Deckers Outdoor upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies Jefferies upgraded Deckers Outdoor to Buy following the company's Q1 results citing greater conviction in margin expansion potential and new product launches. The firm views the risk/reward on shares as compelling and raised its price target for the stock to $130 from $78. Shares of Deckers rallied 6% to $90.00 following the company's earnings report.
Deckers Outdoor recent pullback overdone, says Citigroup Citigroup views the 18% pullback in shares of Deckers Outdoor since mid-December as overdone. Citi continues to believe UGG is better positioned versus fashion footwear peers. It lowered its price target for shares to $95 from $105 to reflect reduced multiples in the space as well as currency headwinds. Citi keeps a Buy rating on Deckers.
Deckers Outdoor appoints David Lafitte as COO Deckers Brands announced the appointment of David Lafitte to COO, effective February 2. Lafitte previously served as the company's general counsel. He replaces Zohar Ziv, who retired from the company on January 16.