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GPS

Gap

$26.38

3.6 (15.80%)

, DFT

DuPont Fabros

$39.79

1.77 (4.66%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades

Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Gap (GPS) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank with analyst Paul Trussell saying the company's near-to medium-term setup is more favorable amid easing compares over the next few months and an improved apparel backdrop. 2. DuPont Fabros (DFT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Matthew Heinz saying the company's current valuation reflects an expectation for weaker Q3 leasing activity. 3. Ralph Lauren (RL) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman with analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann saying CEO Stefan Larsson's turnaround is firmly in place. 4. Restoration Hardware (RH) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham with the firm's analyst believing $1.60-$1.80 fiscal 2016 earnings are achievable, reducing the risk of further downward earnings revisions. 5. Vivint Solar (VSLR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman with analyst Brian Lee saying the company is "moving on the path toward recovery." This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

GPS

Gap

$26.38

3.6 (15.80%)

DFT

DuPont Fabros

$39.79

1.77 (4.66%)

RL

Ralph Lauren

$103.67

2.26 (2.23%)

RH

RH

$34.62

0.41 (1.20%)

VSLR

Vivint Solar

$3.25

0.07 (2.20%)

  • 27

    Oct

GPS Gap
$26.38

3.6 (15.80%)

10/07/16
UBSW
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $16
UBSW
Sell
Gap distribution center fire impact not done being felt, says UBS
UBS analyst Michael Binetti noted Gap's distribution center fire in August had a significant impact on September sales and that the company estimates that the fire will be a 3 point drag to October same-store sales as well. Additionally, Binetti said Florida, Georgia and South Carolina account for 10% of the company's North America store count and that Gap will close some stores amid this weekend's hurricane, further impacting October sales. The company mentioned that merchant margins were higher than expected which should offset any negative earnings impact, however. The analyst is cautious of the company's ability to pull back on promotions to drive a comp inflection and reiterated his Sell rating and $16 price target on Gap shares.
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JEFF
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $32
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies sees 'sizable upside potential' in Gap shares
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik raises his price target for Gap shares to $32 from $30 following the retailer's September results. Trends are Old Navy are accelerating while a bottom setting in at The Gap, Konik tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees an "asymmetric risk/reward" for shares with downside "fairly limited" and "sizable upside potential." He sees easy comparisons as a near-term catalyst and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
10/07/16
DBAB
10/07/16
UPGRADE
Target $24
DBAB
Hold
Gap upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell upgraded Gap to Hold saying the company's near- to medium-term setup is more favorable amid easing compares over the next few months and an improved apparel backdrop. Trussell raised his price target for the shares to $24 from $18.
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MSCO
08/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $21
MSCO
Underweight
Gap valuation stretched adn upside limited, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Kimberly Greenberger said Gap's valuation appears stretched and upside is limited. The analyst said even the most bullish expectations for $2.25-$2.30 in 2017 implies zero earnings growth since 2012, with less scope for cuts in marketing expense, wage inflation, and other SG&A inflation. Greenberger has an Underweight rating on Gap and a $21 price target on shares.
DFT DuPont Fabros
$39.79

1.77 (4.66%)

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STFL
10/06/16
UPGRADE
STFL
Buy
DuPont Fabros upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
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COWN
07/29/16
NO CHANGE
Target $53
COWN
Outperform
DuPont Fabros price target raised to $53 from $43 at Cowen
Cowen raised its price target on DuPont Fabros to $53 from $43 following good Q2 results. The firm cited raised guidance along with the stock's low multiple and high dividend. Cowen reiterated its Outperform rating on DuPont Fabros shares.
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RAJA
09/14/16
UPGRADE
Target $47
RAJA
Outperform
DuPont Fabros upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan assumed coverage on DuPont Fabros and upgraded shares to Outperform from Market Perform and established a $47 price target. Louthan said Dupont is benefiting from hyperscale demand and believes new management is actively pursuing larger hyperscale deals, and as other providers shift away from the wholesale model it is creating a scarcity value for its product. The analyst said shares trade at a discount to peers and believes as investors become more comfortable with its improved role in the marketplace and its potential for further growth, multiple expansion will follow.
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STFL
10/07/16
UPGRADE
STFL
Buy
DuPont Fabros upgraded on valuation at Stifel
As noted earlier, Stifel upgraded DuPont Fabros to Buy from Hold. Analyst Matthew Heinz says that the company's current valuation reflects an expectation for weaker Q3 leasing activity. Heinz, however, expects the company to achieve record signings in 2016. Target to $43 from $45.
RL Ralph Lauren
$103.67

2.26 (2.23%)

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GUGG
09/30/16
INITIATION
GUGG
Neutral
Ralph Lauren initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim
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LYON
09/28/16
INITIATION
LYON
Buy
Ralph Lauren initiated with a Buy at CLSA
CLSA analyst Rick Patel initiated Ralph Lauren with a Buy rating and a $125 price target.
10/07/16
GSCO
10/07/16
UPGRADE
GSCO
Conviction Buy
Ralph Lauren upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
Goldman analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann added Ralph Lauren to the Conviction Buy List saying CEO Stefan Larsson's turnaround is firmly in place. Drucker expects a major inventory drawdown over the next 4 quarters, a major push ot upgrade operating capabilities, and cost savings from restructuring activities. The analyst has a $120 price target on Ralph Lauren shares.
08/11/16
STPT
08/11/16
DOWNGRADE
STPT
Hold
Ralph Lauren downgraded to Hold from Buy at Standpoint Research
RH RH
$34.62

0.41 (1.20%)

10/07/16
BUCK
10/07/16
UPGRADE
Target $34
BUCK
Neutral
Restoration Hardware upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham
Buckingham upgraded Restoration Hardware to Neutral and raised its price target to $34 from $30. The firm's analyst believes $1.60-$1.80 FY16 earnings are achievable, reducing the risk of further downward earnings revisions.
09/09/16
DBAB
09/09/16
NO CHANGE
Target $40
DBAB
Hold
Restoration Hardware Q2 upside driven by pull forward, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Adam Sindler attributes Restoration Hardware's upside in Q2 to pull forward from Q3. The pull forward of sales into Q2 from Q3 is primarily related to outdoor furniture, Sindler tells investors in a research note. He points out the company reiterated its annual guidance despite the upside in Q2. Nonetheless, the analyst believes Restoration's trends are stabilizing and he upped his price target for the shares to $40 from $28. Sindler reiterates a Hold rating on the name. The stock is up 11% to $39.00 in pre-market trading.
09/29/16
OPCO
09/29/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Restoration Hardware rally a selling opportunity, says Oppenheimer
09/09/16
GSCO
09/09/16
NO CHANGE
Target $45
GSCO
Conviction Buy
Restoration Hardware price target raised to $45 from $40 at Goldman
Goldman analyst Matthew Fassler raised Restoration Hardware's price target to $45 from $40 and increased its FY17 earnings estimate to $2.48 from $2.42 and FY18 to $2.88 from $2.78 following the Q2 beat and maintained his Conviction Buy rating.
VSLR Vivint Solar
$3.25

0.07 (2.20%)

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GSCO
10/06/16
UPGRADE
GSCO
Neutral
Vivint Solar upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
Goldman analyst Brian Lee upgraded Vivint to Neutral from Sell with a $3.50 price target, saying the company is "moving on the path toward recovery."
10/06/16
GSCO
10/06/16
UPGRADE
GSCO
Neutral
Vivint Solar upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
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JMPS
09/08/16
INITIATION
Target $9
JMPS
Outperform
Vivint Solar initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Joseph Osha initiated Vivint Solar with an Outperform and $9 price target.
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