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DKS

Dick's Sporting

$35.12

-1.27 (-3.49%)

, UA

Under Armour

$19.02

-0.28 (-1.45%)

12:55
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Dick's Sporting falls after reporting Q2 results, Under Armour sales decline

Dick's Sporting (DKS) is dropping after reporting second quarter earnings and noting "continued significant declines in Under Armour (UA, UAA) sales". EARNINGS: On Wednesday, Dick's Sporting reported Q2 earnings per share of $1.20 on revenue of $2.18B, which compared to analyst estimates of $1.06 and $2.24B, respectively. In addition, the company said adjusted for the calendar shift due to the 53rd week in 2017, consolidated same store sales decreased 4% on a 13-week to 13-week comparable basis. Based on an unshifted calendar, consolidated same store sales for Q2 decreased 1.9%. GUIDANCE: Dick's Sporting also raised its fiscal year 2018 EPS view to $3.02-$3.20 from $2.92-$3.12, which compared to analyst estimates of $3.09. The company expects consolidated same store sales to decline 3% to 4% on a 52-week to 52-week comparative basis. CEO COMMENTS: "As we continue to focus on driving profitable sales, we are very pleased with our strong gross margin improvement. An improved product cycle, fewer promotions, and a favorable product mix contributed to the overall strength in our merchandise margin," said CEO Edward Stack, in the earnings release. "We delivered double digit growth in eCommerce, private brands, and athletic apparel excluding Under Armour, however, as expected, sales were impacted by the strategic decisions we made regarding the slow growth, low margin hunt and electronics businesses, which accounted for nearly half of our comp decline. In addition, we experienced continued significant declines in Under Armour sales as a result of their decision to expand distribution. We are very confident our sales trajectory will improve next year as these headwinds are expected to subside." On the company's Q2 conference call Stack added, "We remain pleased with the improved product we're seeing from many of our key partners and private brands, and are optimistic about the pipeline as we look to the second half of the year and into 2019.We also continue to be enthusiastic about the product improvements we're seeing from Under Armour, particularly the innovation they're delivering with the hover shoe as well as foundational core products such as cold gear and compression." Additionally, Stack confirmed in the question and answer session that Under Armour accounted for 300 basis points of comp decline in Q2. He said while the Under Armour business has been "difficult", the company is looking at ways to grow it going forward and the company is "pretty excited" about what it can do with Under Armour as it moves into 2019. Stack said the company is excited about Under Armour's pipeline he thinks the "headwind is going to subside in the first quarter." ANALYST VIEW: Baird analyst Jonathan Komp noted that while Dick's Sporting Goods called out continued sales challenges for Under Armour, he believes current sporting goods disruption for the company is already reflected in its 2018 earnings guidance and "thus largely are a non-event". In addition, the analyst believes that other mid-tier channels have continued to show strong sales performance, pointing out that Kohl's (KSS) saw Under Armour accelerate in Q2. In addition, he said he was encouraged by Dick Sporting's positive commentary about Under Armour's pipeline in 2019. Komp, who views the selloff on Dick's comments a "compelling buying opportunity," keeps an Outperform rating and $27 price target on Under Armour Class A shares. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Dick's Sporting fell 3.3% to $35.18, while Under Armour was down roughly 1% to $20.76.

DKS

Dick's Sporting

$35.12

-1.27 (-3.49%)

UA

Under Armour

$19.02

-0.28 (-1.45%)

UAA

Under Armour

$20.74

-0.2 (-0.96%)

KSS

Kohl's

$77.66

-1.21 (-1.53%)

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DKS Dick's Sporting
$35.12

-1.27 (-3.49%)

08/29/18
BARD
08/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $27
BARD
Outperform
Under Armour selloff on Dick's 'head fake' a buying opportunity, says Baird
Baird analyst Jonathan Komp noted that while Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) reported its own "disappointing" earnings, the company called out continued sales challenges for Under Armour (UAA), which it attributed to expanded distribution. He believes current sporting goods disruption for Under Armour is already reflected in the company's 2018 earnings guidance and also believes other mid-tier channels have continued to show strong sales performance, pointing out that Kohl's (KSS) saw Under Armour accelerate in Q2. Komp, who views the selloff on Dick's comments a "compelling buying opportunity," keeps an Outperform rating and $27 price target on Under Armour Class A shares.
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SUSQ
08/20/18
NO CHANGE
SUSQ
Positive
Nervousness not necessary ahead of footwear retailers' results, says Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Sam Poser noted investors are very nervous regarding earnings of footwear retailers, but he sees little to no reason for such nervousness. The analyst believes Dick's Sporting (DKS), Foot Locker (FL), and Hibbett Sports (HIBB) are well positioned heading into earnings. The analyst said product assortment is improving, inventory levels are as clean as they have been in years, and based on forward weeks of supply, all three are at historic lows. Poser believes the combination of better product and clean inventory will provide a revenue and margin tailwind in Q2 and beyond. Poser has a Positive rating on Dick's Sporting, Foot Locker, and Hibbett Sports shares.
08/15/18
OTRG
08/15/18
UPGRADE
OTRG
Positive
Dick's Sporting upgraded to Positive following checks at OTR Global
OTR Global upgraded Dick's Sporting to Positive from Mixed following checks that indicate Q2 sales were aided by favorable weather, increased customer interest in branded products, and price-matching programs.
08/29/18
WELS
08/29/18
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Dick's Sporting earnings pullback as a buying opportunity, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Ike Boruchow recommends using today's post-earnings weakness in shares of Dick's Sporting Goods as a buying opportunity. Despite missing Q2 comp expectations, merchandise margin improved 140 basis points year-over-year and gross profit dollars came in about $10M above consensus, Boruchow tells investors in a research note. The analyst is encouraged by Dick's investments to drive productivity improvements in both stores and e-commerce. He sees lots of room for multiple expansion and upside to estimates and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
UA Under Armour
$19.02

-0.28 (-1.45%)

08/07/18
BARD
08/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $27
BARD
Outperform
Under Armour designated as Fresh Pick at Baird
Baird analyst Jonathan Komp designated Under Armour shares as a Fresh Pick citing its recent pullback and stabilizing fundamentals, both which he sees supporting a good second half setup. Komp reiterated his Outperform rating and $27 price target on Under Armour shares.
08/16/18
ARGS
08/16/18
UPGRADE
Target $150
ARGS
Buy
Lululemon upgraded to Buy at Argus on international growth opportunity
As reported earlier, Argus analyst John Staszak upgraded Lululemon (LULU) to Buy from Hold with a price target of $150 while also raising his FY19 EPS outlook to $3.40 from $3.21. The analyst cites the company's Q1 earnings beat and expectations of improved comps in Q2, along with its "substantial" growth opportunities to expand its brand overseas and particularly in China. Staszak contends that Lululemon's growth prospects are "among the best in the apparel sector", with transition to higher margin e-commerce sales expanding its operating margins in the coming several years. The analyst further notes that his implied price target valuation multiple of 44-times forward earnings is within the multiple range of companies like Nike (NKE), Under Armour (UA), and VF Corp (VFC) and justified by its rapid e-commerce adoption and strong overall growth.
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NO CHANGE

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Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. ARGUS SAYS BUY LULULEMON: Argus analyst John Staszak upgraded Lululemon (LULU) to Buy from Hold with a price target of $150, citing the company's Q1 earnings beat and expectations of improved comps in Q2, along with its "substantial" growth opportunities to expand its brand overseas and particularly in China. Staszak contends that Lululemon's growth prospects are "among the best in the apparel sector," with a transition to higher margin e-commerce sales seen expanding its operating margins in the coming several years. The analyst further notes that his implied price target valuation multiple of 44-times forward earnings is within the multiple range of companies like Nike (NKE), Under Armour (UA), and VF Corp. (VFC) and justified by its rapid e-commerce adoption and strong overall growth. KIMBERLY-CLARK RAISED AFTER PRICE HIKES: JPMorgan analyst Andrea Teixeira upgraded shares of Kimberly-Clark (KMB) to Neutral from Underweight and raised her price target to $114 from $90 following yesterday's announcement that the company will increase prices or reduce package counts on key products in North America. The analyst notes that while it remains to be seen if the price increases will "actually hold" given the intensely competitive U.S. market, she believes investors will give Kimberly-Clark shares the benefit of the doubt. Additionally, she tells investors that Procter & Gamble's (PG) commentary that it plans to raise prices on some of its premium paper products and diapers is "supportive" of Kimberly-Clark's ability to pass on higher prices. COTY CUT TWO NOTCHES AT MERRILL: BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Olivia Tong double downgraded Coty to Underperform from Buy and cut its price target to $10 from $16. Tong said Coty is now more exposed to the mass beauty market following its merger with 41 brands from PG Beauty and is seeing disruption from smaller, niche brands and newer distribution channels. ACTIVISION PULLBACK SEEN AS OPPORTUNITY: Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea said he views China having frozen mobile game approvals as a temporary problem and "mostly a non-issue" as only the monetization approval process has been frozen, not the content approval process, and he notes administrators are already implementing a fast-track approval process to alleviate the problem. Activision Blizzard (ATVI) has a pipeline of new mobile games coming that he would still expect to launch in China over time and O'Shea sees the 15% pullback in the game maker's shares in the last month as a buying opportunity, he tells investors. He maintains a Buy rating and $90 price target on Activision shares.
UAA Under Armour
$20.74

-0.2 (-0.96%)

08/01/18
MSCO
08/01/18
INITIATION
Target $20
MSCO
Equal Weight
Under Armour initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Lauren Cassel initiated Under Armour with an Equal Weight and $20 price target citing rich valuation.
KSS Kohl's
$77.66

-1.21 (-1.53%)

08/23/18
MSCO
08/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $51
MSCO
Underweight
Kohl's price target raised to $51 from $45 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Kimberly Greenberger maintained an Underweight rating on Kohl's but raised her price target to $51 from $45 following the company's Q2 earnings report, telling investors in a research note that Kohl's delivered an "excellent" 12 EPS beat, and its "clean" inventory bodes well for gross margin going forward. However, Greenberger wonders whether management set the comp bar too high for the second half of the year and is concerned about the lack of traffic growth driving the comp.
08/22/18
MKMP
08/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $81
MKMP
Neutral
Kohl's price target raised to $81 from $63 at MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Patrick McKeever raised his price target on Kohl's to $81 after a "very good" Q2, saying its comps were modestly better than expected and gross margins were strong as the company maintained a "lean inventory" in the quarter. While acknowledging that he missed the stock's 45% year-to-date run, McKeever adds that he remains concerned about Kohl's store traffic which he estimates to be negative. The analyst also anticipates comps to slow in the second half of the year against more difficult compares, keeping his Neutral rating on Kohl's.
08/22/18
RBCM
08/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $82
RBCM
Sector Perform
Kohl's price target raised to $82 from $69 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Brian Tunick raised his price target on Kohl's to $82 after its "robust" Q2 results and "strong" comps thanks to the company's product and marketing initiatives along with a gross margin recovery coming from its "tight inventory management". The analyst states that he is more confident in Kohl's ongoing sales improvements and favorable macro environment combining to achieve an upside to the company's guidance. Tunick also keeps a Sector Perform rating on the shares, noting that the growing "secular pressures make a more meaningful comp recovery unlikely".

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