Equities Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Tuesday, October 10th:

Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Actua Corporation is a multi-vertical cloud company. The Company brings the power of the cloud to vertical markets and processes, including insurance, public sector communications and compliance. It operates in two business segments: the core reporting segment and the venture reporting segment. The Company’s core reporting segment includes those companies in which its management provides strategic direction and management assistance. Its venture reporting segment includes companies to which it generally devote less capital than it does to its core companies and, therefore, in which it holds relatively smaller ownership stakes than it does in the core companies. Actua Corporation, formerly known as ICG Group Inc Common Stock, is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania. “

Adamas Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ADMS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company driven to improve the lives of those affected by chronic disorders of the central nervous system. The company seeks to achieve this by modifying the pharmacokinetic profiles of approved drugs to create novel therapeutics for use alone and in fixed-dose combination products. Adamas is currently developing ADS-5102, its lead wholly-owned product candidate, for the treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) associated with Parkinson’s disease and for the treatment of major symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis in patients with walking impairment. The company’s portfolio also includes Namzaric and Namenda XR, two approved products with Forest Laboratories Holdings Limited, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Allergan plc. Forest is responsible for marketing both products in the United States under an exclusive license from Adamas. “

Allete (NYSE:ALE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ALLETE is an energy company. In addition to its electric utilities, Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power of Wisconsin, ALLETE owns ALLETE Clean Energy, based in Duluth, U.S. Water Services headquartered in St. Michael, Minn., BNI Energy in Center, N.D., and has an eight percent equity interest in the American Transmission Co. “

American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $5.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “American Superconductor Corporation is a leading energy technologies company. The company develops and sells a wide range of products and solutions based on power electronic systems and high temperature superconductor wires that dramatically improve the efficiency, reliability and quality of electricity during its generation, transmission, distribution and use. The company is a dominant force in alternative energy, offering grid interconnection solutions as well as licensed wind energy designs and electrical systems. As the world’s principal supplier of HTS wire, AMSC is enabling a new generation of compact, high-power electrical products, including power cables, grid-level surge protectors, motors, generators, and advanced transportation and defense systems. AMSC also provides utility and industrial customers worldwide with voltage regulation systems that dramatically enhance power grid capacity, reliability and security, as well as industrial productivity. “

Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE:APAM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $38.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is an independent investment management firm that provides a broad range of U.S., non-U.S. and global equity investment strategies. The Company’s manages investments primarily through mutual funds and separate accounts. Its clients include pension and profit sharing plans, trusts, endowments, foundations, charitable organizations, government entities, private funds and non-U.S. pooled investment vehicles. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is based in Milwaukee, WI United States. “

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $50.00 price target on the stock.

Apple Hospitality REIT (NYSE:APLE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. Its portfolio consists of hotels, guest rooms and resorts. The company operates primarily in the United States. Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. is headquarted in Richmond, VA. “

Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $34.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Apollo Management, L.P. operates as an alternative asset manager globally. The Company operates in three business segments: private equity, capital markets and real estate. It raises, invests and manages funds on behalf of pension and endowment funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. Apollo Management, L.P. is headquartered in New York, New York. “

Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Artesian Resources Corporation operates as the parent holding company of Artesian Water Company, Inc a regulated public water utility. Artesian Water provides water utility service to customers with in its established service territory in portions of New Castle County, Delaware. “

Wells Fargo & Company initiated coverage on shares of American Express (NYSE:AXP). The firm issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $4.00 target price on the stock.

Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $25.00 target price on the stock.

Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $15.00 target price on the stock.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. began coverage on shares of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA). SunTrust Banks, Inc. issued a buy rating on the stock.

Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $3.00 target price on the stock.

Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $110.00 price target on the stock.

Jagged Peak Energy (NYSE:JAG) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $18.00 price target on the stock.

Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $14.00 price target on the stock.

Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $29.00 price target on the stock.

Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen and Company. The firm currently has a $95.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “The FDA’s briefing documents appear mostly benign with most discussion centered.””

Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $30.00 price target on the stock.

Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $5.00 price target on the stock.

KeyCorp began coverage on shares of Schneider National (NASDAQ:SNDR). KeyCorp issued a sector weight rating on the stock.

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