Analyst action: Pinnacle, Genesco

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research have hiked their rating on shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners. They now rate the Nashville-based bank holding company a 'buy' instead of a 'hold' and see the shares climbing to $59 in the coming quarters. Pinnacle (Ticker: PNFP) ended last week at $53.10.

At Macquarie, Laurent Vasilescu and Stephanie Wakeham have begun covering shares of apparel retailer Genesco with a 'neutral' rating that balances the strong performance at the company's Journeys brand with the struggles of its Lids concept. Their target for Genesco (Ticker: GCO) is $69, about 10 percent higher than where the stock finished Friday's session.

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Piper Jaffray analyst says 'wait and see' on Genesco, trims target

Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy weighed in this week with some thoughts on Genesco's recent disappointing earnings report and the outlook for the retailer's shares. She says investors will need to be patient for a while and that this year's holiday shopping season will provide an important read on how Genesco CEO Bob Dennis and his team have done cleaning up the inventory at their Lids division. Without a near-term catalyst, Murphy has trimmed his EPS forecast and lowered her price target for Genesco to $67 from $69. The stock (Ticker: GCO) is changing hands this morning at $67.16.

Jun 12, 2015 10:14 AM

Women's clothing boutique plans Brentwood store

A Charleston-based upscale women's apparel and footwear boutique plans to soon open its first store in Tennessee in the CityPark development on Franklin Road in Brentwood. Copper Penny will take up space in Building E of CityPark's 40,000-square-foot retail section, sitting close to the Hilton Garden Inn being built adjacent to the Mooreland historic home. The CityPark site will be the ninth location for Copper Penny, which first opened its doors about 25 years ago.

 

Jun 12, 2015 7:34 AM

Nisolo acquires Red Earth

Nashville-based social enterprise fashion company Nisolo has acquired has Red Earth, a fellow local entity, for an undisclosed sum, Nashville Business Journal reports.

Nisolo is recognized for its handmade leather shoes, chukka boots, belts and bags, while Red Earth partners with Kenyan jewelry artisans. With the deal’s structuring, Red Earth’s e-commerce site will remain operational through year’s end, according to NBJ.

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Jun 11, 2015 6:53 AM

Analyst action: Genesco, Dollar General

Analyst Taposh Bari at Goldman Sachs has cut his rating on shares of Nashville-based Genesco to 'sell from 'neutral' after the company reported its first-quarter numbers. He sees the stock (Ticker: GCO), which was up about 1 percent to $67.33 Thursday afternoon, falling to $57 in the coming year.

Over at UBS, Michael Lasser says things are setting up for Dollar General to have a really good run in the coming quarters as its investments in labor and back-end operations begin to pay off. He has ticked his target for Dollar General (Ticker: DG) to $85 from $84. The stock is changing hands this afternoon at about $75.60.

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Genesco bumps pay of some Journeys workers

Retailer looks to trim turnover, boost conversions
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Genesco set to fall after guidance cut

More work needed on Lids division turnaround
May 29, 2015 7:39 AM

Baird cuts Genesco rating

Analysts at Robert W. Baird have taken their rating for Genesco down a notch to 'neutral' from 'outperform.' The firm now sees shares of the Nashville-based retailer of shoes and other apparel (Ticker: GCO) climbing to $76 from their current level of $71 and change. Year to date, the stock is off about 7 percent.

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