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TGT

Target

$116.76

-8.47 (-6.76%)

, WMT

Walmart

$115.56

-0.61 (-0.53%)

10:58
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Target holiday miss has limited read-through to Walmart and Costco, says Stifel

After Target (TGT) reported November/December comparable store sales growth of 1.4% and lowered its Q4 sales guidance, Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan said he views the result as disappointing, especially given that Target has beaten comp expectations in recent quarters. The analyst, who noted that the company blamed the comp miss on softer than expected sales in holiday categories such as electronics, toys, and parts of its home assortment, believes there is limited read-through for broadline retailers Walmart (WMT) and Costco (COST), which get insulation from their grocery sales. He also noted that Costco has already reported a strong November/December comp increase of 6.6%, which he reads as a sign of strong share gains in light of Target's report. Astrachan, who expects Target shares to underperform following the report, has a Hold rating and $130 price target on the stock.

TGT

Target

$116.76

-8.47 (-6.76%)

WMT

Walmart

$115.56

-0.61 (-0.53%)

COST

Costco

$300.65

0.9 (0.30%)

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TGT Target
$116.76

-8.47 (-6.76%)

01/10/20
CLVD
01/10/20
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Target Q4 'appeared to finish strong,' says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research analyst Scott Bender said he continues to see upside to consensus comp expectations for Target as his checks indicate that the company seemed to outperform channel expectations and gain share in key holiday categories. The analyst, whose unchanged comp growth and EPS estimates for Target are both above consensus, has a Neutral rating on the shares.
01/08/20
GDHS
01/08/20
NO CHANGE
GDHS
Gordon Haskett shakes up 'Shades of Grey' portfolio with downgrades, upgrade
Gordon Haskett analysts Chuck Grom, John Parke, and Garrett Greenblatt have updated the firm's 'Shades of Grey' portfolio by downgrading four stocks -- Dollar Tree (DLTR) to Reduce from Accumulate, Five Below (FIVE) to Accumulate from Buy, BJ's (BJ) to Hold from Buy, and Tractor Supply (TSCO) to Accumulate from Buy -- and upgrading one stock -- Nordstrom (JWN) to Accumulate from Hold. They also called Dollar General (DG), Target (TGT), and Walmart (WMT) their top ideas. The analysts said the recalibrations were made "very cautiously" and receommended leaning into the new year slowly until more data is released and we have a better grasp on the Q4 and holiday results, 2020 guidance, and overall positioning. The analysts added that they are "sticking to [their] playbook, which is rooted in identifying companies in good retail verticals with strong company-specific comp/GPM drivers to support profitable market share gains."
01/15/20
BARD
01/15/20
NO CHANGE
Target $140
BARD
Outperform
Baird inclined to buy Target weakness as earnings view remains intact
Baird analyst Peter Benedict noted Target said holiday comps were below expectations, but the Q4 earnings outlook remains intact. He said the holiday softness was due to softer sales in key seasonal categories and believes the compressed holiday season likely played a role. He is maintaining his estimates and views the weakness as an attractive entry point. Benedict maintained his Outperform rating and $140 price target on Target shares.
12/12/19
CLVD
12/12/19
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Neutral
Target Q4 comps tracking ahead of guidance, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research analyst Scott Bender's research indicates Target's comps in Q4 are on pace to exceed both the company's guidance and consensus estimates. Holiday sales to date are trending well despite the Thanksgiving timing shift, and most in the channel expect a strong final two weeks before Christmas, Bender tells investors in a research note. The analyst, despite seeing upside to Q4 earnings estimates, keeps a Neutral rating on Target shares.
WMT Walmart
$115.56

-0.61 (-0.53%)

12/31/19
MSCO
12/31/19
NO CHANGE
Target $130
MSCO
Overweight
Walmart price target raised to $130 from $125 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman raised his price target on Walmart shares to $130 from $125, explaining that $3 of the increase is related to higher U.S. brick & mortar EBITDA estimates, $1 is related to lower corporate expenses, $2 is due to other items like net debt and share count and $1 was deducted to account for lower Sam's Club EBITDA. He maintains an Overweight rating on Walmart shares.
01/10/20
CLVD
01/10/20
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Neutral
Cleveland Research lowers Walmart Q4 U.S. comp estimate
Cleveland Research analyst Scott Bender lowered his Q4 U.S. comp growth estimate for Walmart to 2.7% from 2.9%, which he notes is closer to the consensus call for 2.6% growth. His checks suggests overall holiday sales came in a bit softer than he previously expected, noted Bender, who has a Neutral rating on Walmart shares.
12/12/19
EVER
12/12/19
NO CHANGE
EVER
Outperform
Home Depot looks like its 'next' to break out to upside, says Evercore
Evercore ISI analyst Greg Melich noted that Home Depot (HD) reset both sales and margin expectations for 2020 at its analyst day and he believes consensus estimates are likely to come down 3%-5% for 2020 following the event. However, the strength seen in the firm's Home Improvement Lead Indicator leads him to believe Home Depot's sales are likely to accelerate next year and its 3.5%-4% comp sales growth guidance could prove conservative. Walmart (WMT) and Costco (COST) shares have "broken out on upside valuation" based on their high returns, traffic growth, and share gains and "Home Depot looks like the next one to us," concluded Melich, who keeps an Outperform rating on Home Depot shares.
COST Costco
$300.65

0.9 (0.30%)

12/13/19
RBCM
12/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $334
RBCM
Outperform
Costco price target raised to $334 from $329 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Scot Ciccarelli raised his price target on Costco to $334 and kept his Outperform rating after its "solid" Q1 comps and better than expected gross margins, even as its SG&A costs remained "elevated" amid continued investment in IT and vertical integration capabilities. The analyst calls the stock the "ultimate rinse and repeat model" as the company continues growing its sales base and scale while extending its competitive moat.
11/29/19
RAJA
11/29/19
NO CHANGE
RAJA
Holiday shopping season appears to have started out strong, says Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Matthew McClintock said his checks on Thursday evening indicate that physical store traffic was strong at both Best Buy (BBY) and Target (TGT), which he thinks "should be viewed as even more impressive than initial indications that e-commerce sales have been stronger than expected." He also noted that some retailers had such strong e-commerce traffic that website performance suffered, listing Facebook (FB), Nordstrom (JWN) and Costco (COST) as some examples. The Fly notes that the S&P Retail Index SPDR (XRT) may react today to headlines regarding checks on retail spending on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
11/07/19
NOMU
11/07/19
INITIATION
Target $300
NOMU
Neutral
Costco initiated with a Neutral at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Michael Baker initiated coverage of Costco with a Neutral rating and $300 price target. The analyst says the company is "one of the highest quality" retailers worldwide with market-share-gaining comps as well as a "stable recurring" income stream from its membership fees. Baker warns however that shares trade at "top-end valuation and sees some "subtle" signs of peaking trends.

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