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Is Dick's Sporting (DKS) Likely to Gain Post-Q3 Earnings?

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Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS - Free Report) is slated to report third-quarter fiscal 2016 results before the opening bell on Nov 15. Last quarter, this sporting goods retailer posted a positive surprise of 20.6%. Moreover, the company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by an average of 4.7% over the trailing four quarters. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.    

Zacks Model Shows Likely Earnings Beat

Our proven model shows that Dick's Sporting is likely to beat earnings estimates this quarter. A stock needs to have both a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) for this to happen. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

DICKS SPRTG GDS Price and EPS Surprise

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The Most Accurate estimate stands at 43 cents and the Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 42 cents. So the ensuing +2.38% ESP and the company’s Zacks Rank #1 make us reasonably confident of an earnings beat.

Factors Influencing This Quarter

Dick's Sporting has been gaining from the expansion of its omni-channel network, and powerful marketing and merchandising strategies. Also, its customer-oriented strategies, store growth plans and healthy financial status bode well. With these plans underway, the company remains on track to achieve its long-term revenue and store growth targets.

However, management expects to witness some near-term pressure, owing to the major liquidation going on in the sporting goods space. Nonetheless, the company raised its fiscal 2016 earnings and comparable-store sales outlook in the last reported quarter, which ushers in confidence about its future prospects. It projected fiscal 2016 earnings to range from $2.90–$3.05 per share, up from $2.60−$2.90 predicted earlier.

Moreover, estimates for fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2017 witnessed a slight uptrend over the past seven days. However, estimates have been largely stable going into the third-quarter earnings release.

Stocks Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates

Here are some companies you may want to consider as our model shows that these have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat:

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +10.00% and a Zacks Rank #3. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Nordstrom Inc. (JWN - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +1.92% and a Zacks Rank #3.

Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +4.55% and a Zacks Rank #3.

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