Shoe Carnival (SCVL +1.1%) is "a compelling growth story in the small cap space," Sterne Agee...

|About: Shoe Carnival, Inc. (SCVL)|By:, SA News Editor

Shoe Carnival (SCVL +1.1%) is "a compelling growth story in the small cap space," Sterne Agee says, reiterating a Buy rating and raising the price target on the shares to $30 from $26. Analyst Sam Poser — who "wouldn't be surprised" if Q2 comps come in ahead of the firm's +4% forecast — thinks the company's penetration into the women's non-athletic segment "should increase sales and margins." Also in the bull camp is SA contributor Marshall Hargrave, who says the "market is finally waking up to SCVL's growth potential."