Intimate Brands (IBI) , owner of such stores as Express Lane Bryant; Lerner New York; Henri Brendel and, first and foremost, Victoria's Secret was upgraded this morning to strong buy at Chase H&Q with a 54 price target.

Also this morning, the company reported that same-store sales rose 14% during April with net sales of $669 million compared to $640 million a year ago.




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