Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, July 19th:

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. The firm currently has a $67.00 price target on the stock.

Barclays PLC began coverage on shares of AA PLC (LON:AA). The firm issued an overweight rating and a GBX 280 ($3.66) target price on the stock.

Deutsche Bank AG began coverage on shares of Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK). They issued a buy rating on the stock.

American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $70.00 price target on the stock.

HC Wainwright started coverage on shares of Agile Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AGRX). The firm issued a buy rating and a $10.00 price target on the stock.

Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $34.00 target price on the stock.

Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at BNP Paribas. The firm currently has a GBX 240 ($3.13) target price on the stock.

British Land Company PLC (LON:BLND) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They currently have a GBX 611 ($7.98) target price on the stock.

BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 800 ($10.45) price target on the stock.

B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They currently have a GBX 420 ($5.48) price target on the stock.

Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Hollywood Bowl Group PLC (LON:BOWL). The firm issued a buy rating and a GBX 210 ($2.74) price target on the stock.

BT Group PLC (NYSE:BT) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 390 ($5.09) target price on the stock.

Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Patisserie Holdings PLC (LON:CAKE). They issued a buy rating and a GBX 400 ($5.22) price target on the stock.

Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at BNP Paribas. The firm currently has a GBX 2,700 ($35.26) price target on the stock.

Corium International (NASDAQ:CORI) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $8.00 target price on the stock.

Charles River Laboratories International (NYSE:CRL) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a $102.00 target price on the stock.

Imperial Capital assumed coverage on shares of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). They issued an outperform rating and a $15.50 target price on the stock.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $68.00 price target on the stock.

Diageo plc (LON:DGE) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at BNP Paribas. BNP Paribas currently has a GBX 2,435 ($31.80) target price on the stock.

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. Barclays PLC currently has a $110.00 price target on the stock.

Dekeloil Public (LON:DKL) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

DP Poland Plc (LON:DPP) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 75 ($0.98) target price on the stock.

DA Davidson began coverage on shares of Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT). They issued a buy rating on the stock.

EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $4.00 price target on the stock.

Experian plc (LON:EXPN) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. Macquarie currently has a GBX 1,870 ($24.42) price target on the stock.

Experian plc (LON:EXPN) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 1,440 ($18.80) price target on the stock.

FirstGroup plc (LON:FGP) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 165 ($2.15) price target on the stock.

Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FULT) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Boenning Scattergood.

Liberum Capital began coverage on shares of Galliford Try plc (LON:GFRD). The firm issued a buy rating and a GBX 1,460 ($19.07) price target on the stock.

Gaming Realms PLC (LON:GMR) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 30 ($0.39) price target on the stock.

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $12.00 target price on the stock.

Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its equal weight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.

HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $21.50 price target on the stock.

Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Hotel Chocolat Group PLC (LON:HOTC). The firm issued a hold rating and a GBX 330 ($4.31) price target on the stock.

HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at BNP Paribas. They currently have a GBX 715 ($9.34) target price on the stock.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a $154.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Foresi’s Take. Strategic Imperatives revenue growth of 7% y/y cc was light and below our expectations. The core business continued to decline, similar to the prior period. Each business segment was down y/y. Margins were just above expectations as the company had sequential gross margin improvement in each business segment. IBM maintained 2017 EPS guidance, with expectations that earnings growth will be weighted to 4Q. Guidance implies around 75bps of annual margin expansion, by our estimates.””

Ibstock plc (LON:IBST) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. The firm currently has a $150.00 target price on the stock.

Informa Plc (LON:INF) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

IP Group Plc (LON:IPO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

ITV plc (LON:ITV) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. The firm currently has a $148.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $136.00.

Just Group PLC (LON:JUST) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 168 ($2.19) price target on the stock.

Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $153.00 price target on the stock.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at BNP Paribas. The firm currently has a GBX 63 ($0.82) price target on the stock.

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $45.00 target price on the stock.

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $140.00 price target on the stock.

McColl's Retail Group PLC (LON:MCLS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 240 ($3.13) target price on the stock.

MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a $5.00 price target on the stock.

WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (LON:MRW) had its reduce rating reissued by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They currently have a GBX 190 ($2.48) price target on the stock.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $68.00 price target on the stock.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Berenberg Bank. Berenberg Bank currently has a $77.50 target price on the stock.

Obtala (LON:OBT) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at VSA Capital. VSA Capital currently has a GBX 36 ($0.47) price target on the stock.

Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $77.00 target price on the stock.

Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a $74.00 price target on the stock.

Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Wedbush. The firm currently has a $87.00 target price on the stock.

QinetiQ Group plc (LON:QQ) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 270 ($3.53) price target on the stock.

Rational Ag (FRA:RAA) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at DZ Bank AG.

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON:RB) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 8,150 ($106.42) price target on the stock.

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON:RB) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON:RB) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Whitman Howard. Whitman Howard currently has a GBX 9,000 ($117.52) target price on the stock.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at BNP Paribas. The firm currently has a GBX 280 ($3.66) target price on the stock.

Relx PLC (LON:REL) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at BNP Paribas. The firm currently has a GBX 1,750 ($22.85) price target on the stock.

Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 4,200 ($54.84) target price on the stock.

Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Macquarie. The firm currently has a GBX 4,000 ($52.23) target price on the stock.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $72.00 price target on the stock.

Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $22.00 target price on the stock.

J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) had its reduce rating reissued by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They currently have a GBX 200 ($2.61) price target on the stock.

SIG plc (LON:SHI) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Shire PLC (LON:SHP) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $55.00 target price on the stock.

Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at BNP Paribas. BNP Paribas currently has a GBX 750 ($9.79) price target on the stock.

Tax Systems PLC (LON:TAX) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at FinnCap. FinnCap currently has a GBX 99 ($1.29) target price on the stock.

Town Centre Securities Plc (LON:TCSC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 340 ($4.44) price target on the stock.

Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Ten Entertainment Group PLC (LON:TEG). The firm issued a buy rating and a GBX 240 ($3.13) price target on the stock.

Talend (NASDAQ:TLND) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.

Town Centre Securities Plc (LON:TOWN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 340 ($4.44) price target on the stock.

Travis Perkins plc (LON:TPK) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

The People's Operator PLC (LON:TPOP) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at FinnCap.

Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. HSBC Holdings plc currently has a GBX 225 ($2.94) price target on the stock.

TT Electronics plc (LON:TTG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 225 ($2.94) price target on the stock.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) had its positive rating reiterated by analysts at UBS AG. UBS AG currently has a $213.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $194.00.

USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

Venture Life Group PLC (LON:VLG) had its corporate rating reiterated by analysts at Northland Securities.

Varonis Systems (NASDAQ:VRNS) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a $45.00 price target on the stock.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at HC Wainwright. The firm currently has a $85.00 price target on the stock.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $185.00 target price on the stock.

Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. The firm currently has a GBX 2,200 ($28.73) price target on the stock.

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $33.00 price target on the stock.

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