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LB

L Brands

$31.63

-1.1 (-3.36%)

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12:10

Bullish longer-term option play in L Brands ahead of earnings next week

Bullish longer-term option play in L Brands ahead of earnings next week. The stock off $1.09 to $31.63 amid broader losses in the retailers and 3K Jan2020 37.5 - 50 call spreads bought for $2.10. Both legs open and the position reaps a max payout if shares trade north of $50 through early-2020, or a 58% advance from current levels. December 2017 52-week high is $62.95. Earnings 8/22.

  • 23

    Aug

LB L Brands
$31.63

-1.1 (-3.36%)

08/10/18
WEDB
08/10/18
INITIATION
Target $33
WEDB
Neutral
L Brands initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Jen Redding initiated shares of L Brands with a Neutral rating and $33 price target, telling investors that she views L Brands as a compelling story and that its management team is focused on "the right key initiatives" to drive meaningful multi-year runway ahead. She says she is initiating on the sidelines, however, due to mixed performance with strength at Bath and Body Works offset by increased competitive pressures dragging on Victoria's Secret.
08/09/18
LOOP
08/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $27
LOOP
Sell
Loop Capital keeps Sell rating on L Brands after July update
Loop Capital analyst Laura Champine said L Brands' flat same-store sales growth missed consensus estimates in July and did so with weaker merchandise margins. She also noted that Victoria's Secret reported a 4% same-store sales decline despite heavy promotions. The analyst, who is concerned that Victoria's Secret's marketing, size limits, price range, and aesthetics are out of touch with changing consumer preferences, keeps a Sell rating and $27 price target on L Brands shares.
07/25/18
JEFF
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $23
JEFF
Underperform
L Brands bondholders 'slowly waking up to the reality,' says Jefferies
The credit default swaps of L Brands (LB) are rising since late May as new data points "have confirmed" the company's "monopoly is under assault," Jefferies analyst Randal Konik tells investors in a research note. Bondholders are "slowly waking up to the reality" that Victoria's Secret is "broken," PINK is "breaking," and Bed Bath & Beyond is "peaking," Konik adds. He believes rising CDS and falling bond prices indicate L Brands' debt "may lose its reputation as a complacent long." The analyst continues to believe American Eagle's (AEO) Aerie's market share gains have been a key driver of PINK's deterioration. He reiterates an Underperform rating on L Brands with a $23 price target.
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JEFF
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $33
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies sees Aerie hitting $2B-$3B in sales, ups American Eagle target
American Eagle's (AEO) Aerie has the potential to be a greater than $1.5B brand over the next few years and research $2B-$3B in revenue over the long term, Jefferies analyst Janine Stichter tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees Aerie reaching 30% of American Eagle revenue in the next few years and 40% longer term. This will help drive American Eagle shares higher while adding pressure to L Brands (LB), Stichter contends. She believes recent American Eagle management commentary suggests increasing confidence in the Aerie concept. The analyst raised her price target for the shares to $33 from $30 and reiterates a Buy rating on the name.

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