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Big 5 Sporting Goods has the Highest EPS Growth in the Specialty Stores Industry (BGFV, BKS, ULTA)

Published on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:19
By Adrienne Chilton

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Stores industry with the highest year-over-year expected earnings per share (EPS) growth rates.

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) is highest with EPS growth of 1,900.0%. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation owns and operates sporting goods stores in the Western United States. The Company's products include athletic shoes, apparel, tennis, golf, ski, snowboard, in-line skating, fitness, outdoor and team sports equipment for the competitive and recreational sporting goods customer.

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) has potential upside of 14.4% based on a current price of $15.23 and analysts' consensus price target of $17.42. The stock should find initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $14.66 and further support at its 200-day MA of $11.04.

Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) is next with EPS growth of 67.5%.

Finishing up the top three is Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ:ULTA), with EPS growth of 34.1%.

By Adrienne Chilton
achilton@fnno.com