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

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Maxim Group. The firm currently has a $193.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “No mystery with Sept Q results to be reported; expect in-line Q. Given supply chain data points that suggest only 30M iPhone X will be shipped within the Dec Q, shifting 25M iPhone units from Dec Q to C1H18. Supply chain data points and 6 week lead times indicate 16M iPhone X were ordered over the first weekend, which we believe is consistent with iPhone 6/6+ first weekend. GM upside from iPhone X may not be apparent from Dec Q guidance due to purported initial assembly yield issues.””

Allergan PLC. (NYSE:AGN) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. The firm currently has a $245.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $258.00.

Compass Point assumed coverage on shares of Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV). The firm issued a neutral rating and a $6.25 price target on the stock.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets.

Allstate Corporation (The) (NYSE:ALL) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. The firm currently has a $105.00 target price on the stock.

Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. The firm currently has a $39.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $34.00.

ASOS plc (LON:ASC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $62.00 target price on the stock.

AveXis (NASDAQ:AVXS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Chardan Capital. The analysts wrote, “We also encourage investors consider the high proportion of Spinraza events/deaths (see Figure 2) that occurred within 6 months after treatment was started, causing investigators to say this result indicates that a minimum treatment time is required to see the full benefits of [Spinraza]”, consistent with our thesis that Spinraza has an important limitation in that it takes considerably longer than AVXS-101 to achieve levels necessary for efficacy. As with other medical emergencies (e.g. MI, stroke), we expect that in SMA 1, the therapeutic agent that dominates the market is likely to be the one that provides efficacy within a reasonable time frame.””

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Boenning Scattergood.

bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. Wedbush currently has a $174.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $135.00.

Breedon Group PLC (LON:BREE) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They currently have a GBX 96 ($1.27) target price on the stock.

Centamin PLC (LON:CEY) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Panmure Gordon.

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc began coverage on shares of Coach (NYSE:COH). They issued a positive rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock.

Criteo (NASDAQ:CRTO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets.

Cybg Plc (LON:CYBG) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Cybg Plc (LON:CYBG) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 210 ($2.77) target price on the stock.

Dairy Crest Group plc (LON:DCG) had its reduce rating reissued by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets. The firm currently has a GBX 560 ($7.39) target price on the stock.

Deere & (NYSE:DE) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $150.00 target price on the stock.

Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $37.00 target price on the stock.

Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $90.00 price target on the stock.

NOW (NYSE:DNOW) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. They currently have a $24.00 target price on the stock.

DURECT Corporation (NASDAQ:DRRX) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at HC Wainwright.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at KeyCorp. They currently have a $135.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $115.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $126.00 price target on the stock.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:EL) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at DA Davidson. DA Davidson currently has a $125.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a $92.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “3Q17 revenues top expectations. Revenue for 3Q17 was $377.5 mn, up 8.2% q/q and 26.6% y/y (24.6% in constant currency), vs. our $366.5 mn estimate and the $368.2 mn FactSet consensus. The FX tailwind of 2% compares to a 0.7% headwind in the previous period. The quarter was the 27th consecutive quarter of over 20% y/y growth and 22nd since the IPO, five years ago. Adjusted operating profit of $62.6 mn (16.6% adjusted operating margin) was up 26% y/y and above the consensus of $59.6 mn. Non-GAAP EPS was $0.92, above our estimate and the consensus of $0.85. Our Performance Table is on pg.””

Express (NYSE:EXPR) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $7.00 price target on the stock.

easyJet plc (LON:EZJ) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets. The firm currently has a GBX 1,300 ($17.15) target price on the stock.

Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $7.00 price target on the stock.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Pivotal Research. Pivotal Research currently has a $136.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We continue to rate the stock Sell. Facebook reported spectacular 3Q17 earnings featuring revenue growth of +47% (including advertising revenue growth of +43%), operating income margins of 50% and EPS of $1.59. This compared with our forecasts of +42% (with advertising revenue growth of +43%), operating income margins of 43% and EPS of $1.24 and consensus that was similar on revenue expectations, but higher on profitability.””

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Needham & Company LLC. The firm currently has a $215.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $185.00.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. The firm currently has a $220.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $200.00.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Wedbush. Wedbush currently has a $230.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $225.00.

Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $19.00 price target on the stock.

1-800 FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ:FLWS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Noble Financial. The analysts wrote, “Mgmt’s ‘18 guidance will force Street’s EPS estimates lower by 10%-ish, and we now model flattish earnings growth in ’18. This outlook does assume a turn to positive SSS, despite negative trends since 2Q17. This may not prove a conservative SSS base-case with mgm’t now suggesting mall traffic is a 50-100bps annual headwind. This, along with continued cost pressures, causes initial ’18 guidance to be tilted a tad aggressively as analyzed today.””

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) had its market perform rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. The firm currently has a $9.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $14.50.

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at DA Davidson.

The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) had its market perform rating reiterated by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc..

The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Wedbush. They currently have a $11.00 price target on the stock.

Barclays PLC started coverage on shares of HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC). The firm issued an overweight rating on the stock.

Hope Bancorp (NASDAQ:HOPE) had its market perform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc..

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at National Securities. National Securities currently has a $10.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “• HRZN posted NII/share of $0.33 versus consensus estimates of $0.27 and our own estimate of $0.25. We projected no prepayment income ($0.03/share impact) and a higher incentive fee ($0.02/share impact). We note that interest income was substantially higher despite the portfolio at cost decreasing Q/Q to $188.0 million from $189.6 million. This is due to the acceleration of ETP (end-of-term payments) pertaining to the prepaid loans. The accelerated ETP was roughly $0.09/share.

• While HRZN, like most BDCs, has lumpy income especially when looking at fee and prepayment income as well as OID (or in this case ETP) acceleration, this quarter specifically was not as strong as the stock price reaction would indicate, in our opinion. We are unsure of whether shares rallied on the earnings beat loaded with lumpy and unpredictable items, no further non-accruals, or a combination of both. Nonetheless, our investment thesis remains unchanged.

• HRZN will likely remain underleveraged and unable to achieve adequate ROE to meet the current quarterly dividend of $0.30/share, including if asset quality turns around and then the incentive fee is earned in full, as we see it.

• We are revising our 2017 NII/share estimate to $1.12 from $1.04 and are maintaining our 2018 NII/share estimate of $1.05.”

Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) had its market perform rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo & Company currently has a $46.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $37.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Howden Joinery Group Plc (LON:HWDN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

International Consolidated Airlns Grp SA (LON:IAG) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets.

ImmuPharma PLC (LON:IMM) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Northland Securities. They currently have a GBX 181 ($2.39) target price on the stock.

Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTU) had its reduce rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 190 ($2.51) target price on the stock.

InterXion Holding N.V. (NYSE:INXN) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. The firm currently has a $62.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $54.00.

Gartner (NYSE:IT) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a $139.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “3Q17 revenue and earnings top estimates. Total revenue was $891.7 mn, up 55.3% y/y (+14% organic cc), vs. our estimate of $871.8 mn and the $868.6 mn FactSet consensus. Research revenue was $653.4 mn, up 40.0% y/y (+16% organic cc). Consulting revenue was $72.1 mn, down -2.2% y/y (-3% y/y organic cc). Events revenue was $45.0 mn, up 34.3% y/y (+22% organic cc). New Talent Assessment & Other segment revenues were $57.6 mn. The deferred revenue fair value assessment was $63.7 mn. Non-GAAP EPS was $0.65, vs. our estimate of $0.51 and the consensus of $0.52. Our performance table is on p.””

ITT (NYSE:ITT) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Robert W. Baird.

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Wedbush. The firm currently has a $64.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $42.00.

Just Group PLC (LON:JUST) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC.

Citigroup Inc. assumed coverage on shares of Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS). They issued a positive rating and a $62.00 target price on the stock.

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc began coverage on shares of Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS). The firm issued a positive rating and a $62.00 price target on the stock.

Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $82.00 target price on the stock.

Lancashire Holdings Limited (LON:LRE) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Lancashire Holdings Limited (LON:LRE) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 690 ($9.11) price target on the stock.

Lancashire Holdings Limited (LON:LRE) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 775 ($10.23) price target on the stock.

lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $55.00 price target on the stock.

Macy’s (NYSE:M) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $36.00 target price on the stock.

Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $48.00 price target on the stock.

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $58.00 price target on the stock.

Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Boenning Scattergood. The firm currently has a $14.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We rate MWA Outperform, with our $14 target reflecting a water infrastructure peer group average forward P/E of 25 times.””

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Needham & Company LLC. They currently have a $15.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We believe that the timing mismatch of OLED technologies that negatively impacted MX’s growth is behind us –we see a clear path towards 50% Y/Y OLED DDIC growth in 2018 as MX’s OLED roadmap now has products hitting production. The company is also experiencing double-digit growth in power products as well as foundry GM improvements. This quarter, MX achieved revenue higher than its estimated mid-point (despite foundry power outage impact) and saw the benefits of cost cuts/profitability initiatives – adj. EBITDA for the first 9 months of the year doubled Y/Y to $58.1M from $26.6M.””

Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They currently have a $79.00 target price on the stock.

National Grid plc (LON:NG) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. The firm currently has a GBX 860 ($11.35) target price on the stock.

NEXT plc (LON:NXT) had its underweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.

Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Prometic Life Scie (NASDAQ:PFSCF). Cantor Fitzgerald issued an overweight rating on the stock.

Children’s Place, Inc. (The) (NASDAQ:PLCE) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $112.00 price target on the stock.

Pennon Group plc (LON:PNN) had its underperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. Credit Suisse Group currently has a GBX 710 ($9.37) target price on the stock.

Paddy Power Betfair Plc (LON:PPB) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They currently have a GBX 8,000 ($105.57) target price on the stock.

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The analysts wrote, “With Model 3 runrate target of 5k/week pushed out a quarter, we continue to believe GM is the key metric to track on shares. We believe TSLA is fundamentally a technology company and a vertically integrated manufacturer. We believe return on capital is tied directly to TSLA’s ability to manufacture cost-effectively while maintaining ASP. With 4Q17 GM guided lower Q/Q on slower than expected Model 3 ramp, we believe TSLA has a challenging road ahead to reach projected runrates and margins given recent price declines and complexity of automation in the Model 3 manufacturing process. We expect bulls to focus on ADAS progress and look toward 1Q18 production, the benchmark for Model 3.””

Roche Holding (VTX:ROG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Retail Properties of America (NYSE:RPAI) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Boenning Scattergood.

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Boenning Scattergood. Boenning Scattergood currently has a $12.50 price target on the stock.

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at BTIG Research.

RSA Insurance Group plc (LON:RSA) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $31.00 price target on the stock.

Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. The firm currently has a $36.00 target price on the stock.

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc began coverage on shares of Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). They issued a neutral rating and a $60.00 target price on the stock.

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc (LON:SKG) had its add rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 2,600 ($34.31) price target on the stock.

Spirit Aerosystems Holdings (NYSE:SPR) had its market perform rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They currently have a $85.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $78.00.

Sse Plc (LON:SSE) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. Credit Suisse Group currently has a GBX 1,500 ($19.79) price target on the stock.

Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) had its underweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.

Steris Plc (NYSE:STE) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. The firm currently has a $101.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $91.00.

Severn Trent Plc (LON:SVT) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They currently have a GBX 2,230 ($29.43) price target on the stock.

Tate & Lyle PLC (LON:TATE) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Tate & Lyle PLC (LON:TATE) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets. Kepler Capital Markets currently has a GBX 660 ($8.71) price target on the stock.

Treehouse Foods (NYSE:THS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $85.00 target price on the stock.

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc started coverage on shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF). The firm issued a neutral rating and a $100.00 target price on the stock.

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc assumed coverage on shares of Tapestry (NYSE:TPR). The firm issued a positive rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock.

Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Tapestry (NYSE:TPR). Citigroup Inc. issued a positive rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock.

Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $61.00 price target on the stock.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) had its underweight rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. J P Morgan Chase & Co currently has a $185.00 target price on the stock.

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $235.00 price target on the stock.

United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) had its underperform rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. The firm currently has a GBX 850 ($11.22) target price on the stock.

Vedanta Resources plc (LON:VED) had its underweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC.

Virgin Money Holdings PLC (LON:VM) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Wilmington PLC (LON:WIL) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Wilmington PLC (LON:WIL) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 375 ($4.95) price target on the stock.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo & Company currently has a $124.00 price target on the stock.

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