Big Lots Rated A BUY For Holiday Shopping Season

For today’s bulletin, we take a look at Big Lots $BIG. We also provide a link to download a FREE STOCK REPORT on the company. We have re-implemented a Valuation Watch.

VALUATION WATCH: Overvalued stocks now make up 61.12% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 25.51% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Because overvaluation has once again increased above 60%, we have re-implemented a Valuation Watch. Fourteen sectors are calculated to be overvalued.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We will be publishing on an adjusted schedule for the 2017 holidays–T,TH,F, and then resume our regular M,W,F publication schedule beginning January 8, 2018
We have reached peak Hannukah and Christmas this holiday season, and that means the shopping spree is in full effect for many. Of course, this important time for retailers has taken on a different dimension as winners and losers must now include the all important comparison between cyber stores and brick and mortar retailers.

As long-time readers know, the shake up in the retail sector has been brutal with “winners” like on one side and almost all others lining up in the “L” column. In fact, it’s tough to find BUY or STRONG BUY stocks in the sector when we peruse our database.

However, for today’s bulletin we have found a BUY-rated company for our last post before Christmas, Big Lots (BIG).
Big Lots, Inc. is the nation’s largest broadline closeout retailer, its operates retail stores that sell foods, home furnishings, furniture, merchandise, and other household items. By creating excitement with brand-name closeouts and bargains through a unique shopping experience, Big Lots meets the needs of customers by providing an assortment of merchandise including consumables, seasonal products, furniture, housewares, toys and gifts. Big Lots supports the communities it serves through the Big Lots Foundation, a charitable organization focused on four areas of need: hunger, housing, healthcare, and education.

Big Lots is the sort of discount chain that does find favor with shoppers in the current climate. We see so many old-school department stores running aground while the less costly alternatives expand and thrive.

ValuEngine continues its BUY recommendation on for Big Lots 2017-12-20. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Big Lots has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE P/E Ratio and Price Sales Ratio.

You can download a free copy of detailed report on Big Lots (BIG) from the link below.

ValuEngine Forecast
1-Month 55.42 0.85%
3-Month 56.23 2.33%
6-Month 56.29 2.45%
1-Year 60.54 10.17%
2-Year 65.74 19.64%
3-Year 72.72 32.34%
Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 12.71% overvalued Valuation Rank(?) 38
1-M Forecast Return 0.85% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 95
12-M Return -1.91% Momentum Rank(?) 34
Sharpe Ratio 0.48 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 72
5-Y Avg Annual Return 14.83% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 78
Volatility 30.65% Volatility Rank(?) 51
Expected EPS Growth 5.34% EPS Growth Rank(?) 27
Market Cap (billions) 2.94 Size Rank 75
Trailing P/E Ratio 13.14 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 86
Forward P/E Ratio 12.47 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 74
PEG Ratio 2.46 PEG Ratio Rank 19
Price/Sales 0.56 Price/Sales Rank(?) 83
Market/Book 5.19 Market/Book Rank(?) 28
Beta 1.01 Beta Rank 39
Alpha -0.03 Alpha Rank 46


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