BGFV stock: buy or sell?

BGFV stock price: $1.17 -1.68% At close on May 14th, 2020

Updated on:
May 14th, 2020


After sliding a frightening -5.88% yesterday, Big 5 Sporting Goods closed today at $1.17 and eased an awful -1.68%. With Thursday it's been 3 red days in a row. On Friday BGFV boosted an amazing 6.35%.

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?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. 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?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for BGFV stock for the last month.

BGFV stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a frightening -5.88% yesterday, Big 5 Sporting Goods closed today at $1.17 and eased an awful -1.68%.

After sliding a frightening -5.88% yesterday, Big 5 Sporting Goods closed today at $1.17 and eased an awful -1.68%. Since last February when BGFV stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-1.71 per share (-59.38%).

BGFV stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods ended this week at $1.17 and collapsed a chilling -7.14%. Late April BGFV boosted an exceptional 21.67% in just one week.

Big 5 Sporting Goods is in a glaring downtrend, marking consecutive falling peaks and bottoms. Now is trading in between the - range. There is a chance to rebound and reverse this situation if price can hold above the level. Since late February, when BGFV stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-2.32 per share (-66.48%). Stocks below the 40-weeks 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 $7.25 per share1. Since then, BGFV stock declined a -83.90%, with a yearly average of -4.90%.

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

BGFV stock historical price chart

BGFV stock reached 52-week highs on January at $4.05, and all-time highs 2013-07-29 with a price of 17.31.

BGFV stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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 30 days 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

, Big 5 Sporting Goods matched the estimates of the experts and reported an EPS of $-0.16 per share. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
BGFV earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a disappointing loss of -2.18% to $987.58 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, slightly better, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained constant a -0.47% to -0.36%.

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 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -7.23% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-5.09 M with a profit margin of -2.06%. Profit margin declined 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 slightly fine growth and gained 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 buy a stock, it's always worth to have a look 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 7.74% of all shares.

In case of Big 5 Sporting Goods stock, 43.33% 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.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Big 5 Sporting Goods:

Market cap$25.3 M
Total shares21.7 M
Float shares19.5 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)43.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)7.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%

BGFV summary

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Day range$1.08 - $1.22
Previous close$1.19
Session gain-1.68%
Average true range$0.16
50d mov avg$1.18
100d mov avg$2.21
200d mov avg$2.26
Daily patternlt01a
Weekly pattern lt02a

Big 5 Sporting Goods performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Big 5 Sporting Goods against in the following table:
BGFVBig 5 Sporting Go...-66.18%-56.99%-48.46%

Big 5 Sporting Goods competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Big 5 Sporting Goods competitor. This doesn't mean Big 5 Sporting Goods does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.