Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, November 2nd:

Acacia Mining PLC (LON:ACA) had its not rated rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $36.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Axcelis Technologies is a leading producer of ion implantation equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductors. The company also produces dry strip, photostabilization and rapid thermal processing equipment, which is used in semiconductor manufacturing primarily before and after the ion implantation process. In addition, the company provides extensive aftermarket service and support, including spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services and customer training. “

Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $16.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It is engaged in developing, building, owning and managing office, retail and multifamily properties primarily in the United States. Its properties are situated in Virginia and North Carolina. Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. is based in Virginia Beach, United States. “

Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Arlington Asset Investment Corp. is a principal investment firm that currently invests primarily in mortgage-related and other assets. “

Acerinox Sa (NASDAQ:ANIOY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Acerinox, S.A. is engaged in production and selling stainless steel. The Company also offers slabs, billets, black coils, sheets, angles and bars. It operates primarily in Spain, USA, South Africa and Malaysia. Acerinox, S.A. is headquartered in Madrid, Spain. “

Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $2.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Sphere 3D Corporation is a virtualization technology solution provider. The Company is engaged in the development, and sale of Sphere 3D’s Glassware 2.0 ultra-thin client technology, that allows access to third party software on any Cloud connected device. Sphere 3D also develops V3 systems appliances, a series of servers that are used for virtualization; and provides Desktop Cloud Orchestrator software, which allows administrators to manage local, cloud hosted, or hybrid virtual desktop deployments. It caters to the cloud computing market. Sphere 3D Inc. is based in Mississauga, Canada. “

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ALLIANCE RESOURCES is a diversified producer and marketer of coal to major U.S. utilities and industrial users. They currently operate mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Maryland. Some of their mining complexes are underground and one has both surface and underground mines. They produce a diverse range of steam coals with varying sulfur and heat contents, which enable them to satisfy the broad range of specifications demanded by their customers. “

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Build-A-Bear Workshop is the leading and only national company providing a make your own stuffed animal interactive retail-entertainment experience. “

Boise Cascade, L.L.C. (NYSE:BCC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Boise Cascade Company operates as a wood products manufacturer and building materials distributor. The Company manufactures engineered wood products, plywood, lumber and particleboard and distributes wood products, such as decking, EWP, lumber, panel, particleboard, and MDF products. It has operations primarily in the United States and Canada. Boise Cascade Company is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. “

BCE (NYSE:BCE) (TSE:BCE) was upgraded by analysts at National Bank Financial from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating.

Bacanora Minerals Ltd Com (LON:BCN) had its not rated rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Bacanora Minerals Ltd Com (LON:BCN) had its speculative buy rating reissued by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. The firm currently has a GBX 120 ($1.58) target price on the stock.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE:BHLB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged as a community bank that accepts retail deposits from the general public in the areas surrounding its full-service banking offices and uses those funds,together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, to originate residential mortgage loans, commercial business and real estate loans and consumer loans, primarily indirect automobile loans. “

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp. The analysts wrote, “We are below the midpoint of BLL’s reduced 2017 adj. EBITDA guidance, as we think the implied growth rate in 4Q is optimistic. We also remain well below consensus for 2018.””

Buenaventura Mining (NYSE:BVN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “COMPAÑÍA DE MINAS BUENAVENTURA is a leading mining company producing precious metals and holding mining rights in Peru. Since its inception in 1953, Buenaventura has focused on exploration and exploitation activities both by its own and through joint ventures. Buenaventura also is an important shareholder of Minera Yanacocha S.R.L., one of the leading gold producers in Latin America. “

Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Broadwind Energy is a precision manufacturer of structures, equipment & components for clean tech and other specialized applications. Their most significant presence is within the U.S. wind energy industry, although they have diversified into other industrial markets in order to improve their capacity utilization and reduce their exposure to uncertainty related to favorable governmental policies currently supporting the U.S. wind energy industry. Within the U.S. wind energy industry, they provide products primarily to wind turbine manufacturers. Outside of the wind energy market, they provide precision gearing and specialty weldments to a broad range of industrial customers for oil and gas, mining, steel and other industrial applications. “

Carolina Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CARO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Carolina Financial Corporation is the holding company of CresCom Bank. It operates through three reportable segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Mortgage Banking, and other. Its deposit products include checking accounts, commercial accounts, savings accounts, retirement accounts, and other time deposits. The company’s loan portfolio comprises loans to small and medium-sized businesses, residential and commercial construction and development loans, commercial real estate loans, residential mortgage loans, residential lot loans, home equity loans, and consumer loans. The company also offers mortgage banking services comprising correspondent lending and loan servicing; and cash management services. Carolina Financial Corporation is based in Charleston, South Carolina. “

Centamin PLC (LON:CEY) had its not rated rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity currently has a $16.00 target price on the stock.

Howden Joinery Group Plc (LON:HWDN) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at N+1 Singer.

Howden Joinery Group Plc (LON:HWDN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. The firm currently has a GBX 500 ($6.60) price target on the stock.

WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (LON:MRW) had its house stock rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Playtech PLC (LON:PTEC) had its price target trimmed by Canaccord Genuity from GBX 1,140 ($15.04) to GBX 1,090 ($14.38). The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Rambler Metals and Mining PLC (LON:RMM) had its not rated rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SNSS) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. The analysts wrote, “Sunesis reported Q3 Net loss of $9.9MM and pro forma September 30 cash of.””

Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) had its target price raised by Mizuho from $26.00 to $32.00. The firm currently has an underperform rating on the stock.

Wayfair (NYSE:W) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity currently has a $90.00 price target on the stock.

Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) had its price target boosted by Canaccord Genuity from GBX 2,000 ($26.39) to GBX 2,200 ($29.03). The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT) was upgraded by analysts at Societe Generale from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Wilmington PLC (LON:WIL) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at N+1 Singer.

Wilmington PLC (LON:WIL) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity.

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