Equities Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, October 5th:

Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 3,500 ($46.43) price target on the stock.

Allied Minds PLC (LON:ALM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 170 ($2.25) price target on the stock.

Altus Strategies PLC (LON:ALS) had its speculative buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Amphion Innovations Plc (LON:AMP) had its corporate rating reaffirmed by analysts at Northland Securities.

AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 5,600 ($74.28) target price on the stock.

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 6,000 ($79.59) target price on the stock.

B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 425 ($5.64) target price on the stock.

Botswana Diamonds PLC (LON:BOD) had its speculative buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Northland Securities.

BTG plc (LON:BTG) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 900 ($11.94) price target on the stock.

Cineworld Group plc (LON:CINE) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 825 ($10.94) price target on the stock.

Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 160 ($2.12) target price on the stock.

DFS Furniture PLC (LON:DFS) had its reduce rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 200 ($2.65) price target on the stock.

Diageo plc (LON:DGE) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

Evgen Pharma PLC (LON:EVG) had its speculative buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Jefferies Group LLC assumed coverage on shares of Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD). The firm issued a positive rating on the stock.

GKN plc (LON:GKN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 395 ($5.24) price target on the stock.

Galileo Resources PLC (LON:GLR) had its speculative buy rating reissued by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) had its equal weight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 700 ($9.29) price target on the stock.

Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 4,100 ($54.38) target price on the stock.

Informa Plc (LON:INF) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 790 ($10.48) price target on the stock.

Morses Club PLC (LON:MCL) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Micro Focus International plc (LON:MCRO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 2,800 ($37.14) target price on the stock.

Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC (LON:MONY) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 370 ($4.91) target price on the stock.

Northgate plc (LON:NTG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a GBX 600 ($7.96) target price on the stock.

Northgate plc (LON:NTG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They currently have a GBX 575 ($7.63) target price on the stock.

Ocado Group PLC (LON:OCDO) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 200 ($2.65) price target on the stock.

Produce Investments (LON:PIL) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 286 ($3.79) target price on the stock.

Premier African Minerals (LON:PREM) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at Northland Securities.

Prudential plc (LON:PRU) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 2,000 ($26.53) target price on the stock.

Revolution Bars Group PLC (LON:RBG) was upgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to an add rating. Peel Hunt currently has GBX 240 ($3.18) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 215 ($2.85).

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS) had its equal weight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 260 ($3.45) target price on the stock.

Redcentric PLC (LON:RCN) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 87 ($1.15) target price on the stock.

Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 4,300 ($57.04) target price on the stock.

Scapa Group plc (LON:SCPA) was upgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a buy rating. N+1 Singer currently has GBX 490 ($6.50) target price on the stock.

Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $61.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Stifel Financial Corp. is a holding company for Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. “

Safestore Hldgs (NASDAQ:SFSHF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Safestore Holdings plc is a real estate investment trust. The company provides self-storage facilities for personal and business customers primarily in the United Kingdom and France. Safestore Holdings plc is headquartered in Borehamwood, the United Kingdom. “

Smart Global Holdings (NYSE:SGH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $34.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Smart Global Holdings Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic subsystems to OEMs. It engaged in the computer, industrial, networking, telecommunications, aerospace and defense markets. The company operates primarily in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Smart Global Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Newark, California. “

Shire PLC (LON:SHP) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 5,700 ($75.61) price target on the stock.

Sappi (OTCMKTS:SPPJY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SAPPI LTD -ADR is the world ‘s leading producer of coated fine paper. They hold major market shares in Europe, North America and Africa. They have customers in over 100 countries worldwide. Their manufacturing operations span eight countries on three continents. “

Sse Plc (LON:SSE) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 1,300 ($17.24) price target on the stock.

Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $2.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Stage Stores operates retail stores offering moderately priced, nationally recognized brand name apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear for the entire family in small towns and communities located primarily throughout the south central United States. “

Ssp Group Plc (NASDAQ:SSPPF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $7.50 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “SSP Group PLC operates food and beverage outlets. It also operates restaurants, bars, cafes, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations and other leisure locations. SSP Group PLC is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 240 ($3.18) price target on the stock.

Vectura Group PLC (LON:VEC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 205 ($2.72) target price on the stock.

Zpg Plc (LON:ZPG) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 400 ($5.31) target price on the stock.

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