Gary Bourgeault
Long only, research analyst, portfolio strategy, media

Big 5 Sporting Goods May Be About To Break Out

After one of the best quarters in many years, Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) may be poised to break out, as overall positive trends for the company have been moving up for the last four quarters; a sign that usually signifies it's not a temporary situation.

Here's how same-store sales growth has occurred for Big 5 over the last year. In the second quarter of 2012, same-store sales were up 1.0 percent; in the third quarter of 2012, they jumped 5.2 percent; in the fourth quarter they climbed 6.5 percent.

That was followed by fiscal 2013 first quarter same-store sales which soared 10.5 percent, the largest improvement I've been able to find over the last 20 years for...

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