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

Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ABC Bancorp is a bank holding company. “

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) (TSE:ABX) was given a $20.00 target price by analysts at TD Securities. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACRX) was given a $8.00 price target by analysts at Roth Capital. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Aercap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AERCAP HOLDINGS is an integrated global aviation company with a leading market position in aircraft and engine leasing, trading and parts sales.They also provides aircraft management services and performs aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services and aircraft disassemblies through its certified repair stations. “

Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Aqua Metals, Inc. is involved in the business of recycling lead through a process called AquaRefining(TM). Its AquaRefining process elements consists of non-toxic solvent that dissolves lead compounds and an electro-chemical process and electrolyze that converts the dissolved lead compounds into pure, primary grade lead. The Company’s AquaRefining process generates outputs consists of primary lead ingots; lead acid batteries grade lead alloy ingots; cleaned plastic chips, recovered from battery casings and sulphuric acid. Aqua Metals, Inc. is based in Oakland, California. “

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) was upgraded by analysts at BNP Paribas from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) had its price target trimmed by MKM Partners. MKM Partners currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Kroger Company (The) (NYSE:KR) was upgraded by analysts at Pivotal Research to a buy rating.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp.

Sidoti initiated coverage on shares of National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG). They issued a hold rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock.

Nordea Bank Ab Spon (NASDAQ:NRBAY) was downgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) was given a $210.00 target price by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) had its price target boosted by Royal Bank Of Canada from $205.00 to $220.00. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE:PKG) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp.

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