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VF Corp. to sell Reef brand to The Rockport Group, terms not disclosed

VF Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Reef brand to The Rockport Group of Newton, Massachusetts. A leading maker of casual and dress shoes, Rockport is a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Reef will operate as an independent global brand under The Rockport Group, and will maintain its Carlsbad, California, headquarters. The transaction, which is expected to close in October 2018, is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals for a closing to occur. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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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. Corning (GLW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Asiya Merchant saying the shares are "poised to continue to grind higher" in the next 12-18 months as investors appreciate the company's "multiple vectors" for revenue growth, diversification and margin expansion. 2. Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) was upgraded to Outperform at Wells Fargo and to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna. 3. VF Corp. (VFC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen with analyst John Kernan saying VF's disclosure of a 23% operating margin for Vans implies that the brand alone could generate $1B-plus in free cash flow by fiscal 2022. 4. Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Sean Meakim saying Helmerich exceeded his expectations in adapting to the upgrade cycle. 5. Parker-Hannifin (PH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham. 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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Cowen upgrades VF Corp. to Outperform on upside potential of Vans brand
Cowen analyst John Kernan upgraded VF Corp. to Outperform from Market Perform and raised his price target for the shares to $106 from $96. VF's disclosure of a 23% operating margin for Vans implies that the brand alone could generate $1B-plus in free cash flow by fiscal 2022, Kernan tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes the mix shift to Vans creates faster earnings growth for VF Corp., supporting a premium multiple of 25 times for the remaining company. Kernan's new sum-of-the-parts analysis suggests upside for VF shares.
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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.

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