Investment Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, September 21st:

Active Energy Group PLC (LON:AEG) had its corporate rating reiterated by analysts at Northland Capital Partners.

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $115.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of American Financial have outperformed the industry year to date. The company is well poised to benefit from impressive inorganic growth and restructuring initiatives. Better industry fundamentals, with strong pricing and a higher renewal ratio, should drive overall growth. Consistent price increase in property and casualty business, combined ratio that compares favorably with industry average, a strong balance sheet, low leverage cost, and disciplined capital management are positives. Based on strong operational performance, it raised core net operating earnings of $6.40–$6.90 per share in 2017. Estimates for 2017 and 2018 also moved north over the last 60 days.  However, American Financial’s exposure to cat loss is a risk to underwriting results. A still soft interest rate environment is expected to weigh on desired upside in investment results.”

Alacer Gold Corp (TSE:ASR) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc.. The firm currently has a C$3.15 price target on the stock.

AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc..

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Scotiabank. Scotiabank currently has a $13.50 target price on the stock.

Begbies Traynor Group plc (LON:BEG) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity currently has a GBX 62 ($0.84) target price on the stock.

Argus started coverage on shares of Brighthouse Fin (NASDAQ:BHF). They issued a hold rating on the stock.

Blur Group PLC (LON:BLUR) had its corporate rating reaffirmed by analysts at N+1 Singer.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They currently have a $113.00 price target on the stock.

Carlsberg AS (OTC:CABGY) was downgraded by analysts at BNP Paribas from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.

Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. currently has a $30.00 target price on the stock.

Carador Income Fund PLC (LON:CIFU) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at N+1 Singer.

Chinook Energy (TSE:CKE) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc. from an underperform rating to a market perform rating. They currently have C$0.30 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of C$0.25.

Canacol Energy (TSE:CNE) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a buy rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has C$4.75 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of C$5.15.

Connemara Mining Company plc (LON:CON) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at Northland Capital Partners.

Coretx Holdings PLC (LON:COR) had its corporate rating reaffirmed by analysts at N+1 Singer.

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Berenberg Bank. The firm currently has a GBX 1,800 ($24.27) target price on the stock.

Driver Group Plc (LON:DRV) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at N+1 Singer.

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $67.00 target price on the stock.

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They currently have a $5.50 target price on the stock.

Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at FBR & Co. The firm currently has a $33.00 target price on the stock.

IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc..

IGAS Energy PLC (LON:IGAS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity currently has a GBX 200 ($2.70) target price on the stock.

ImmuPharma PLC (LON:IMM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Northland Capital Partners. Northland Capital Partners currently has a GBX 181 ($2.44) target price on the stock.

Invitation Home (NYSE:INVH) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at FBR & Co.

Kier Group plc (LON:KIE) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They currently have a GBX 1,600 ($21.57) price target on the stock.

Liontrust Asset Management PLC (LON:LIO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. The firm currently has a GBX 545 ($7.35) target price on the stock.

Leagold Mining Corp (TSE:LMC) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Scotiabank. Scotiabank currently has a C$5.00 target price on the stock.

Marston's PLC (LON:MARS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

Marshall Motor Holdings PLC (LON:MMH) had its not rated rating reaffirmed by analysts at N+1 Singer.

M┬┐nchener R┬┐ckversicherungs-Gesellschaft (OTC:MURGY) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

NCC Group PLC (LON:NCC) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at N+1 Singer. They currently have a GBX 215 ($2.90) price target on the stock.

NCC Group PLC (LON:NCC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity currently has a GBX 265 ($3.57) price target on the stock.

Polar Capital Holdings plc (LON:POLR) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They currently have a GBX 500 ($6.74) target price on the stock.

Quixant PLC (LON:QXT) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Berenberg Bank. Berenberg Bank currently has a GBX 600 ($8.09) price target on the stock.

Schroders Plc (OTC:SHNWF) was downgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from an overweight rating to a neutral rating.

Soligenix (NASDAQ:SNGX) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at HC Wainwright. HC Wainwright currently has a $11.00 price target on the stock.

Scisys Plc (LON:SSY) had its corporate rating reiterated by analysts at N+1 Singer. N+1 Singer currently has a GBX 155 ($2.09) price target on the stock.

Student Transportation (TSE:STB) (NASDAQ:STB) was upgraded by analysts at National Bank Financial from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. They currently have C$9.50 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of C$8.50.

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSE:SW) was upgraded by analysts at Scotiabank from an underperform rating to a sector perform rating. They currently have $28.25 price target on the stock.

Tailored Brands (NASDAQ:TLRD) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at FBR & Co. FBR & Co currently has a $16.00 price target on the stock.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $219.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of UnitedHealth Group has outperformed the industry in last one year. Its  robust Government business and continued strong growth at Optum are driving long-term growth. Its international business, growing membership and strong capital position are the other positives. In the most recently reported quarter, the company reported better-than-expected earnings, driven by an increase in revenues and membership. Encouraged by its impressive first-half earnings, the company raised the 2017 guidance.”

URU Metals (LON:URU) had its corporate rating reiterated by analysts at Northland Capital Partners.

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