“We remain constructive on the Company’s potential to leverage brand authenticity for global growth but also remain mindful o execution risks and external factors that could challenge fundamental progress,” said Stifel analyst Jim Duffy.
Despite the downgrade, Stifel raised its price target from $60 to $66.
The downgrade does not come from a loss of relevance in the market, but is due to the struggling athletic apparel sector, whihc is seeing consolidation and a fundamental shift to direct to consumer initiatives.
Lululemon does stand to see some benefit from the recent strength in the Canadian dollar which is expected to prop up revenue and earnings in quarters two thru four.
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“Contemplative of near-term upside potential, longer term opportunities, and risks, we are challenged to justify sufficient risk adjusted valuation to support a buy rating,” said Duffy.
Shares of Lululemon were down 1.39 percent on Tuesday.
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|Jul 2017||Stifel Nicolaus||Downgrades||Buy||Hold|
|Jul 2017||Needham||Initiates Coverage On||Buy|
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