Dick's Sporting sees Field & Stream to be accretive to earnings in FY16 Says Q4 traffic increased 6.3%. For FY14, the company says its critical to grow store base while making existing store more productive. Says will shift square footage to growing areas as it addresses challenges in categories like business and golf. Sees headwinds in hunting business, golf business; expects softness from Q4 in golf business continuing. Says confident in meeting long-term targets. Says long-term targets are to generate $10B in sales and 10.5% operating margin by the end of FY17. Says gross margins are expected to increase slightly in Q1. Sees slight gross margin expansion in FY14 and anticipates pre-opening expenses to increase year over year in Q1. Expects Field & Stream to be dilutive in FY14 and the ramp-up to continue into 2015, should impact earnings to a lesser degree that year. Says "a bit cautious" on golf business. Comments made during the company's Q4 earnings conference call.
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On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Analog Devices (ADI) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) downgraded to Market Perform at William Blair... Cameco (CCJ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Clorox (CLX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Concur (CNQR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital... Del Frisco's (DFRG) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Dick's Sporting (DKS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Dresser-Rand (DRC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc... Equinix (EQIX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Fluor (FLR) downgraded at Wells Fargo... Gordmans Stores (GMAN) downgraded at Canaccord... Jacobs Engineering (JEC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Nanometrics (NANO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... ON Semiconductor (ONNN) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Siemens (SIEGY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc... Taminco (TAM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Viasystems (VIAS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Watsco (WSO) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Global Hunter.