Crocs shares recommended at Goldman Goldman reiterates its Buy rating on Crocs given the positive inflection in Asia, easing sales comps, improving inventory management, conservative guidance, and valuation. Price target raised to $19.
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Crocs upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy upgraded Crocs to Overweight on expectations the shoemaker's margins will improve and sales will trend into positive territory in the second half of 2015. Murphy believes shares can trade higher despite the 16.4% year-to-date rise and upped her price target for the stock to $17 from $13.