterday, Big 5 Sporting Goods closed today at $2.64 and declined a bad -0.75%. From a daily outlook perspective, BGFV is drawing an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top on May/14 at $3.03, price slid and bounced up back from $2.46. Breaking down under $2.46 would cancel the current uptrend and it might slide further to test lower supports. Note that $3.03 might act as a resistance line. If Big 5 Sporting Goods breakouts over $3.03 with average or higher volume, this would be a clear signal that the uptrend resumes. Since last March when BGFV stock price broke down the SMA100d line, it slid $-1.11 per share (-29.60%).

BGFV stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Big 5 Sporting Goods shares boosted 6.02% this week, ending at $2.64. Late April BGFV plummed a dreadful -9.62% in just one week.

Big 5 Sporting Goods is in a clear downtrend, marking successive declining peaks and bottoms. Now is trading in between the - range. There is an opportunity to rebound and reverse this situation if price can hold above the level. Since early July 2018, when BGFV stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-4.33 per share (-62.12%). Stocks under the 200 days moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

BGFV stock chart (weekly)

BGFV stock price history

BGFV IPO was on June 25th, 2002 at $7.94 per share1. Since then, BGFV stock declined a -66.80%, with a yearly average of -4.20%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

BGFV stock historical price chart

BGFV stock reached 52-week highs on June at $9.24, and all-time highs 2013-07-29 with a price of 18.95.

BGFV stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not detected any price forecast for Big 5 Sporting Goods stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Big 5 Sporting Goods reported its latest financial data, close to analysts' consensus and published a $-0.16 Earnings per Share. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
BGFV earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Big 5 Sporting Goods annual turnover declined a disappointing -2.18% to $987.58 million USD from $1,009.64 marked in 2017. However, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) stayed stable to -0.36%, that is $-3.53 million.

BGFV annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$994 M-$28 M2.8%-
2014$978 M-1.59%$15 M1.5%-46.78%
2015$1,029 M5.24%$15 M1.5%2.83%
2016$1,021 M-0.76%$17 M1.7%10.39%
2017$1,010 M-1.13%$1.10 M0.1%-93.46%
2018$988 M-2.18%$-3.53 M-0.4%-419.84%

Quarterly financial results

Big 5 Sporting Goods reported $247.10 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -7.23% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-5.09 M with a profit margin of -2.06%. Profit margin decreased a -3.23% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 1.17%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Big 5 Sporting Goods sales marked a tiny growth and appreciated a 1.73%.
BGFV quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$244 M-$2.78 M1.1%-
2017-Q3$270 M11.00%$5.95 M2.2%114.03%
2017-Q4$243 M-10.20%$-12.95 M-5.3%-317.65%
2018-Q1$234 M-3.59%$-1.31 M-0.6%-89.89%
2018-Q2$240 M2.47%$-0.25 M-0.1%-81.05%
2018-Q3$266 M11.00%$3.12 M1.2%-1,356.05%
2018-Q4$247 M-7.23%$-5.09 M-2.1%-263.37%
2019-Q1$245 M-0.73%$1.66 M0.7%-132.70%

Big 5 Sporting Goods ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Big 5 Sporting Goods shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 7.46% of all shares.

In case of Big 5 Sporting Goods stock, 60.69% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for BGFV stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$55.7 M$2.7 B$6.3 B$374.4 M
Total shares21.1 M70.5 M112.3 M18.4 M
Float shares19.5 M68.8 M111.4 M16.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)60.7%115.3%0.0%136.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)7.5%3.9%22.9%1.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

BGFV summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Day range$2.60 - $2.71
Previous close$2.66
Session gain-0.75%
Average true range$0.22
50d mov avg$2.90
100d mov avg$3.22
200d mov avg$3.85
Daily patternlb03a
Weekly pattern lt02a

Big 5 Sporting Goods performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We picked Dick's Sporting Goods, Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports as the bechmarking frame for Big 5 Sporting Goods stock.
BGFVBig 5 Sporting Go...-32.13%-24.36%-66.24%
DKSDick's Sporti...-0.19%9.68%27.06%
FLFoot Locker-5.28%7.32%3.35%
HIBBHibbett Sports14.70%18.43%-16.62%

Big 5 Sporting Goods competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of Big 5 Sporting Goods competitors to check if you are interested in investing in BGFV: