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KORS

Michael Kors

$68.63

0.25 (0.37%)

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Lululemon

$106.18

-0.19 (-0.18%)

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Dollar Tree looks interesting, Barron's says

Next week, another 20 retailers and retail brands will report their results, a list of companies that includes Michael Kors (KORS), Lululemon Athletica (LULU), and GameStop (GME), and if this week looks anything like the last, then there should be some big moves in reaction to earnings, Ben Levisohn writes in this week's edition of Barron's. Dollar Tree (DLTR), in particular, looks interesting, and with the stock down more than 10% this year, even a little disappointment turns out to be good enough to send the shares higher, he argues. Reference Link

KORS

Michael Kors

$68.63

0.25 (0.37%)

LULU

Lululemon

$106.18

-0.19 (-0.18%)

GME

GameStop

$12.64

-0.1 (-0.78%)

DLTR

Dollar Tree

$95.23

0.59 (0.62%)

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KORS Michael Kors
$68.63

0.25 (0.37%)

04/23/18
04/23/18
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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. Michael Kors (KORS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Paul Trussell saying the company is in the "middle innings" of a turnaround and is nearing an inflection point. 2. Verizon (VZ) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Amir Rozwadowski saying the company is better positioned than the current valuation implies. 3. Under Armour (UA, UAA) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank with analyst Paul Trussell saying estimates for the first quarter and fiscal 2018 earnings are attainable, reflecting improved sell-through of new products and a commitment to cost reduction. 4. Hanesbrands (HBI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Jim Duffy noting that the Champion brand is experiencing positive momentum in the lifestyle apparel space while its acquisitions in recent years have diversified the revenue mix and improved the overall portfolio's characteristics. 5. Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James with analyst Pavel Molchanov saying Exxon's dividend yield has widened at a near-record level of 3.9% and there is a realistic chance the company will reinstate a share buyback in the near future. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/30/18
BUCK
04/30/18
INITIATION
Target $84
BUCK
Buy
Michael Kors assumed with a Buy at Buckingham
Buckingham analyst Kelly Crago assumed coverage on Michael Kors with a Buy and $84 price target saying it is poised to easily beat conservative FY19 and FY20 estimates. Crago said management efforts to elevate its product offering, clean up distribution, and grow internationally are taking hold, and the recent Jimmy Choo acquisition provides additional growth and margin expansion opportunities.
04/23/18
DBAB
04/23/18
UPGRADE
Target $86
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche Bank upgrades Michael Kors to Buy amid lower markdowns
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell upgraded Michael Kors to Buy from Hold and raised his price target for the shares to $86 from $71. The company is in the "middle innings" of a turnaround and is nearing an inflection point, Trussell tells investors in a research note. Sales quality is improving amid lower markdowns, which reflects an "accelerated pace of newness," the analyst adds. Further, he believes the acquisition of Jimmy Choo will be accretive to earnings sooner than anticipated. He sees Kors shares re-rating higher.
04/23/18
DBAB
04/23/18
UPGRADE
DBAB
Buy
Michael Kors upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
LULU Lululemon
$106.18

-0.19 (-0.18%)

05/25/18
JEFF
05/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $45
JEFF
Buy
Gap pullback a buying opportunity, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik recommends using the post-earnings pullback in shares of Gap (GPS) as a buying opportunity. The "subpar" Q1 performance was driven by margin compression as heavy markdowns plagued the Gap brand, Konik tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes capital should continue to be diverted away from Gap and Banana Republic and toward Old Navy and Athleta to maximize earnings and cash flow. He notes that Gap's total market capitalization is now $2B less than Lululemon (LULU). Konik lowered his price target for Gap to $45 from $48 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
05/22/18
STFL
05/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $97
STFL
Hold
Lululemon price target raised to $97 from $81 at Stifel
Stifel analyst Jim Duffy said the recent strength in Lululemon shares indicates investors are anticipating strong Q1 results and he expects the company to deliver in light of lapping easy compares against merchandising and ecommerce missteps in 1Q17. He also expects any upside from Q1 to be passed through to FY18 guidance and he raised his price target on the stock to $97 from $81 in advance of the report. However, Duffy maintains a Hold rating on Lululemon, citing valuation and execution risk.
05/11/18
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INITIATION

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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tyson Foods (TSN) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein. 2. Dexcom (DXCM) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 3. Riot Blockchain (RIOT) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright. 4. American Eagle (AEO) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush, while Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Express (EXPR) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush, and Lululemon (lulu) were initiated with a Neutral. 5. Lincoln National (LNC) reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/21/18
RHCO
05/21/18
NO CHANGE
Target $114
RHCO
Buy
Lululemon price target raised to $114 from $95 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Pamela Quintilliano raised her price target on Lululemon (LULU) to $114 and kept her Buy rating as part of her broader research note on Specialty Retail sector. The analyst notes that the adverse weather factors are being overlooked by investors in this market-outperforming space as macro trends appear to be benefiting the consumer. For Lululemon, Quintilliano notes that its inventory to sales ratio at the end of Q4 was among the lowest in the peer group, and that despite the stock's valuation premium of 31.7-times forward PE vs. 25-times historic average, she expects the momentum in the sales of the company's products to benefit its shares. The analyst also favors Buy-rated Chico's FAS (CHS) on its cost-cutting initiatives and operating efficiencies, as well as Urban Outfitters (URBN) based on its "impressive intra-quarter trends" and well controlled promotions. Quintilliano raises her price target on the latter to $47 from $42.
GME GameStop
$12.64

-0.1 (-0.78%)

05/22/18
FBCO
05/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $15
FBCO
Neutral
GameStop price target lowered to $15 from $20 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Seth Sigman lowered his price target for GameStop to $15 from $20 as it faces some difficult comparisons in the core business this year, continued uncertainty on the software side, and challenges in mobile. Further, the analyst notes he has yet to see clear signs that earnings can stabilize. Sigman reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.
05/11/18
BARD
05/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $18
BARD
Outperform
GameStop CEO change could push board to consider alternatives, says Baird
After GameStop announced the resignation of CEO Mike Mauler and appointment of long-time executive and executive chairman Dan DeMatteo as interim CEO, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said he does not believe the change will impact the company's strategic direction. He also thinks that another CEO transition could push the board to consider strategic alternatives, especially given that the share price is not reflecting much confidence in the current operations. Sebastian maintains an Outperform rating and $18 price target on GameStop.
05/16/18
LOOP
05/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $14
LOOP
Hold
'Nice' to see GameStop shareholder more vocal, but unclear of result, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba notes that according to CNBC, hedge fund Tiger Global Management sent a letter to GameStop's board of directors urging the company to launch a strategic review in the wake of recent senior management departures. The analyst is "not terribly surprised" to see one of GameStop's shareholders become more vocal given the recent underperformance and senior management turnover. While he is unclear whether there would be any takers for the struggling Technology Brands and views Gamestop's International operations as a core business, Chukumba believes many of Tiger Global's demands make sense. Nonetheless, the analyst is not confident Tiger Global's letter will result in significant shareholder value creation given the fact the fund has a relatively small position in GameStop. He reiterates a Hold rating and $14 price target on the shares.
05/22/18
LOOP
05/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $14
LOOP
Hold
GameStop LBO at 'sizable premium' would see attractive return, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba says that after years of underperformance, Gamestop now trades at "by far the lowest valuation multiple" in his entire coverage universe. Given that shareholders have become "more vocal", the analyst notes that a potential leveraged buyout at $19 per share could be a "feasible alternative" that could generate attractive returns, though he also adds that the absence of a "clearly defined exit strategy" make the prospects of such deal questionable. Chukumba keeps his Hold rating and $14 price target on Gamestop.
DLTR Dollar Tree
$95.23

0.59 (0.62%)

05/18/18
WELS
05/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $112
WELS
Outperform
Dollar Tree strategy change could drive 'meaningful' upside, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Edward Kelly believes Dollar Tree has "significant opportunity to unlock value" by expanding price points beyond one dollar. He sees three reasons this catalyst could arrive sooner than expected, including rising freight and wage costs, potential trade issues, and his belief that the "moment of truth is here" for Family Dollar. The stock could see "meaningful appreciation" from a change in price strategy at Dollar Tree, Kelly tells investors in a research note. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on the shares with a $112 price target.
05/16/18
CLVD
05/16/18
DOWNGRADE
CLVD
Neutral
Dollar Tree downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Cleveland Research
05/10/18
MOFT
05/10/18
DOWNGRADE
MOFT
Neutral
Dollar Tree downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MoffettNathanson (pre-open)
04/18/18
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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. eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Brian Nowak saying he expects the company to start pulling away from PayPal (PYPL) and intermediating its own payments in 2018, with a planned full transition in mid-2020. 2. First Solar (FSLR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith saying recent data is increasingly positive with unabated year-over-year Chinese solar demand, domestic safe harbor datapoints firming with a potential release in a couple months, firming domestic pricing, less likely import tariff exemptions, and a constructive cost trajectory for Series 65. 3. Dollar Tree (DLTR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst Anthony Chukumba saying while Dollar Tree's fiscal 2018 earnings guidance came up short of consensus expectations, management is correctly prioritizing long-term competitiveness over higher short-term profitability. 4. M&T Bank (MTB) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Baird with analyst David George citing its recent pullback as the shares have been hit hard and his belief this high quality bank should retain its premium valuation. 5. Pinnacle Financial (PNFP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Hovde Group and Fig Partners. 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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