Investment Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, October 11th:

Alcobra (NASDAQ:ADHD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Alcobra Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the development and commercialization of drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Alcobra Ltd. is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. “

Argo Group International Holdings (NASDAQ:AGII) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “PXRE Group Ltd. provides reinsurance products and services to a worldwide marketplace. They primarily emphasize commercial and personal property and casualty reinsurance risks, and offer both broker-based and direct-writing distribution capabilities. PXRE also provides marine and aerospace reinsurance products and services. “

Amarin Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:AMRN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Arotech Corporation operates two business divisions: Electric Fuel Batteries — developing and manufacturing zinc-air batteries for military and homeland security applications and developing electric vehicle batteries for zero emission public transportation; and Arotech Defense — consisting of IES Interactive, which provides advanced high-tech multimedia training systems for law enforcement and paramilitary organizations, MDT Armor, which provides vehicle armoring for the military, industrial and private sectors, and Arcon Security. “

Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ascent Capital Group, Inc. is a holding company and its assets primarily consist of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc. The Company provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Monitronics monitors signals arising from burglaries, fires and other events through security systems at subscribers’ premises. Ascent Capital Group, Inc., formerly known as Ascent Media Corporation, is based in Englewood, Colorado. “

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE:BHLB) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $40.00 price target on the stock.

Bankinter SA (OTCMKTS:BKNIY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Bankinter is in the financial services industry. They are a banking entity subject to the supervision of the Bank of Spain and the Spanish National Securities Market Commission. Their products range from: Current Accounts, Term Deposits, Investment Funds, Pension Plans, Model Portfolios,Insurance Credit and Debit Cards, Assets (Mortgage and pledged loans) and Deposits of Securities. “

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $92.00 price target on the stock.

Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “China Automotive Systems is a holding company and has no significant business operations other than their interest in Genesis in which they manufacture power steering systems and other component parts for automobiles. “

Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $103.00 price target on the stock.

Cone Midstream Partners (NYSE:CNNX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “CONE Midstream Partners LP owns, operates, develops and acquires natural gas gathering and other midstream energy assets. The Company’s initial assets include natural gas gathering pipelines and compression and dehydration facilities, condensate gathering, collection, separation and stabilization facilities. CONE Midstream Partners LP is based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. “

Carbo Ceramics (NYSE:CRR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “CARBO Ceramics Inc. is the world’s largest producer and supplier of ceramic proppants for use in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells. Demand for ceramic proppants depends primarily upon the demand for natural gas and oil and on the number of natural gas and oil wells drilled, completed or recompleted worldwide. More specifically, the demand for ceramic proppants is dependent on the number of oil and gas wells that are hydraulically fractured to stimulate production. “

Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $19.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Darling Ingredients Inc. is a provider of rendering, cooking oil and bakery waste recycling and recovery solutions. It collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into broadly used and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstock, green energy, natural casings and hides. The Company also provides grease trap services to food service establishments, environmental services to food processors and sells restaurant cooking oil delivery and collection equipment. Darling Ingredients Inc., formerly known as Darling International Inc., is headquartered in Irving, Texas. “

Energy Focus (NASDAQ:EFOI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Energy Focus, Inc. is a leading provider and innovator of energy efficient LED lighting products. As the creator of the only 100-percent flicker-free LED products on the market, Energy Focus products provide extensive energy savings, aesthetics, safety and health benefits over conventional and fluorescent lighting. As a longstanding partner with the US Government providing energy efficient LED lighting products to the U.S. Navy and the Military Sealift Command fleets, Energy Focus products go through rigorous testing in the most adverse conditions possible and still have a zero percent failure rate. In the commercial sphere, customers include national, state and local U.S. government agencies as well as Fortune 500 companies across education, healthcare, retail and manufacturing. Energy Focus is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, with additional sales offices in Washington, D.C., New York and Taiwan. “

Enova International (NYSE:ENVA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Enova International, Inc. is a provider of online financial services. It offers loans to customers in the United States and in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. The Company’s customers include consumers who have bank accounts but use alternative financial credit services because of their limited access to more traditional consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other lenders. Enova International, Inc is headquartered in Chicago. “

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. provides software as a service based solutions. The company’s products and services include Paymode-X, a cloud-based payment network that offers electronic payments and remittance delivery, online access to payment detail and reports, online payment approvals, electronic invoice delivery, and turnkey vendor enrollment and support; and digital banking solutions that provide payments, cash management, and online banking solutions to financial institutions. In addition, the company offers payment and document automation solutions to automate a range of business documents and supply chain processes, as well as related Web-based delivery and document archive; and healthcare solutions for patient registration, electronic signature, mobile document, and payments. Further, it provides consulting, project implementation, and training services; and sells printers, check papers, and magnetic ink character recognition toners. “

EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “EP Energy Corporation is involved in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas. The company’s assets consist of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Wolfcamp Shale in Permian Basin in West Texas, the Altamont field in the Uinta Basin in Utah and the Haynesville Shale in North Louisiana. EP Energy Corporation is based in Houston, United States. “

Enerplus Corporation (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Enerplus Corporation, formerly known as Enerplus Resources, is an independent oil and gas production company with resources across Western Canada and the United States. The Company’s resource plays include shallow gas/coal bed methane, tight gas, crude oil waterfloods, Bakken/Tight oil and oil sands located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Enerplus Corporation is based in Alberta, Canada. “

Esterline Technologies Corporation (NYSE:ESL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Esterline Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets engineered products and systems primarily for aerospace and defense customers in the United States and internationally. The Company designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and systems for application within the industries it serves. The Company operates through three segments: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials. The Company serves aerospace and defense customers. The Company’s Avionics & Controls business segment includes avionics systems, control and communication systems, and interface technologies capabilities. The Company’s Sensors & Systems business segment includes power systems, connection technologies and advanced sensors capabilities. The Company’s Advanced Materials business segment includes engineered materials and defense technologies capabilities. It designs and manufactures ruggedized military personal communication equipment, primarily headsets, handsets and field communications. “

GasLog LP. (NYSE:GLOG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $20.00 target price on the stock.

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $105.00 target price on the stock.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

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