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Abercrombie & Fitch appoints Scott Lipesky as CFO

Abercrombie & Fitch announced the appointment of Scott Lipesky as senior vice president and CFO, effective October 2. Lipesky brings more than 20 years' experience from the retail and manufacturing sectors in financial planning & analysis, corporate finance, merchandise planning, accounting, and treasury, including nine years with Abercrombie & Fitch Co., most recently as CFO of Hollister Co.

ANF Abercrombie & Fitch
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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. FMC Corporation (FMC) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Steve Byrne double upgrading FMC following survey results that indicate ag sales are likely to increase 1-3% rather than decline 1-3%, as previously expected. 2. Owens Corning (OC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Stephen East saying he sees an "inexpensive valuation" versus peers and has increased comfort in Owens' ability to achieve or surpass this year's targets. Hurricane Harvey is a boost to the company's roofing business, but its insulation replacement "may be the bigger winner," East tells investors. 3. ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal-Weight at First Analysis with analyst Lawrence Berlin citing increased confidence in the company's ability to accelerate growth and hit its mid-teen growth targets after meeting with management. 4. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital with analyst Brian Tunick saying a return to profitability in the second half of 2017 is more likely following Q2 results that suggest that turnaround efforts are yielding results faster than anticipated. 5. Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One with analyst Joseph Gibney saying the group is exhibiting some modest "green shoots" and sees upside to Transocean on a relative basis even in a long/measured recovery and some semblance of contracting pickup. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/31/17
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Abercrombie & Fitch upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Brian Tunick upgraded Abercrombie & Fitch to Sector Perform and raised its price target to $14 from $12 saying a return to profitability in the second half of 2017 is more likely following following Q2's (1%) comp and second half outlook for flat to slightly positive comps suggest that turnaround efforts are yielding results faster than anticipated. Tunick said improvements to the business and second half tailwinds are getting harder to ignore but adds long-term EBIT margin profile is a moving target.
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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. Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush by analyst Nick Setyan, telling investors he expects shares to move higher following an expected revision in long-term growth targets in October and an update on the China joint-venture acquisition. 2. Transocean (RIG), Rowan Companies (RDC), Noble Corp (NE), Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital and Oceaneering (OII) and Frank's International (FI) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform by RBC Capital's Kurt Hallead, who said there has been an improvement in the environment for offshore drillers. The analyst said contracted rig utilization has bottomed and there have been modest improvements with idle rigs going back to work. 3. Wayfair (W) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel by analyst Scott Devitt, who said the company "has effectively addressed the key challenges" facing " a furniture, housewares, and home improvement eCommerce platform." The analyst thinks that the company's investments have created "a defensive moat" that will improve its competitive position and wide the gap between itself and competitors. 4. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi by analyst Paul Lejuez who said that the company's Q2 results showed stabilization, particularly at Hollister, and the stock's valuation has become "too attractive to ignore." 5. Beacon Roofing (BECN) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc and to Buy from Hold at Jefferies. Jefferies analyst Philip Ng said the recent pullback in shares creates a buying opportunity with its increased scale in roofing and new exposure to interior products. Ng said the Allied acquisition nearly doubles Beacon's size and reinforces its presence in roofing and diversifies into interior products, providing diversification, product growth in new areas, and new markets to pursue as a roil up story. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Abercrombie & Fitch upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Paul Lejuez upgraded Abercrombie & Fitch to Buy from Neutral, stating that the company's Q2 results showed stabilization, particularly at Hollister, and the stock's valuation has become "too attractive to ignore." He raised his price target on A&F shares to $16 from $14, contending that relevant brands such as Hollister will survive the current challenging retail environment.

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