Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.NYSE
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  • Tue, Oct. 18, 3:36 AM
    • Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) is set to make an offer for the U.S. operations of bankrupt Golfsmith, Reuters reports, although it didn't say how much Dick's would bid.
    • The latter faces competition for Golfsmith from Worldwide Golf Shops, although Golfsmith's lenders could enable it to restructure its debt and emerge from bankruptcy without a merger.
    • Golfsmith has suffered from competition from discount retailers Wal Mart and Amazon, as well as from fading interest in golf among younger consumers.
    | Tue, Oct. 18, 3:36 AM
  • Dec. 22, 2015, 11:24 AM
    • Telsey Advisory analyst Joesph Feldman thinks a merger between Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS -0.1%) and Cabela's (CAB -0.8%) would be highly accretive and beneficial to shareholders if financed correctly.
    • Feldman notes the geographic mix of the two sporting goods retailers is complementary.
    • Though Cabela's is undergoing a strategic review, there's been no official indication that Dick's is in the mix.
    • Shares of Dick's and Cabela's have both trailed broad retail stock averages this year.
    | Dec. 22, 2015, 11:24 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 7, 2015, 12:17 PM
    | Jan. 7, 2015, 12:17 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 5, 2015, 8:50 AM
    • The PetSmart LBO strategy could be utilized again in the retail sector amid the current low interest rate environment, note analysts.
    • Bloomberg picks some top candidates to see a LBO play this year.
    • GameStop (NYSE:GME): Valuation has been driven down to a level that could attract P-E firms.
    • Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY): Spinoff opportunities and a lagging stock price make BBBY a LBO natural, note sector watchers.
    • Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR): A buyer would have plenty of opportunities to cut costs and set a turnaround strategy.
    • Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS): Perhaps the surprise in the bunch, but analysts see upside potential in a LBO scenario as a shift in focus is enacted.
    • Previous on LBOs in retail: Retail trends to watch
    | Jan. 5, 2015, 8:50 AM | 5 Comments
  • Sep. 18, 2014, 1:30 PM
    • Bass Pro Shops hires Moelis to help it explore financing options.
    • Sources say a sale of a minority stake, likely to a P-E firm, would value the retailer in the billions.
    • A capital-heavy Bass Pro could pose a threat to Cabela's (CAB -0.8%) and to a lesser extent Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) if expansion is part of the plan.
    | Sep. 18, 2014, 1:30 PM
  • Apr. 4, 2012, 6:45 PM

    Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) has purchased the Top-Flite golf club and ball brand from Callaway Golf (ELY) for an undisclosed sum. Top-Flite will be added to Dick's portfolio of exclusive gear. (PR) (earlier)

    | Apr. 4, 2012, 6:45 PM