Fly News Breaks for March 5, 2020
Mar 5, 2020 | 08:38 EDT
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell upgraded Dollar Tree to Buy from Hold with a price target of $91, down from $93. The company's Q4 results represented the bottom as it relates to sales and margins, with Q1 potentially being the last period of operating income compression as tariff, freight, and mix pressures turn to tailwinds in the second half of the year, Trussell tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects the consolidated management team will improve merchandise assortment and reduce expenses. Further, the threat of a return of shareholder activism has aided guidance that is unlikely to be missed, says Trussell. He calls Dollar Tree a "defensive stock trading at its lows."
News For DLTR From the Last 2 Days
May 19, 2022 | 07:33 EDT
Truist analyst Scot Ciccarelli lowered the firm's price target on Dollar Tree (DLTR) to $147 from $165 but keeps a Buy rating on the shares as part of a broader research note on Retail following disappointing earnings from Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT). The analyst states that the results suggest that consumers' willingness to absorb price increases is becoming "increasingly challenged", supply chain damage has harmed demand forecasting, and the growing income bifurcation has left lower-to-middle income consumers increasingly squeezed from inflationary pressures. Ciccarelli adds that in the case of Dollar Tree, its management was already baking-in significant freight/supply chain cost increases to its FY22 outlook, though he warns that costs could exceed even this higher planned spend.