Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, September 15th:

Agrium (TSE:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) had its target price boosted by Royal Bank Of Canada to C$140.00. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy 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. “

Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ:AVXL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ANAVEX LIFE SCIENCES CORP. is an emerging biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of novel drug targets for the treatment of cancer and neurological diseases. The company’s proprietary SIGMACEPTOR Discovery Platform involves the rational drug design of compounds that fulfill specific criteria based on unmet market needs and new scientific advances. Selected drug candidates demonstrate high, non-exclusive affinity for sigma receptors, which are involved in the modulation of multiple cellular biochemical signaling pathways. “

Sidoti initiated coverage on shares of Boise Cascade, L.L.C. (NYSE:BCC). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) (TSE:BLD) had its target price boosted by Cowen and Company from $3.00 to $4.50.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “British American Tobacco is the holding company of a group of companies which manufacture, market and sell tobacco products. “

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, (NYSE:CCU) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Compañía Cervecerías Unidas S. A. (CCU) has successfully positioned itself as a Chilean multinational beverage company, with diversified businesses and operations focused on the Southern Cone of South America. CCU is active in the beer industry in Chile, where it operates the country’s leading brewery, and in Argentina, where it holds third place in the market. In the non-alcoholic beverages sector, it is Chile’s second-largest bottler of carbonated beverages and the leader in the mineral water market. It has winemaking operations in Argentina and in Chile. “

SEACOR Holdings (NYSE:CKH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SEACOR and its subsidiaries are engaged in the operation of a diversified fleet of offshore support vessels that service oil and gas exploration and development activities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, West Africa, Asia, Latin America and other international regions. Other business activities primarily include environmental services, inland river operations, and offshore aviation services. “

Concert Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNCE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on applying its DCE Platform (R) to create novel small molecule drugs. The Company manufactures drugs in various therapeutic areas such as hot flashes, HIV, renal hepatic, neuropathic pain, MRSA infection, and schizophrenia, multiple tumors, and hyperparathyroidism. Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. is based in United States. “

Credit Agricole Sa (NASDAQ:CRARY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Credit Agricole S.A. markets a complete range of financial products and services. It offers savings, investments, life insurance, credit, payment and insurance services. Its activities are organized into three business lines: Central body: it ensures the cohesion and smooth functioning of the network, and represents the Group with banking authorities; Specialized business: it provides asset management, insurance, private banking, consumer credit, leasing, factoring and Banking and investment. The strength of its retail bank and know -how of its subsidiaries enable it to intervene in all areas of banking and finance. Credit Agricole is headquartered in Paris, France. “

Hope Bancorp (NASDAQ:HOPE) was downgraded by analysts at FIG Partners from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Magna International (NYSE:MGA) (TSE:MG) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $47.00 price target on the stock.

Metro (TSE:MRU) had its target price trimmed by Eight Capital from C$50.00 to C$47.00. They currently have a neutral rating on the stock.

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (TSE:POT) (NYSE:POT) had its price target raised by Royal Bank Of Canada to C$24.35. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $123.00 price target on the stock.

Rosenblatt Securities initiated coverage on shares of Virtu Financial (NASDAQ:VIRT). Rosenblatt Securities issued a neutral rating on the stock.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $83.00 price target on the stock.

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