BGFV stock: buy or sell?

BGFV stock price: $1.96 -0.51% At close on July 15th, 2019

Updated on:
July 15th, 2019


Big 5 Sporting Goods shares depreciated -0.51% to $1.96 today.

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. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Big 5 Sporting Goods stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

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 posted 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

Big 5 Sporting Goods shares depreciated -0.51% to $1.96 today.

Big 5 Sporting Goods shares depreciated -0.51% to $1.96 today. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed down on March, BGFV fell $-1.70 per share (-46.45%).

BGFV stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Big 5 Sporting Goods closed this week at $1.96 and declined an unpleasant -0.51%. Late June BGFV plummed a scary -6.67% in just one week. By mid June BGFV rocketed a cool 5.05% in just one week.

Since mid March, when BGFV stock price broke down the 20-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-1.66 per share (-45.86%).

BGFV stock chart (weekly)

BGFV stock price history

BGFV IPO was on June 25th, 2002 at $7.76 per share1. Since then, BGFV stock declined a -74.70%, with a yearly average of -4.40%.

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

BGFV stock historical price chart

BGFV stock reached 52-week highs at $6.49, and all-time highs 2013-07-29 with a price of 18.52.

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. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not found any price target for Big 5 Sporting Goods stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on February, Big 5 Sporting Goods collapsed a frightening -56.54%. As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
BGFV earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an ugly decrease of -2.18% to $987.58 M USD. Slightly better, its profit margin (compared to revenues) stayed steady 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 posted $247.10 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -7.23% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-5.09 million with a profit margin of -2.06%. Profit margin slightly fell a -3.23% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 1.17%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Big 5 Sporting Goods sales marked a tiny gain and inched 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 shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Big 5 Sporting Goods, 7.46% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

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.

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

Market cap$42.4 M$2.7 B$4.7 B$353.3 M
Total shares21.6 M70.5 M112.3 M17.9 M
Float shares19.5 M64.8 M108.8 M16.8 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

Monday, July 15th, 2019
Day range$1.93 - $2.01
Previous close$1.97
Session gain-0.51%
Average true range$0.08
50d mov avg$2.18
100d mov avg$2.69
200d mov avg$3.19
Daily patternlt02a
Weekly pattern

Big 5 Sporting Goods performance

To better understand Big 5 Sporting Goods performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Big 5 Sporting Goods against Dick's Sporting Goods, Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports in the following table:
BGFVBig 5 Sporting Go...-24.03%-45.86%-67.44%
DKSDick's Sporti...-2.08%11.95%10.35%
FLFoot Locker-31.88%-27.42%-18.11%
HIBBHibbett Sports-3.66%26.02%-17.84%

Big 5 Sporting Goods competitors

One check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Big 5 Sporting Goods. We picked 3 companies as Big 5 Sporting Goods competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.