Investment Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, October 12th:

Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:ADAP) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $10.00 target price on the stock.

Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $106.00 price target on the stock.

Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $115.00 target price on the stock.

Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) was upgraded by analysts at BNP Paribas from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $65.00 target price on the stock.

Approach Resources (NASDAQ:AREX) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp.

Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $24.00 price target on the stock.

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $71.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Autohome Inc. offers an online destination for automobile consumers primarily in the People’s Republic of China. The company through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com delivers content to automobile buyers and owners. It also offers advertising services; dealer subscription services; used automobile listings services; automobile dealer subscription services as well as operates automotive aftermarket services platform and real-time feedback on the service providers. Autohome Inc. is based in Beijing, China. “

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $30.00 target price on the stock.

Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $281.00 target price on the stock.

Axalta Coating Systems (NASDAQ:AXTA) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. KeyCorp currently has a $36.00 price target on the stock.

Barnes Group (NYSE:B) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $60.00 price target on the stock.

BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $42.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “BHP Billiton Plc is engaged in production of minerals which includes iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium as well as oil, gas and energy coal. BHP Billiton Plc is based in Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria. “

BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $50.00 target price on the stock.

Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and supply of products and systems for the life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry, and other markets worldwide. The company’s products are used to separate complex chemical and biological materials, and to identify, analyze, and purify their components. It operates in two segments, Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. The Life Science segment offers electrophoresis, image analysis, molecular detection, chromatography, gene transfer, sample preparation, and amplification products and services. The Clinical Diagnostics segment provides control, autoimmune, diabetes, and blood virus testing products. Bio-Rad is renowned worldwide among hospitals, universities, major research institutions, as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies for its commitment to quality and customer service. The company is headquartered in Hercules, California. “

Bojangles’ (NASDAQ:BOJA) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $21.00 target price on the stock.

B2Gold Corp (NYSE:BTG) (TSE:BTO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “B2Gold Corp. is involved in the exploration and development of gold. The company’s assets are situated in Nicaragua, Colombia, Namibia and Uruguay. B2Gold Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. “

Britvic PLC Sponsored ADR (OTCMKTS:BTVCY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $22.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Britvic Plc engages in the manufacture and distribution of soft drinks. Its operating business segment consists of GB Stills, GB Carbonates, Ireland, France and International. The company’s products includes sparkling sodas, sophisticated juice drinks, ice tea, squash, syrups, mineral waters, mixers and energy drinks. Its brands include 7Up; Ballygowan; Britvic Mixers, Juices and Cordials, Britvic; C&C; Club Mixers; Club Orange; DaFruta; Drench; Energise Sport; Fruit Shoot; Gatorade; J2O; Lipton; Maguary; MiWadi; Mountain Dew; Pepsi Max; Purdey’s; R Whites; Robinsons; Squash’d; Tango; Tesseire and TK. Britvic Plc is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, the United Kingdom. “

Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Cathay General Bancorp is the one-bank holding company for Cathay Bank, a California state-chartered bank. Cathay Bank offers a wide range of financial services. Cathay Bank currently operates branches in California, New York State, Massachusetts, Houston, Texas, Washington State, and representative offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China. In addition, Cathay Bank’s subsidiaries, Cathay Investment Company and GBC Investment & Consulting Company, Inc., each maintain an office in Taipei. “

C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. They currently have a $85.00 target price on the stock.

Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp.

Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at KeyCorp. The analysts wrote, “We are again reducing our estimates for Clearwater Paper (CLW) following its recent negative pre-announcement. We expect some of the pressures that plagued the Company in 3Q17 (pulp and transportation prices are going up and tissue market conditions are quite challenging, among other factors) to persist in 4Q, such that we are significantly reducing our estimates for both quarters. We are reducing our 2018 estimates for the same reason. On our revised estimates, CLW will not be in compliance with its debt covenants beginning in 4Q17. Key Investment Points We are reducing our 3Q17 adj. EBITDA estimate from $43M to $35M and our 4Q17 estimate from $58M to $51M, such that our 2017 estimate is going from $196M to $180M.””

Costamare (NYSE:CMRE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Costamare Inc. operates as a containership owner chartering its vessels to liner companies. The Company deploys its containership fleet principally under multi-year time charters with leading liner companies that operate regularly scheduled routes between large commercial ports. It also provides a range of shipping services, such as technical support and maintenance, insurance consulting, financial and accounting services. Costamare Inc. is headquartered in Athens, Greece. “

Cinemark Holdings (NYSE:CNK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “CINEMARK HOLDINGS Is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry.Cinemark operates 408 theatres and 4,657 screens in 38 states in the United States and internationally in 12 countries, mainly in Mexico, South and Central America. “

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at KeyCorp.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at KeyCorp. They currently have a $79.00 target price on the stock.

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $96.00 price target on the stock.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $19.00 target price on the stock.

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho. The firm currently has a $7.00 target price on the stock.

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $140.00 price target on the stock.

Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $90.00 price target on the stock.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $88.00 target price on the stock.

Endurance International Group Holdings (NASDAQ:EIGI) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $8.00 price target on the stock.

Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $90.00 price target on the stock.

Esterline Technologies Corporation (NYSE:ESL) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc..

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $65.00 price target on the stock.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $41.00 price target on the stock.

Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at KeyCorp. KeyCorp currently has a $113.00 price target on the stock.

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. They currently have a $52.00 target price on the stock.

Generac Holdlings (NYSE:GNRC) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $47.00 target price on the stock.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NASDAQ:GT) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. The firm currently has a $37.00 target price on the stock.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $102.00 target price on the stock.

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. The firm currently has a $65.00 price target on the stock.

InterXion Holding NV (NYSE:INXN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $57.00 target price on the stock.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $190.00 target price on the stock.

Live Oak Bancshares (NASDAQ:LOB) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $27.00 price target on the stock.

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ:LPNT) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $63.00 price target on the stock.

Life Storage (NYSE:LSI) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp.

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Mizuho. They currently have a $140.00 target price on the stock.

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $178.00 price target on the stock.

Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $90.00 price target on the stock.

Citigroup Inc. assumed coverage on shares of Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MCRB). The firm issued a positive rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock.

Mirati Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRTX) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $13.00 target price on the stock.

Noodles & (NASDAQ:NDLS) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $5.00 target price on the stock.

Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp. They currently have a $145.00 target price on the stock.

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. They currently have a $155.00 target price on the stock.

Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp.

Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at KeyCorp. KeyCorp currently has a $115.00 target price on the stock.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $50.00 target price on the stock.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $49.00 price target on the stock.

Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Mizuho. Mizuho currently has a $70.00 price target on the stock.

Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Mizuho. They currently have a $45.00 target price on the stock.

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (NYSE:PES) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp. KeyCorp currently has a $200.00 target price on the stock.

Prologis (NYSE:PLD) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $68.00 price target on the stock.

Pentair PLC. (NYSE:PNR) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. They currently have a $77.00 price target on the stock.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE:PNW) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $84.00 target price on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Restoration Hardware Holdings (NYSE:RH). The firm issued a hold rating on the stock.

Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $48.00 price target on the stock.

Snap (NYSE:SNAP) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $10.00 price target on the stock.

Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $51.00 target price on the stock.

South State Corporation (NASDAQ:SSB) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $98.00 price target on the stock.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $53.00 price target on the stock.

Triumph Group (NYSE:TGI) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $28.00 target price on the stock.

TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $44.00 target price on the stock.

Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp.

Healthways (NASDAQ:TVTY) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $46.00 price target on the stock.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $16.00 target price on the stock.

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $86.00 target price on the stock.

United Community Banks (NASDAQ:UCBI) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. The firm currently has a $33.00 price target on the stock.

Visa (NYSE:V) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Mizuho. Mizuho currently has a $115.00 price target on the stock.

ViewRay (NASDAQ:VRAY) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Mizuho. Mizuho currently has a $12.00 target price on the stock.

Manitowoc Food Service (NYSE:WBT) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. KeyCorp currently has a $25.00 price target on the stock.

WESCO International (NYSE:WCC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. The firm currently has a $64.00 target price on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM). They issued a hold rating on the stock.

XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at KeyCorp. They currently have a $75.00 price target on the stock.

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