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URBN

Urban Outfitters

$16.82

-0.91 (-5.13%)

, GPS

Gap

$22.59

0.52 (2.36%)

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Urban Outfitters jumps after reporting earnings, sales beat

Shares of Urban Outfitters (URBN) rose in morning trading after the retailer reported better than expected second quarter earnings per share and sales, though its comparable store sales declined. EARNINGS: After the market close on Tuesday, Urban Outfitters reported Q2 EPS of 44c on revenue of $873M, handily beating analysts' estimates of 37c and $861.78M, respectively. However, comparable retail segment net sales, which include the comparable direct-to-consumer channel, decreased 4.9% for the quarter. By brand, comparable retail segment net sales increased 2.9% at Free People, but decreased 4% at the Anthropologie Group and 7.9% at Urban Outfitters. The company said the decline in was due to negative retail store sales, which was partially offset by continued sales growth in the direct-to-consumer channel. The company also reported an increase of wholesale segment net sales of 10% and a gross margin of 34.1%. "While we are disappointed in our second quarter performance, we have a number of initiatives underway including: speed to customer, international growth, wholesale expansion and digital investments," CEO Richard Hayne said in a statement. "We believe these initiatives combined with encouraging fashion apparel trends could lead to improved topline performance in future quarters." MOST ANALYSTS ENCOURAGED: SunTrust analyst Pamela Quintiliano reiterated a Buy rating on the stock saying the Q2 results and conference call were "encouraging" and the company's comments about the positive momentum of its apparel business "bodes well" for 2H17. Jefferies analyst Randal Konik also kept a Buy rating and upped his price target to $25 from $23 saying he sees long-term opportunity as improved execution, cost savings and plans to invest in higher return areas are expected to drive margin recovery. KeyBanc analyst Edward Yruma kept a $26 price target and an Overweight rating on Urban, saying there are "reasons to believe that Urban Outfitters is finally turning the corner," as the company's "controlled store count, 35%+ e-commerce penetration, and focus on differentiated merchandise" are "attractive," and the company's selling of more products at regular prices could be "an early indicator of a turn." In addition, Baird analyst Mark Altschwager said with its better earnings visibility, lean store base, clean balance sheet, brand-level operational improvements underway, and undemanding valuation metrics, he likes the 12 month risk/reward. Altschwager reiterated his Outperform rating and raised his price target to $22 from $21. GOLDMAN STILL SAYS SELL: Goldman Sachs analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann said Urban Outfitters' Q2 report showed a notable improvement in business relative to its mid-quarter comp update in early June; however, the analyst remains Sell rated given structural pressures impacting specialty retailers and said it's too early to have conviction for sustained positive momentum. Drucker Mann stills sees risk to the downside and said negative sentiment across the group should keep a cap on multiples. The analyst raised Urban's price target to $18 from $16. INDUSTRY PEERS: Mall-based retailers and department stores have been hurt by the increasing popularity of fast-fashion retailers like Zara, Forever 21 and H&M, as well as an increase in online shopping on sites such as Amazon (AMZN). After the company reported weak Q1 results, Urban CEO Hayne commented that sluggish sales are "impacting virtually all U.S. brick-and-mortar retailers. There are simply too many stores and too many malls in North America." Nordstrom (JWN) said in June that members of its founding family formed a group to explore the possibility of pursuing a "going private" transaction, but WWD recently said that the retailer is not in negotiations with "anybody" regarding a potential sale. Macy's (M) last week reported another quarter of declining comps, though its EPS and revenue were above analysts' estimates. While Macy's backed its guidance for FY17, it forecast Q3 comp sales on an owned plus licensed basis down 2.5% "or worse" and fall season comp sales on an owned plus licensed basis to be down 0.8% to down 2.6%. Kohl's also reported earnings last week, with EPS and revenue narrowly beating estimates, though its comp sales declined 0.4% from the year ago period. J.C. Penney (JCP) reported a larger than expected loss for the latest quarter, with its comp sales dropping 1.3%. Earlier in the year, Gap (GPS) said it would take steps to better position the company for improved business performance and that it was identifying opportunities to streamline its operating model to be "more efficient and flexible." Meanwhile, bebe (BEBE) secured deals with landlords in May to shutter all of its stores, allowing it to avoid bankruptcy and continue to sell products online. PRICE ACTION: Urban Outfitters rose 19.5% to $20.10 in morning trading. Shares are down nearly 29% year-to-date.

URBN

Urban Outfitters

$16.82

-0.91 (-5.13%)

GPS

Gap

$22.59

0.52 (2.36%)

ANF

Abercrombie & Fitch

$9.66

0.29 (3.10%)

AEO

American Eagle

$11.33

0.41 (3.75%)

ZUMZ

Zumiez

$11.75

-0.35 (-2.89%)

BEBE

bebe stores

$5.06

-0.29 (-5.42%)

JCP

J.C. Penney

KSS

Kohl's

$38.37

0.24 (0.63%)

M

Macy's

$20.50

0.21 (1.04%)

JWN

Nordstrom

$44.64

-0.02 (-0.04%)

SHLD

Sears

$8.63

0.02 (0.23%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$982.74

-0.56 (-0.06%)

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URBN Urban Outfitters
$16.82

-0.91 (-5.13%)

08/16/17
BARD
08/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $22
BARD
Outperform
Urban Outfitters 12 month risk/reward favorable, says Baird
Baird analyst Mark Altschwager noted Urban Outfitters reported better than expected Q2 results. The analyst said with its better earnings visibility, lean store base, clean balance sheet, brand-level operational improvements underway, and undemanding valuation metrics, he likes the 12 month risk/reward. Altschwager reiterated his Outperform rating and raised his price target to $22 from $21 on Urban Outfitters shares.
08/16/17
RHCO
08/16/17
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Urban Outfitters Q2 results, comments encouraging, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Pamela Quintiliano says that Urban Outfitters' Q2 results and conference call were encouraging. The analyst says that the company's comments about the positive momentum of its apparel business "bodes well" for 2H17. She reiterates a Buy rating.
08/16/17
KEYB
08/16/17
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Urban Outfitters may be 'finally turning the corner,' says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Edward Yruma says there are "reasons to believe that Urban Outfitters is finally turning the corner. " The analyst says that the company's "controlled store count, 35%+ e-commerce penetration, and focus on differentiated merchandise" are "attractive," while the fact that the company is selling more products at regular prices could be "an early indicator of a turn." The analyst keeps a $26 price target and an Overweight rating on the stock.
08/16/17
GSCO
08/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $18
GSCO
Sell
Urban Outfitters still has risk to the downside, says Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann said Urban Outfitters' Q2 report showed a notable improvement in business relative to its mid-quarter comp update in early June. However, the analyst remains Sell rated given structural pressures impacting Specialty Retailers and said its too early to have conviction for sustained positive momentum. Drucker Mann stills sees risk to the downside and said negative sentiment across the group should keep a cap on multiples. The analyst raised Urban's price target to $18 from $16.
GPS Gap
$22.59

0.52 (2.36%)

04/20/17
04/20/17
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Mark Astrachan saying he views valuation as attractive and expects multiple expansion from accelerating U.S. comparable store sales growth to at least 5%-6% for the next four quarters starting in the June quarter. The analyst said shares have underperformed consumer and restaurant peers over the past 12 months and expects outperformance to be driven by meeting comp expectations. 2. Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities with analyst Christopher Wheeler telling investors investors shares are "oversold." The analyst expects the FICC business to bounce back and made just a small reduction in estimates to account for further cost measures. 3. Lear (LEA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst David Leiker citing its recent underperformance despite improving fundamentals and a strong global auto backdrop. Leiker raised his price target to $161 from $160 on Lear shares. 4. Discovery (DISCA) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi with analyst Jason Bazinet saying he sees little chance of material downward revisions to consensus earnings estimates. The analyst views the risk/reward as more balanced at current levels and upped his price target for the shares to $30 from $27. 5. Gap (GPS) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Matthew Boss citing the underperformance of the shares over the past 18 months and his fieldwork which suggests stability at Old Navy. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $24 from $21. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/05/17
OPCO
06/05/17
UPGRADE
Target $28
OPCO
Outperform
Gap upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Anna Andreeva upgraded Gap to Outperform and raised his price target for the shares to $28 from $24. The shares are down 17% from last month's highs despite the retailer posting 12% earnings growth in Q1, Andreeva tells investors in a research note. Operating primarily off-the-mall, Old Navy continues to benefit from department stores' "malaise," the analyst argues.
06/05/17
06/05/17
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Yelp (YELP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Justin Post saying consensus estimates are achievable following the first quarter headline miss. The analyst sees improved quarterly net account adds ahead and improved execution driving shares higher. 2. Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil with the firm saying recent weakness provides a buying opportunity for this defensive play within the oil patch. 3. eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Paul Bieber assuming coverage on the stock while saying there are multiple paths to create value. 4. Gap (GPS) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Anna Andreeva saying the shares are down 17% from last month's highs despite the retailer posting 12% earnings growth in the first quarter. 5. Outfront Media (OUT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst David Miller saying he believes the "reward outweighs the risk" with the shares down 17% over the past 15 weeks. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/14/17
JPMS
07/14/17
NO CHANGE
Target $27
JPMS
Neutral
Gap added to Analyst Focus List at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss added Netural-rated Gap to his firm's Analyst Focus List and upped his price target for the shares to $27 from $26. Trading at four times EBITDA with a 4% dividend and 8% free cash flow yield, Gap's near-term risk/reward is "too hard to ignore," Boss tells investors in a research note. He calls the company his top Specialty Softlines idea through the end of 2017.
ANF Abercrombie & Fitch
$9.66

0.29 (3.10%)

08/15/17
FBRC
08/15/17
NO CHANGE
FBRC
FBR lowers Specialty Retail price targets ahead of Q2 reports
FBR Capital analyst Susan Anderson expects Specialty Retail earnings in Q2 to be overall in-line with consensus estimates, with a lighter top line and gross margin given the need to promote to drive traffic. The analyst views American Eagle (AEO) and L Brands (LB) as winners in the quarter. She upgraded American Eagle this morning to Buy. Anderson also lowered her price target for Neutral-rated Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) to $11 from $13, for Neutral-rated Ascena Retail (ASNA) to $3 from $5, for Neutral-rated Foot Locker (FL) to $58 from $66, for Neutral-rated Francesca's to $10 from $13, for Neutral-rated Gap (GPS) to $25 from $28 and for Neutral-rated Urban Outfitters (URBN) to $16 from $24.
07/10/17
JEFF
07/10/17
NO CHANGE
Target $13
JEFF
Hold
Abercrombie's inability to land a deal not surprising, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik believes the termination of Abercrombie & Fitch's (ANF) deal talks is not surprising given the retailer's "deteriorating fundamentals" and his view that "concept acquisitions destroy shareholder value." The analyst continues to prefer American Eagle (AEO) in the "challenged" teen apparel space and keeps a Hold rating on Abercrombie with a $13 price target.
07/10/17
DBAB
07/10/17
NO CHANGE
Target $9
DBAB
Sell
Abercrombie & Fitch price target lowered to $9 from $11 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Tiffany Kanaga lowered her price target for Abercrombie & Fitch to $9 after the company announced that it is no longer in talks to sell itself. The analyst has a Sell rating on the name. The retailer in early trading is down 17% to $10.03.
06/22/17
06/22/17
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Oracle (ORCL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush with analyst Steve Koenig saying that the company's guidance for "roughly" double digit percentage fiscal 2018 earnings per share growth "looks achievable," while checks indicate that its PaaS and IaaS sales pipeline is strong. 2. Southwest (LUV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst David Coleman saying shares have further upside. 3. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Wunderlich with analyst Eric Beder saying risk/rewards is balanced and remains cautious on the company's turnaround efforts. 4. CarMax (KMX) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Scot Ciccarelli saying that the company's comparable sales continue to beat expectations, and he thinks the company's sales should continue to be boosted by its improved use of Search Engine Optimization and declining used car valuations. 5. Brinker (EAT) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital with analyst Andrew Strelzik citing his belief that sector-wide restaurant comps will accelerate over the next several months due to weakening commodity prices. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
AEO American Eagle
$11.33

0.41 (3.75%)

08/15/17
08/15/17
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Snap (SNAP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Cantor with analyst Kip Paulson saying he believes the risk/reward has shifted significantly following yesterday's expiration of the largest remaining lock-up period and the 8.5% share decline since Snap's second quarter earnings report. 2. GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Doug Clark saying GoPro is on track to launch a new HERO6 camera in the second half of 2017, and product launches have historically been a positive catalyst for the stock. 3. NetApp (NTAP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow with analyst Joe Wittine citing a survey which showed that the company's share gains have continued. 4. American Eagle (AEO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at FBR Capital with analyst Susan Anderson saying the valuation "has become very attractive." 5. Zynerba (ZYNE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Roth Capital with analyst Michael Higgins saying he was not bullish on yesterday's failed ZYN002 in osteoarthritis study. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/15/17
FBRC
08/15/17
UPGRADE
Target $13
FBRC
Buy
American Eagle upgraded to Buy from Neutral at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Susan Anderson upgraded American Eagle to Buy with a $13 price target saying the valuation "has become very attractive." Estimates have come down significantly from the start of the year and comparisons ease in the second half of 2017, creating lower risk to the numbers, Anderson tells investors in a research note. She expects American Eagle will continue to take market share over the next few years.
ZUMZ Zumiez
$11.75

-0.35 (-2.89%)

12/22/16
RILY
12/22/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $25
RILY
Neutral
Zumiez downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley
B. Riley analyst Jeff Van Sinderen downgraded Zumiez to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $25 from $27. The analyst cites his reduced EBITDA multiple for the downgrade.
12/22/16
RILY
12/22/16
DOWNGRADE
RILY
Neutral
Zumiez downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley
11/04/16
WOLF
11/04/16
UPGRADE
WOLF
Peer Perform
Zumiez upgraded to Peer Perform from Underperform at Wolfe Research
Wolfe Research upgraded Zumiez to Peer Perform as comps have turned positive, promotions are down, and inventory reduced.
10/13/16
PIPR
10/13/16
UPGRADE
Target $44
PIPR
Overweight
Under Armour upgraded to Overweight after teen survey at Piper Jaffray
As previously reported, Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy upgraded Under Armour (UA) to Overweight from Neutral following the firm's semi-annual proprietary "Taking Stock With Teens" survey. The survey findings support on-going traction for Under Armour within footwear and the women's segment, noted Murphy, who raised her price target on the stock to $44 from $40. Based on the survey's results, other analysts at the firm also downgraded Estee Lauder (EL) to Neutral from Overweight and upgraded Zumiez (ZUMZ) to Overweight from Neutral.
BEBE bebe stores
$5.06

-0.29 (-5.42%)

JCP J.C. Penney

08/11/17
FBCO
08/11/17
NO CHANGE
FBCO
Underperform
J.C. Penney core operating profitability declining, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Christian Buss, in a research bulletin issued on the heels of J.C. Penney's Q2 report, said "continued caution is in order" as he sees it core operating profitability declining and underlying demand still being "tepid." He has an Underperform rating on J.C. Penney shares, which are down 23% in pre-market trading.
08/11/17
EVER
08/11/17
NO CHANGE
EVER
J.C. Penney turnaround efforts 'just not working,' says Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Omar Saad said he is liquidating the 1.3% J.C. Penney Long Position initiated in the firm's Model Portfolio in April with the stock down 30% during that time. While acknowledging he "may be pulling the plug at the bottom," he said the company is doing everything in its power to keep its turnaround on track but efforts just are not working. Asset sales are not a sustainable long-term solution and cost-cutting initiatives are beginning to take a toll on operations, as evidenced by the jump in shrinkage that may be linked to understaffing, said Saad.
08/11/17
TLSY
08/11/17
DOWNGRADE
TLSY
Market Perform
J.C. Penney downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory
08/14/17
NRCS
08/14/17
NO CHANGE
Target $9
NRCS
Buy
J.C. Penney gross margin pressures abate in second half, says Northcoast
Northcoast analyst Kara Szafraniec said J.C. Penney shares reacted severely to the Q2 gross margin disappointment, driven largely by the closing of 127 stores. The analyst believes the liquidation of the stores was the right move and management's commentary on the go-forward business was largely encouraging. J.C. Penny's growth categories continue to outpace the chain average and the company remains positioned to defend itself in the current weak apparel environment, Szafraniec wrote. He believes the gross margin pressures will abate in the second half and reiterates his Buy rating and $9 price target.
KSS Kohl's
$38.37

0.24 (0.63%)

08/10/17
JEFF
08/10/17
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Kohl's shares defended at Jefferies
08/10/17
GDHS
08/10/17
UPGRADE
GDHS
Hold
Kohl's upgraded to Hold from Reduce at Gordon Haskett
Gordon Haskett upgraded Kohl's to Hold saying earnings downside looks limited post today's results. The firm raised its price target for the shares to $37 from $36.
08/10/17
FBCO
08/10/17
UPGRADE
FBCO
Neutral
Kohl's upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
08/11/17
08/11/17
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Wal-Mart (WMT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens with analyst Ben Bienvenu saying that the company's multi-year investments have led to a better in-store experience, which he sees continuing to drive momentum. 2. Kohl's (KSS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse. 3. Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Kevin Barker saying the "disappointing" expense guidance has lowered expectations while Huntington should grow earnings faster than any regional bank peer in fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019. 4. Axalta Coating (AXTA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas saying the 16% pullback over the past three weeks has created an investment opportunity. 5. Perrigo (PRGO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Jami Rubin saying the quarterly results may mark the beginning of inflection towards stabilization in the Rx business. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
M Macy's
$20.50

0.21 (1.04%)

08/11/17
UBSW
08/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $21
UBSW
Neutral
Macy's Q2 better than feared, guidance hurts confidence, says UBS
UBS analyst Michael Binetti said Macy's reported Q2 results that were better than feared, but its second half guidance has damaged the confidence that its positive trends are sustainable. The analyst lowered his estimates and his price target to $21 from $23. Binetti maintained his Neutral rating on Macy's shares.
06/21/17
GDHS
06/21/17
NO CHANGE
GDHS
Nike-Amazon pact yet another department store headwind, says Gordon Haskett
Gordon Haskett analyst noted the reports of Nike (NKE) nearing a deal to sell directly on Amazon (AMZN), which he said wouldn't impact trends overnight but would represent another headwind for department stores, particularly J.C. Penney (JCP) and Kohl's (KSS), where the brand has a larger penetration than at Macy's (M) and Nordstrom (JWN). He keeps an Accumulate rating on Nordstrom, a Hold rating on Macy's and Reduce rating on both J.C. Penney and Kohl's.
06/07/17
GSCO
06/07/17
NO CHANGE
Target $25
GSCO
Neutral
Macy's price target lowered to $25 from $28 at Goldman Sachs
Goldman analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann lowerd Macy's price target to $25 from $28 to reflect weaker margin trends and operating earnings following the company's Investor Day. The analyst is encouraged by the detail around strategic initiatives and has confidence in -3-4% FY17 comp guidance range. Shares are Neutral rated.
05/12/17
COWN
05/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $29
COWN
Market Perform
Macy's financial modeling worrisome, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Oliver Chen said the rapid transformation of consumers' shopping preferences presents ongoing challenges to Macy's and other retailers. He said the company needs to reinvent promotional techniques that currently are yielding poor store traffic and higher markdowns. Chen said from a financial modeling perspective he is worried, leading him to maintain his Market Perform rating on Macy's shares and cut his price target to $29 from $44.
JWN Nordstrom
$44.64

-0.02 (-0.04%)

06/14/17
CLVD
06/14/17
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Nordstrom Q2 comps likely trending below consensus at Cleveland Research
06/09/17
06/09/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Snap (SNAP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Mark May saying a slower than expected roll-out of new platforms and channels like self-serve is slowing down the pace of monetization growth. 2. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow with analyst Alton Stump saying his checks indicate second quarter domestic franchised comparables are up 6.25%-6.75%, versus consensus of 7.4%, and recommends investors take a pause on putting new money to work given recent share strength. 3. Nordstrom (JWN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim with analyst Michael Binetti saying he does not see much further upside potential, even in a leveraged buyout scenario. The analyst believes a going private buyer could only pay $46 per share to generate a 10% internal rate of return. 4. Cantel Medical (CMD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark with analyst Raymond Myers saying that he is increasingly concerned that its comparisons become tougher in the next two quarters. 5. Endo (ENDP) downgraded to Hold following Opana ER removal from market at Stifel with analyst Annabel Samimy saying Endo's recovery "just got harder" following the FDA's request for the company to voluntarily remove Opana ER from the market. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/14/17
JPMS
07/14/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Underweight
JPMorgan keeps Underweight on Nordstrom after management meetings
JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss keeps an Underweight rating on Nordstrom (JWN) after meeting management at the company's headquarters. Management would not comment on their evaluation of strategic alternatives and the meeting was reshuffled to exclude members of the Nordstrom family while incoming CFO Anne Bramman attended but did not actively participate, Boss tells investors in a research note. The analyst views the company's EBITDA roadmap as "increasingly uncertain" with a greater emphasis on fashion to differentiate mix versus Amazon.com (AMZN) and rising costs of customer acquisition. He believes the retailer's fundamental multi-year risk profile is elevated.
SHLD Sears
$8.63

0.02 (0.23%)

07/20/17
JPMS
07/20/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
Home Depot selloff today overdone, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Christopher Horvers views the selloff today in Home Depot (HD) shares as overdone. Amazon.com's (AMZN) pact to sell Sears' (SHLD) Kenmore appliances and Sherwin-Williams' (SHW) "disappointing" paint performance is dragging the group down, Horvers tells investors in a research note. He points out that Sherwin-Williams and Valspar house paints sell through Lowe's (LOW), and not Home Depot. Further, Amazon doesn't have a white glove infrastructure for appliances, Horvers says. The analyst recommends buying Home Depot amid today's pullback.
07/21/17
RHCO
07/21/17
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Amazon.com, Sears deal doesn't impact Best Buy thesis, says SunTrust
After Best Buy (BBY) dropped following the announcement of a deal between Amazon (AMZN) and Sears (SHLD) on appliances, SunTrust analyst David Magee says the 4% decline in Best Buy's stock is "understandable." However, he says the news doesn't alter his basic thesis on Best Buy. Magee says that Best Buy has shown that it can compete effectively against Amazon in other categories, while there are several other brands of appliances besides Sears' Kenmore that have good reputations and Best Buy will have better service than Sears and Amazon. He keeps a $70 price target and a Buy rating on Best Buy.
07/20/17
JPMS
07/20/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Whirlpool pullback on Amazon-Sears team-up overdone, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Michael Rehaut said he believes the decline in Whirlpool (WHR) following news of Sears' (SHLD) deal to sell appliances via Amazon (AMZN) has been overdone. He notes Whirlpool has proven it can adapt to the changing retail environment and that if Amazon becomes a reasonably large distribution channel for appliances he'd expect the company to participate.
07/21/17
JEFF
07/21/17
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Home Depot, Lowe's, Best Buy selloff yesterday overdone, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Daniel Binder views the selloff yesterday in shares of Home Depot (HD), Lowe's (LOW) and Best Buy (BBY) on news that Sears (SLD) would sell Alexa-integrated Kenmore appliances through Amazon (AMZN) as overdone. While Amazon shouldn't be underestimated, appliance transactions are complex and Kenmore brand equity has declined, Binder tells investors in a research note. He does not believe the Sears deal is an indicator that more appliance manufacturers will sell direct via Amazon.
AMZN Amazon.com
$982.74

-0.56 (-0.06%)

08/16/17
08/16/17
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), GoDaddy (GDDY), Wix.com (WIX), Alibaba (BABA), Amazon.com (AMZN), and Priceline (PCLN) were initiated with a Buy at SunTrust, while Snap (SNAP) was initiated with a Sell, and Twitter (TWTR) and eBay (EBAY) were initiated with a Hold. 2. HD Supply (HDS) reinstated with a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 3. Shiloh Industries (SHLO) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/16/17
RHCO
08/16/17
INITIATION
RHCO
Buy
Amazon.com initiated at SunTrust
As noted earlier, SunTrust started coverage of Amazon with a $1,220 price target and a Buy rating. Analyst Youssef Squali says that the company's fundamentals are "compelling," while it has several "sustainable competitive advantages," including its "maniacal focus on the customer and its leveraging of technology innovation." The analyst says that the company is "disrupting the $10T retail industry."
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INITIATION
Target $1220
RHCO
Buy
Amazon.com initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Youssef Squali started Amazon.com with a Buy rating and $1,220 price target.
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NO CHANGE
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Overweight
Live Nation selloff on Amazon story overdone, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst David Karnovsky views the selloff yesterday in Live Nation (LYV) shares after Reuters reported that Amazon (AMZN) was looking to potentially enter the U.S. ticketing market as overdone. Amazon showing interest in the ticketing business is not a surprise, Karnovsky tells investors in a research note. Amazon Tickets "represents more headline risk than actual risk" to Ticketmaster for now, the analyst writes. He believes Amazon "will face several headwinds" to gaining share in the primary market. Karnovsky keeps an Overweight rating on Live Nation shares.

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