Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, October 13th:

Acacia Mining PLC (LON:ACA) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. The firm currently has a GBX 230 ($3.02) target price on the stock.

Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL) was upgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to an add rating. The firm currently has GBX 360 ($4.73) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 325 ($4.27).

Ashmore Group plc (LON:ASHM) had its add rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 400 ($5.26) target price on the stock.

BTG plc (LON:BTG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 775 ($10.19) price target on the stock.

Bellway plc (LON:BWY) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc..

Carillion plc (LON:CLLN) had its reduce rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 40 ($0.53) target price on the stock.

Dunelm Group plc (LON:DNLM) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. The firm currently has a GBX 760 ($9.99) price target on the stock.

Beaufort Securities started coverage on shares of Falanx Group (LON:FLX). Beaufort Securities issued a speculative buy rating and a GBX 12 ($0.16) target price on the stock.

Genel Energy PLC (LON:GENL) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG to a hold rating. They currently have GBX 154 ($2.02) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 72 ($0.95).

Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. The firm currently has a GBX 165 ($2.17) target price on the stock.

Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 165 ($2.17) target price on the stock.

Halma plc (LON:HLMA) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group.

Harvest Minerals (LON:HMI) had its speculative buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

IMI plc (LON:IMI) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group.

Intertek Group plc (LON:ITRK) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a GBX 5,300 ($69.68) target price on the stock.

Just Eat PLC (LON:JE) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 760 ($9.99) price target on the stock.

Just Eat PLC (LON:JE) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 895 ($11.77) target price on the stock.

Just Eat PLC (LON:JE) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

NeoGenomics (NASDAQ:NEO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NeoGenomics, Inc. is a high-complexity CLIA-certified clinical laboratory that specializes in cancer genetics diagnostic testing, the fastest growing segment of the laboratory industry. The company’s testing services include cytogenetics, fluorescence in-situ hybridization, flow cytometry, morphology studies, anatomic pathology and molecular genetic testing. Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, NeoGenomics has labs in Nashville, TN, Irvine, CA and Fort Myers and services the needs of pathologists, oncologists, urologists, hospitals and other reference laboratories throughout the United States. “

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ:NEOG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Neogen Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets a diverse line of products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s food safety segment consists primarily of diagnostic test kits and related products, including dehydrated culture media, marketed to food producers and processors to aid in the detection of foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, pesticide residues, plant disease infections and levels of general sanitation. “

Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE:NMM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $2.25 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Navios Maritime Partners L.P. is an international owner and operator of dry cargo vessels. It engages in the seaborne transportation services of drybulk commodities including iron ore, coal, grains, fertilizers and chartering of its vessels under medium to long-term charters. Navios Maritime Partners L.P. is headquartered in Piraeus, Greece. “

NETGEAR (NASDAQ:NTGR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “NETGEAR, Inc. designs, develops and markets networking solutions and smart connected products for consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company’s product line consists of devices, such as network attached storage, Internet protocol (IP) security cameras, and home automation devices and services. The Company’s segments include retail, commercial and service provider. The retail business unit is focused on individual consumers and consists of whole home wireless fidelity (WiFi) networking solutions and Smart connected products. The commercial business unit is focused on small and medium-sized businesses and consists of business networking, storage and security solutions. The service provider business unit is focused on the service provider market and consists of made-to-order and retail-proven whole home networking hardware and software solutions, including fourth-generation (4G) long term evolution (LTE) hotspots sold to service providers for sale to their subscribers. “

NEX Group PLC (LON:NXG) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. The firm currently has a GBX 645 ($8.48) target price on the stock.

OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Omnova Solutions Inc. develops, manufactures and markets emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and decorative and building products for a variety of industrial, commercial and consumer markets. The Performance Chemicals unit’s broad range of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals are used as coatings, binders, adhesives, and additives for paper, carpet, textile and various other industries. “

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “PACWEST BANCORP, formerly First Community Bancorp, with one wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Pacific Western Bank. Through sixty full-service community banking branches, Pacific Western provides commercial banking services, including real estate, construction and commercial loans, to small and medium-sized businesses. Pacific Western’s branches are located in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino Counties. Through its subsidiary BFI Business Finance and its divisions First Community Financial and Pacific Western SBA Lending, Pacific Western also provides working capital financing to growing companies located throughout the Southwest, primarily in the states of Arizona, California and Texas. “

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 870 ($11.44) target price on the stock.

Renewi PLC (LON:RWI) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group to a neutral rating. They currently have GBX 105 ($1.38) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 100 ($1.31).

Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group.

WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 2,270 ($29.84) target price on the stock.

Talktalk Telecom Group PLC (LON:TALK) was downgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC to an equal weight rating. They currently have GBX 215 ($2.83) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 185 ($2.43).

Tullow Oil plc (LON:TLW) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 210 ($2.76) target price on the stock.

Travis Perkins plc (LON:TPK) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc..

URU Metals (LON:URU) had its speculative buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

ValiRx Plc (LON:VAL) had its speculative buy rating reissued by analysts at Beaufort Securities. The firm currently has a GBX 6.50 ($0.09) price target on the stock.

Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group.

Watchstone Group PLC (LON:WTG) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 162 ($2.13) price target on the stock.

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