Marcial: Dick's Sporting Goods, a Bargain Play

The beaten-down retailer of athletic apparel and equipment has a strong balance sheet, good inventory control, and sharp brand focus, analysts say

The nation's retailers are among those companies hit hard by the recession, with Circuit City (CCTYQ) filing for bankruptcy Nov. 10, the most recent to fall. In the past year 14 other major retailers have sought the same Chapter 11 protection. Indeed, not many in the industry have dodged the bullet. But in such dire times, opportunities of value always emerge.

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