Stock Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, September 22nd:

Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) had its target price boosted by Societe Generale from GBX 3,600 ($48.54) to GBX 3,650 ($49.21). Societe Generale currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Abzena PLC (LON:ABZA) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at FinnCap. They currently have a GBX 70 ($0.94) target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of GBX 80 ($1.08).

Amryt Pharma PLC (LON:AMYT) had its speculative buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities. They currently have a GBX 65 ($0.88) price target on the stock.

Central Asia Metals (LON:CAML) had its under review rating reiterated by analysts at FinnCap.

Clontarf Energy Plc (LON:CLON) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at Northland Securities.

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets. The firm currently has a GBX 1,622 ($21.87) target price on the stock.

Capita PLC (LON:CPI) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 640 ($8.63) target price on the stock.

Crh Plc (LON:CRH) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Societe Generale. Societe Generale currently has a GBX 3,400 ($45.84) target price on the stock.

Empiric Student Property PLC (LON:ESP) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a GBX 125 ($1.69) target price on the stock.

easyJet plc (LON:EZJ) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 1,100 ($14.83) target price on the stock.

Fulham Shore PLC (LON:FUL) had its target price cut by FinnCap from GBX 25 ($0.34) to GBX 19 ($0.26). They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

Greencore Group plc (LON:GNC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Whitman Howard. Whitman Howard currently has a GBX 310 ($4.18) price target on the stock.

Go-Ahead Group plc (LON:GOG) had its target price reduced by Jefferies Group LLC from GBX 2,425 ($32.70) to GBX 2,070 ($27.91). The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

IG Design Group PLC (LON:IGR) had its speculative buy rating reissued by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Iofina plc (LON:IOF) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at FinnCap. The firm currently has a GBX 20 ($0.27) target price on the stock.

Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 3,600 ($48.54) target price on the stock.

Kier Group plc (LON:KIE) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Ocado Group PLC (LON:OCDO) had its price target trimmed by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from GBX 440 ($5.93) to GBX 430 ($5.80). The firm currently has a conviction-buy rating on the stock.

Produce Investments (LON:PIL) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Whitman Howard. The firm currently has a GBX 210 ($2.83) target price on the stock.

PostNL NV (OTCMKTS:PNLYY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $4.75 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “PostNL N.V. is formed from the split of TNT N.V. operates as a mail company engage din the collection, sorting, transportation and delivery of letters and parcels in Netherlands. The Company also offers data and document management, direct marketing, and fulfillment services. PostNL N.V. is based in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. “

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ:PRGS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $42.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Progress Software Corporation is a global supplier of application development, deployment and management technology, Internet and intranet enabling technologies and support services to business, industry and government. The company’s software products and services address these challenges by increasing developer productivity, by delivering applications with a low total cost of ownership and by enhancing performance and availability. The company’s products include application servers, databases, development tools and application management products. “

Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PSTI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “PLURISTEM THERAPEUTICS INC. is a bio-therapeutics company dedicated to the commercialization of non-personalized (allogeneic) cell therapy products for the treatment of several severe degenerative, ischemic and autoimmune disorders. The Company is developing a pipeline of products, stored ready-to-use, that are derived from the human placenta, a non-controversial source, and not from embryonic stem cells. “

Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PRUDENTIAL PLC provides retail financial products and services and fund management to many millions of customers worldwide. Their commitment to the shareholders who own Prudential is to maximise the value over time of their investment. They do this by investing for the long term to develop and bring out the best in their people and their businesses to produce superior products and services, and hence superior financial returns. Their aim is to deliver top quartile performance among their international peer group in terms of total shareholder returns. “

Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) currently has a GBX 3,000 ($40.45) target price on the stock.

Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 4,300 ($57.97) target price on the stock.

Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Macquarie. Macquarie currently has a GBX 4,300 ($57.97) target price on the stock.

Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 430 ($5.80) price target on the stock.

Sabra Healthcare REIT (NASDAQ:SBRA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that owns and invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry. The trust owns nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, and independent living centers. It leases properties to tenants and operators throughout the United States. Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. is based in Irvine, California. “

The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE) was upgraded by analysts at Bryan, Garnier & Co to a buy rating. They currently have GBX 830 ($11.19) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 720 ($9.71).

ST Ives PLC (LON:SIV) had its target price boosted by Peel Hunt from GBX 90 ($1.21) to GBX 110 ($1.48). Peel Hunt currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Shield Therapeutics PLC (LON:STX) had its target price reduced by FinnCap from GBX 270 ($3.64) to GBX 265 ($3.57). The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Tate & Lyle PLC (LON:TATE) had its price target cut by Berenberg Bank from GBX 805 ($10.85) to GBX 730 ($9.84). The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

URU Metals (LON:URU) had its speculative buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Venture Life Group PLC (LON:VLG) had its speculative buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC (LON:VSL) had its target price trimmed by Macquarie from GBX 76 ($1.02) to GBX 73 ($0.98). Macquarie currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

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