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Gap

$29.29

-0.29 (-0.98%)

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Gap put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in Gap with 8,647 puts trading, or 4x expected. Most active are 10/13 weekly 29.5 puts and Dec-17 22 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 7,200 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 8.71, while ATM IV is up over 1 point on the day. Earnings are expected on November 16th.

GPS Gap
$29.29

-0.29 (-0.98%)

09/19/17
FBCO
09/19/17
UPGRADE
Target $30
FBCO
Neutral
Gap upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Christian Buss upgraded Gap to Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $30 from $23. The analyst says his firm's brick-and-mortar real estate analysis indicates Gap is better positioned than he thought. The retailer scored 57.1% versus the group average of 50%, by scoring higher in the mall exposure and mall quality categories, Buss tells investors in a research note. He views Gap's real estate positioning as attractive.
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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. Gap (GPS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse analyst Christian Buss saying his firm's brick-and-mortar real estate analysis indicates Gap is better positioned than he thought. 2. Michael Kors (KORS) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Anna Andreeva saying the turnaround in retail is just starting, while sentiment on the shares is "extremely negative." 3. McKesson (MCK) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst Eric Coldwell calling his rating change a "tactical/trading call" following the shares' material underperformance, both year-to-date and over the last twelve months. 4. NetApp (NTAP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst Steven Milunovich saying NetApp's product position is improved with a re-write of its storage software contributing to all-flash success. 5. Knight-Swift (KNX) resumed with a Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Christian Wetherbee saying the truck market recovery appears to be accelerating in the second half of 2017, and Knight-Swift is best levered to an improving truckload 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.
09/19/17
LEHM
09/19/17
INITIATION
Target $32
LEHM
Overweight
Gap initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Chethan Mallela started Gap with an Overweight rating and $32 price target. The analyst after the close initiated coverage of the U.S. Retail Softlines sector with a Neutral industry view.
10/03/17
OPCO
10/03/17
NO CHANGE
Target $33
OPCO
Outperform
Gap price target raised to $33 from $28 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Anna Andreeva raised her price target for Gap to $33 from $28 saying that as big focus on speed and SKU rationalization is leading to greater trend-right full-price selling, management is layering in further cost-savings initiatives, with additional $500M in savings through 2020 more structural in nature. While still a lot of unknowns, the analyst thinks estimates are beatable, and valuation still inexpensive. Andreeva reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.

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