e.l.f. Beauty removed from Analyst Focus List as short idea at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Andrea Teixeira raised her price target for e.l.f. Beauty to $11 from $9 saying the company reported "better than feared" Q3 earnings. The analyst, who keeps an Underweight rating on the name, removed the stock from her firm's Analyst Focus List as a short idea "due to the likely relief rally tomorrow" and potential Q4 beat on the "low bar." However, while she believes e.l.f. Beauty will be able to offset most of the tariff impact from sourcing its products from China with pricing and concessions, she sees limited operating leverage in 2019 and 2020 given the increased investments in marketing. Teixeira thinks the company's sales outlook remains challenging.