Dick's Sporting checks show 'aggressive' markdowns, says BMO Capital BMO Capital said its store visits and online research indicate "aggressive clearance markdowns" in Q2 beyond golf, guns and ammunition at Dick's Sporting stores. BMO sees potential risk to its Q2 gross margin estimate and company guidance of a 60 basis point decline. The firm adds that its Q3 gross margin forecast could be at risk as management continues to align inventory ahead of the holidays. BMO has a Market Perform rating on Dick's with a $46 price target.
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Dick's Sporting downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo Wells Fargo downgraded Dick's Sporting Goods to Market Perform citing the recent rebound in shares and its data for August which indicates golf equipment sales continue to be weak. Wells also believes Disk's is near peak sales productivity and that the shift to ecommerce will lead to lower margins. The firm dropped its price target range for shares to $43-$46 from $47-$50.