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Hibbett Sports: Looking Expensive After Strong Pandemic Performance

May 06, 2021 7:30 AM ETHibbett, Inc. (HIBB)ADDDF, ADDYY, BGFV, DKS, GCO, NKE, SCVL, FL4 Comments
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  • Hibbett has had a great run since the market bottom in March 2020.
  • In the latest fiscal year, comparable store sales grew 22.2%, e-commerce sales jumped 89.3%, and earnings per share ballooned from $1.52 to $4.36.
  • Though momentum could carry the stock further and the outlook appears good, valuations look expensive and insiders are significant net sellers.
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Hibbett (NASDAQ:HIBB) is a sporting goods retailer with around 1,100 stores under the Hibbett Sports or City Gear banners. Geographically, it is in 35 states, with its largest concentrations in Texas, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. The stores tend to be located

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