Citi Downgrades Nike (NKE) to Neutral

April 20, 2021 5:44 AM EDT
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Citi analyst Paul Lejuez downgraded Nike (NYSE: NKE) from Buy to Neutral with a price target of $140.00 (from $160.00).

The analyst comments "We are downgrading NKE from Buy to Neutral. While we believe in NKE’s long-term growth and margin expansion story, we see near-term pressure on sales/margin due to a slowdown in demand in China related to the Xinjiang cotton issue. Additionally, we believe a big step up in SG&A investments in F22 will drive lower margins relative to consensus. While we expect these pressures to be near-term in nature, we believe NKE is one of the few companies in our coverage that is facing potential pressures (as most others are likely to see sales/EPS upside over the next 12 months)."

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Shares of Nike closed at $132.82 yesterday.

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