Stock Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Tuesday, September 20th:

Akzo Nobel (NASDAQ:AKZOY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Their portfolio includes brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. “

Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Alon USA Energy, Inc. is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products, operating primarily in the Southwestern and South Central regions of the United States. Alon markets gasoline and diesel products under the FINA brand name and is a leading producer of asphalt in the State of Texas. The Company also operates convenience stores in West Texas and New Mexico under the 7-Eleven and FINA brand names and supplies motor fuels to these stores from its Big Spring refinery. “

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American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “American Software Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, markets and supports a portfolio of application software solutions that enable businesses to respond to today’s dynamic global marketplace. The company’s software and services solutions are designed to automate many planning and operational functions principally in the areas of: (i) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), (ii) Flow Manufacturing, (iii) E-Commerce Solutions and (iv) Logility Value Chain Solutions(TM). The company’s products are designed to provide rapid return on investment. “

Australia and New Zealand Banking (OTCMKTS:ANZBY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Austria and New Zealand Banking’s principal activities are the provision of general banking services, hire purchase and general finance, life assurance, property development, mortgage lending and other financial services. The Group operates within Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. “

Apigee Corp. (NASDAQ:APIC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $19.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Apigee Corporation offers an application program interface based software platform. The Company’s products consist of Apigee Edge, Apigee Insights, Apigee Developer and Apigee Link. Apigee Edge provides a solution that addresses the entire digital value chain by eliminating the need to integrate disparate point solutions. Apigee Insights delivers predictive analytics. Apigee Developer consists of Apigee Edge Trial and products, such as Apigee 127 and Apigee Zetta. Apigee Link offers internet of things platform for connecting devices to the Internet. Apigee Corporation is headquartered in San Jose, California. “

Artesian Resources Corp. (NASDAQ:ARTNA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Artesian Resources Corporation operates as the parent holding company of Artesian Water Company, Inc a regulated public water utility. Artesian Water provides water utility service to customers with in its established service territory in portions of New Castle County, Delaware. “

ASSA ABLOY UNSP ADR EA REP 0.5 (NASDAQ:ASAZY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Assa Abloy AB offers locks and security products. Its product offer include mechanical locks such as door locks and cylinder locks and security doors, electromechanical locks, electronic locks, door closers, door automatics, access control systems. Assa Abloy also provides secure identity solutions, contactless identification technology solutions, electronic lock systems and safes for hotels and cruise ships. The Company primarily sells in Europe and in North America. Assa Abloy AB is based in Stockholm, Sweden. “

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Autohome Inc. offers an online destination for automobile consumers primarily in the People’s Republic of China. The company through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com delivers content to automobile buyers and owners. It also offers advertising services; dealer subscription services; used automobile listings services; automobile dealer subscription services as well as operates automotive aftermarket services platform and real-time feedback on the service providers. Autohome Inc. is based in Beijing, China. “

Atlas Copco AB (NASDAQ:ATLKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ATLAS COPCO is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with 135 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 160 markets. “

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. Activision Blizzard’s portfolio includes best-selling video games such as Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, and Tony Hawk, as well as Spider-Man, X-Men, Shrek, James Bond and TRANSFORMERS, leading franchises such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro and Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft, Diablo, and Warcraft franchises including the global number one subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing game, World of Warcraft. Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Romania, Australia, Chile, India, Japan, China, the region of Taiwan and South Korea. “

Aviva PLC (NYSE:AV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Aviva has established a competitive position in North America. In the US, the world’s largest savings market, Aviva is the leading provider of indexed annuity and indexed life insurance products. Its principal activity is the provision of financial products and services, focused on the following lines of business: long-term insurance and savings business, fund management and general insurance and health. The company’s business is managed on a geographic basis through a regional management structure based on four regions, U.K., Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The four regions function as five operating segments as, due to the size of the U.K. region, it is split into two operating segments, U.K. Life and U.K. General Insurance, which undertake long term insurance and savings business and general insurance respectively. “

Allied World Assurance (NYSE:AWH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, is one of Bermuda’s leading property and casualty insurers. The company, through its operating subsidiaries, offers property and casualty insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis. The principal operating subsidiaries of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd have A Excellent ratings from A.M. Best Company and A- ratings from Standard and Poor’s. “

Allianz SE (NASDAQ:AZSEY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Allianz AG’s principal activities are carried out through four divisions: Life/Health: Provides any of life and heath insurances; Property/Casualty: Provides property and casualty insurance, travel insurance and credit insurance; Banking: Provides a range of banking services, including lending, deposit taking, investment banking; Asset Management: Asset Management for third party investor and Asset under Management which cover the owners investments. “

Guggenheim initiated coverage on shares of Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS). The firm issued a neutral rating on the stock.

DTS (NASDAQ:DTSI) was downgraded by analysts at Dougherty & Co from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

DTS (NASDAQ:DTSI) was downgraded by analysts at Barrington Research from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

The Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They currently have a $21.00 target price on the stock.

FMSA Holdings (NYSE:FMSA) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They currently have a $7.00 price target on the stock.

FMSA Holdings (NYSE:FMSA) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They currently have a $7.00 target price on the stock.

Galena Biopharma (NASDAQ:GALE) had its target price trimmed by S&P Equity Research from $0.39 to $0.34.

ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ON) had its price target increased by Stifel Nicolaus from $13.00 to $15.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Guggenheim began coverage on shares of On Deck Capital (NYSE:ONDK). Guggenheim issued a neutral rating on the stock.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Piper Jaffray Cos.. The firm currently has a $447.00 price target on the stock.

Vitae Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VTAE) was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Cos. from an overweight rating to a neutral rating.

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