Academy Sports and Outdoors (ASO) Received its Third Buy in a Row

After J.P. Morgan and Loop Capital Markets gave Academy Sports and Outdoors (NASDAQ: ASO) a Buy rating last month, the company received another Buy, this time from Evercore ISI. Analyst Greg Melich maintained a Buy rating on Academy Sports and Outdoors yesterday and set a price target of $65.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $39.17.

According to, Melich is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 5.2% and a 57.8% success rate. Melich covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Floor & Decor Holdings, Advance Auto Parts, and O’Reilly Auto.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Academy Sports and Outdoors is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $58.80, representing a 48.8% upside. In a report issued on March 21, J.P. Morgan also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $58.00 price target.

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Academy Sports and Outdoors’ market cap is currently $3.5B and has a P/E ratio of 6.03.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 57 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of ASO in relation to earlier this year.

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Operating a chain of sporting goods stores, Academy Sports and Outdoors offers a broad range of hunting, fishing and camping equipment as well as sports and leisure products.

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