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UPDATE: Wedbush Upgrades Urban Outfitters to Outperform on Multiple Positive Factors

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In a report published Tuesday, Wedbush analyst Betty Chen upgraded the rating on Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) from Neutral to Outperform, and raised the price target from $42.00 to $52.00.

In the report, Wedbush noted, “We are upgrading shares to OUTPERFORM from NEUTRAL given (1) on-trend merchandise, (2) solid inventory control, (3) stellar online/mobile penetration, (4) compelling growth from existing brands and potential acquisitions. Despite a choppy retail landscape, URBN posted sequential comp gains at Anthro and FP, along with lower markdowns and higher full-priced sell-throughs. With trend-right merchandise, we believe management's plans for ‘at least 50 bps in gross margin gain in H2' appears conservative.”

Urban Outfitters closed on Monday at $39.92.

Latest Ratings for URBN

DateFirmActionFromTo
Apr 2016Deutsche BankInitiates Coverage onHold
Apr 2016Goldman SachsMaintainsBuy
Mar 2016JP MorganMaintainsNeutral

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