Equities Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, November 3rd:

Adidas AG (OTCMKTS:ADDYY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Adidas is a leading brand in the sporting goods market with strong positions in footwear, apparel and hardware. Adidas products offer technological innovations and cutting-edge designs to athletes of all skill levels who aspire to achieve peak performance. The adidas brand is structured in three divisions: Forever Sport, Originals and adidas Equipment. “

Adient PLC (NASDAQ:ADNT) had its price target lowered by UBS AG from $98.00 to $95.00. UBS AG currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) had its target price lowered by BMO Capital Markets from $122.00 to $114.00. BMO Capital Markets currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

Allete (NYSE:ALE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ALLETE is an energy company. In addition to its electric utilities, Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power of Wisconsin, ALLETE owns ALLETE Clean Energy, based in Duluth, U.S. Water Services headquartered in St. Michael, Minn., BNI Energy in Center, N.D., and has an eight percent equity interest in the American Transmission Co. “

Amarin Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:AMRN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Amarin Corporation plc is a global pharmaceutical group which develops innovative pharmaceutical products across a range of therapeutic areas utilizing its proprietary advanced oral and transdermal drug delivery technologies. “

Preferred Apartment Communities (NASDAQ:APTS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The company acquire and operate multifamily properties primarily in the United States. It also acquire senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or mezzanine debt secured by interests in multifamily properties, membership or partnership interests in multifamily properties and other multifamily assets. Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is based in Atlanta, United States. “

Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Ardmore Shipping Corporation engages in the ownership and operation of product and chemical tankers. It provides shipping services to customers through voyage charters, commercial pools, and time charters. The Company provides seaborne transportation of petroleum products and chemicals worldwide to oil majors, national oil companies, oil and chemical traders, and chemical companies. Ardmore Shipping Corporation is based in Mahon, Ireland. “

Atento (NYSE:ATTO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Atento S.A. is a provider of customer relationship management and business process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services in Latin America and Spain. Its CRM BPO services include customer service, sales, credit management, technical support, back office, and service desk, as well as other BPO process services, such as training activities, workstation infrastructure, interactive voice response port implementation, telecommunications infrastructure, application development, and others. The Company’s clients are mostly multinational corporations in sectors such as telecommunications, banking and finance, health, consumption and public administration, among others. Atento S.A. is based in Luxembourg. “

BG Staffing (NASDAQ:BGSF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “BG Staffing, Inc. is a national provider of temporary staffing services across a diverse set of industries. Its present business segments offer temp services in the Multi-Family, Professional and Commercial sectors. In the Multi-Family segment BG offers temporary workers that perform front office and maintenance personnel in 18 states (Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, N. Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island); temporary skilled contract labor for Finance & Accounting and also for IT implementation and maintenance projects nationwide from offices in 5 states (Texas, Louisiana, N. Carolina, Maryland, Rhode Island); temp labor services in various skilled and unskilled positions to primarily distribution and logistics customers in its Commercial segment in 5 states (Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee, Mississippi). BG Staffing, Inc. is headquartered in Plano, Texas. “

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:BKCC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $7.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation provides responsive, creative and flexible capital solutions to middle-market companies. BlackRock Kelso Capital provides middle-market companies with flexible financing solutions, including senior and junior secured, unsecured and subordinated debt securities and loans, and equity securities. The Companies strategy is to provide capital to meet our clients’ current and future needs across this spectrum, creating long-term partnerships with growing middle-market companies. “

Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Chegg, Inc. provides a social education platform. The Company rents and sells print textbooks; and provides eTextbooks, supplemental materials, homework help, textbook buyback, courses, and college admissions and scholarship services, as well as offers enrollment marketing and brand advertising services. Chegg, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. “

Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ:CIDM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Catalent (NASDAQ:CTLT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Catalent, Inc. provides advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. It operates through Oral Technologies, Medication Delivery Solutions, and Development & Clinical Services. The Oral Technologies segment address the full diversity of the pharmaceutical industry including small molecules, large molecule biologics and consumer health products. The Medication Delivery Solutions segment offers formulation, development, and manufacturing services for delivery of drugs and biologics administered through injection, inhalation, and ophthalmic routes. The Development and Clinical Services segment provides manufacturing, packaging, storage, and inventory management services for drugs and biologics in clinical trials. Catalent, Inc. is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. “

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE:EARN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) (NYSE:EDN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “EMPRESA DISTRIBUIDORA Y COMERCIALIZADORA NORTE S.A. (Edenor) is the largest electricity distribution company in Argentina in terms of number of customers and electricity sold (both in GWh and Pesos). Through a concession, Edenor distributes electricity exclusively to the northwestern zone of the greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area and the northern part of the city of Buenos Aires, which has a population of approximately 7 million people and an area of 4,637 sq. km. “

NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NIC Inc. provides digital government services that enable governments to use technology to provide various services to businesses. Its Outsourced Portals business enters into long-term contracts with state and local governments to design, build, and operate Internet-based, enterprise-wide portals on their behalf. These portals consist of Websites and applications that enable businesses and citizens to access government information online and complete transactions, such as applying for a permit, retrieving government records, or filing a government-mandated form or report. Its portal service offerings include motor vehicle driver history record retrieval; hunting/ fishing licenses; health professional license services; professional license renewal; business registrations and renewals; secretary of state business searches; Uniform Commercial Code searches and filings; limited criminal history searches; court services; vital records; income and property tax payments; and payment processing products and services. “

Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) had its price target boosted by Barclays PLC from $54.00 to $55.00.

Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) had its price target lowered by BMO Capital Markets from $40.00 to $38.00.

Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) had its price target increased by CIBC from $41.00 to $42.00.

RDS-A (NASDAQ:RDS-A) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Societe Generale.

Resolute Forest Products (TSE:RFP) (NYSE:RFP) had its target price raised by Royal Bank Of Canada to C$9.00. They currently have a sector perform rating on the stock.

Resolute Forest Products (TSE:RFP) (NYSE:RFP) had its target price increased by Scotiabank to C$10.00. The firm currently has an underperform rating on the stock.

Resolute Forest Products (TSE:RFP) (NYSE:RFP) had its price target increased by TD Securities to C$10.00. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

Sierra Wireless (TSE:SW) (NASDAQ:SWIR) had its price target trimmed by TD Securities to C$36.00. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

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