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

ConforMIS (NASDAQ:CFMS) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BTIG Research.

Epizyme (NASDAQ:EPZM) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Cann. Cann currently has a $26.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Epizyme’s loss per share of $0.63 was less than our estimated $(0.75). This primarily resulted from lower than estimated operating expense of $38.1 million compared to our estimated $44.5 million. Our outlook remains basically unchanged for 2018-2022.””

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $34.00 target price on the stock.

Inmarsat Plc (LON:ISAT) was upgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank to a hold rating. Berenberg Bank currently has GBX 640 ($8.45) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 680 ($8.97).

Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a buy rating. They currently have GBX 296 ($3.91) price target on the stock.

Majestic Wine PLC (LON:MJW) was upgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to a hold rating. Peel Hunt currently has GBX 380 ($5.01) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 300 ($3.96).

MorphoSys AG (ETR:MOR) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Northgate plc (LON:NTG) was upgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank to a hold rating. The firm currently has GBX 465 ($6.14) price target on the stock.

Paddy Power Plc (LON:PAP) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They currently have a GBX 8,420 ($111.11) target price on the stock.

Prudential plc (LON:PRU) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a GBX 2,109 ($27.83) target price on the stock.

Sanofi SA (EPA:SAN) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (NYSE:SMFG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC., is a financial holding company established through a share transfer from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. As a holding company, SMFG has functions such as strategic planning, management, resource allocation, strategic planning of information systems, financial management, investor relations, risk management, human resource management for group executives, and business auditing of the group as a whole. Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company, Limited, SMBC Leasing Company, Limited, SMBC Friend Securities and The Japan Research Institute are wholly-owned subsidiaries of SMFG. “

Sun Communities (NYSE:SUI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Sun Communities, Inc. owns, operates & finances manufactured housing communities concentrated in the midwestern & southeastern US. The Company is a fully integrated real estate company which, together with its affiliates and predecessors, has been in the business of acquiring, operating & expanding manufactured housing communities since 1975. The Company owns & manages a portfolio of properties located in twelve states, including manufactured housing communities, recreational vehicle communities, & properties containing both manufactured housing & recreational vehicle sites. “

TriCo Bancshares (NASDAQ:TCBK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $46.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “TriCo Bancshares is a bank holding company for Tri Counties Bank. The Bank conducts a commercial banking business including accepting demand, savings and time deposits and making commercial, real estate, and consumer loans. “

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) was upgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from an underperform rating to a market perform rating. The firm currently has $28.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $20.00.

Yelp (NYSE:YELP) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at B. Riley. The firm currently has a $39.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We change 2017/2018 AEBITDA estimates from $150.5MM/$194.8MM to $155.6MM/$177.1MM (+3%/-9%) and introduce 2019 AEBITDA of $214.0MM. Our PT increases from $36.00 to $39.00 and is based on 13.0x 2019 AEBITDA (13.0x 2018 previously) in line with comps. Maintain Neutral. Key Points Solid 3Q Beat: Revenue/AEBITDA came in at $222.4MM/$42.8MM versus our estimate of $219.2MM/$31.6MM versus consensus of $220.8MM/$34.7MM. While revenue was only slightly ahead, Sales & Marketing efficiency drove the AEBITDA beat coming in at 51% of Sales versus our estimate of 56%, potentially as growth in self-serve channel obviated need to pay sales commissions. Local/Transactions/Other came in at $199.6MM/ $18.5MM/ $4.3MM versus our estimates of $197.4MM/$18.4MM/$3.4MM and consensus at $198.3MM/$18.8MM/$3.6MM.””

Yelp (NYSE:YELP) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. Royal Bank Of Canada currently has $55.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $36.00.

Zpg Plc (LON:ZPLA) had its add rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 400 ($5.28) target price on the stock.

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