UPDATE: Needham & Company Upgrades Chewy Inc. (CHWY) to Buy

June 27, 2022 5:52 AM EDT
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Price: $32.05 --0%

Rating Summary:
    17 Buy, 6 Hold, 1 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 3 | Down: 3 | New: 12
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(Updated - June 27, 2022 5:52 AM EDT)

Needham & Company analyst Anna Andreeva upgraded Chewy Inc. (NYSE: CHWY) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $55.00.

The analyst comments "We are upgrading CHWY to Buy with a $55 PT. After 4 quarters of missing consensus EBITDA (and 3 quarters of missing consensus Sales), CHWY beat expectations in 1Q22, and we think the positive momentum continued into 2Q22 as 1) pet category is inelastic, with price increases sticking; 2) supply chain is improving (we think the company's guide for $200-$300M in out-of-stocks for '22 is conservative); 3) pet space looks rational (per WOOF management team and our own promo checks, average basket % off is similar to LY, with higher pricing providing a cushion); 4) company-specific initiatives are driving profitability (we estimate ramping automated FCs contribute 40-60 bps to Adj. EBITDA annually in the next 2-3 years); 5) sentiment is still largely negative with 25% of the float short and 60% of sell-side ratings at Hold."

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Shares of Chewy Inc. closed at $38.16 yesterday.

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