What Are These 2 Stocks Telling Us? – iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (ICLK), DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS)

iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) shares are 199.07% up in the year-to-date (YTD) period and have moved -1.93% or -$0.19 lower in the latest trading session. However, stock’s trailing 12-month performance remains nearly +219.93% lower. Comparatively, the stock is -5.77% down YTD and 84.13% over the trailing 3-month period. If we look at the shorter duration, its week performance is 7.60% and 47.02% over the month.

Analyst Recommendations

On December 05, 2019, Jefferies recommended the ICLK stock is a Buy, while earlier, Alliance Global Partners had Initiated the stock as a Buy on January 27, 2020. 4 analysts offering the recommendations for the stock have a consensus rating of 1.70 to suggest that the ICLK stock is a “Strong Buy. 0 of the 4 analysts rate the stock as a “Sell”, while 0 has rated it as “Underweight”. 4 recommend buying, with 0 rating it as an Overweight.

The stock currently trades at $9.63 and analysts tracking its performance over the next 12 months have a consensus estimate price target of $11.18. The forecasts give the iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited stock a price target range of $13.00 on the higher side while at least one analyst think the stock could plunge to a low of $10.00. The two limits represent an upside potential of 25.92% or 3.7%.

Earnings Forecast

For the current year, earnings should grow to an average of $0.05, up 26.00% from -$0.04 reported last year. Analysts also offered guidance for the next financial quarter, with their average projected EPS at between $0.01 and $0.03. Wall Street estimates earnings per share to be at an average of $0.23 for the next year.

DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE:DKS), on the other hand, is trading around $53.16 with a market cap of $4.72B and analyst research firms have a positive stance on its shares. Analysts predict that the stock will reach $60.22 and spell out a more modest performance – a 11.72% return. Some analysts are even forecasting $2.17 per share in earnings this year on a short term (1 year) basis.

Let us briefly look at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS) financials, with a focus on its operating details as indicated in its earnings report for the last quarter.

Company balance sheet and cash flow

DKS’s operating margin was positive on the trailing 12 months basis, remaining steady at 4.50%, while the operating expenses over the recent quarter were at $546.01 million. This represented a 79.88% of the company’s total revenues which amounted $2.71 billion. With this in place, we can see that the company’s diluted EPS inclined $3.12 on the year-over-year period, growing to $1.26 as given in the last earnings report.

In terms of the balance sheet & cash flow as of (Oct 2020), the total assets figure advanced to $7.15 billion from $7.95 billion over the previous quarter. The cash flow from operating activities totaled $876.71 million, significantly higher than the -$27.22 million reported in the year-ago quarter. The company’s free cash flow for the quarter was $782.45 million.

Insider activity

Insiders have transacted a total of 26 times at DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc. over the last 6 months, with insider purchases undertaken 19 times and accounting for 363,261 shares. Insider sales totaled 47,100 shares over the same period, with these deals completed in 7 transactions. Looking at these numbers, we realize that net purchases over that period are 12.0 shares. Insiders now hold a total of 4.61M shares after the latest sales, with 106.90% net shares purchased.

Major holders

Insiders own 14.40% of the company shares with a share float percentage of 61.64M. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc. having a total of 434 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 5.67 million shares worth more than $234.13 million. As of Jun 29, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 8.73% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., with the investment firm holding over 5.67 million shares as of Jun 29, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $233.98 million and represent 8.72% of shares outstanding.