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The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. Investors and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm


Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (“Dick’s” or the “Company”) (NYSE: DKS) securities between March 7, 2017 and May 15, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Dick’s investors have until July 17, 2017 to file a lead plaintiff motion.

Investors that suffered losses on their Dick’s investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

On May 12, 2017, Dick’s reported that a “computation error resulted in a $23.4 million overstatement of Adjusted EBITDA amounts for both the 13 weeks and 52 weeks ended January 28, 2017.” On this news, Dick’s stock price declined, thereby injuring investors.

Then, on May 16, 2017, the Company announced a slowdown in sales growth with same-store sales rising 2.4 percent, short of the average 3.6 percent estimated by analysts. On this news shares of Dick’s fell more than 13% during intraday trading on May 16, 2017.

The complaint filed in this class action lawsuit alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Dick’s had overstated its adjusted EBITDA amounts; (ii) accordingly, the Company lacked effective internal controls; and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, Dick’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

If you purchased Dick’s during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than July 17, 2017 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff. To be a member of the Class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit the website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

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