Equities Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, November 23rd:

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has $178.70 target price on the stock.

AO World plc (LON:AO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 145 ($1.91) price target on the stock.

Auto Trader Group PLC (LON:AUTO) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. They currently have a GBX 295 ($3.88) price target on the stock.

Barratt Developments plc (LON:BDEV) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

The Berkeley Group Holdings plc (LON:BKG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $40.94 price target on the stock.

Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Bellway p.l.c. (LON:BWY) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. They currently have a GBX 1,138 ($14.97) price target on the stock.

Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 1,600 ($21.04) price target on the stock.

Crest Nicholson Holdings plc (LON:CRST) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at HSBC Holdings PLC. The firm currently has a GBX 440 ($5.79) price target on the stock.

Gem Diamonds Limited (LON:GEMD) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at FinnCap. They currently have a GBX 150 ($1.97) target price on the stock.

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has $13.60 target price on the stock.

Ideagen PLC (LON:IDEA) had its corporate rating reaffirmed by analysts at FinnCap. FinnCap currently has a GBX 108 ($1.42) target price on the stock.

Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE:INN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused primarily on owning premium-branded, select-service hotels in the upscale and upper midscale segments of the lodging industry. “

J d Wetherspoon Plc (OTCMKTS:JDWPY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “JD Wetherspoon Plc owns and operates pubs. The principal activity of the company is development and management of public houses. It operates primarily in United Kingdom. JD Wetherspoon Plc is headquartered in Watford, the United Kingdom. “

JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited (NYSE:JKS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. is a solar product manufacturer with operations based in Jiangxi Province and Zhejiang Province in China. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain from recovered silicon materials to solar modules. JinkoSolar’s principal products are silicon wafers, solar cells and solar modules which are all along the photovoltaic value chain, with a global network spanning across Europe, North America and Asia. “

Jsr Cp Unsp Adr (OTCMKTS:JSCPY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “JSR Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of synthetic rubber and chemical materials. Its operating segment consists of Elastomers, Plastics and Fine Chemicals and Other Products. Elastomers segment produces and merchandises general purpose synthetic rubber for automobile tires, special high performance rubber for automotive components, thermoplastic elastomers for plastic enhancements, and emulsion for paper coating. Plastics segment deals with Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Acrylonitrile Ethylene Styrene and Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate plastics for automobiles, office automation equipment and amusement machines. Fine Chemicals and Other Products segment manufactures and sells semiconductor, flat panel display and optical fiber coating materials. JSR Corp. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. “

Jupiter Fund Management Plc (LON:JUP) was downgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings PLC to a hold rating. HSBC Holdings PLC currently has GBX 610 ($8.02) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 575 ($7.56).

Klondex Mines (TSE:KDX) had its sector perform rating reiterated by analysts at Scotiabank. The firm currently has a C$6.00 target price on the stock.

Leaf Group (NYSE:LFGR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $8.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Leaf Group Ltd. is an internet company. It builds platforms across marketplace which consists of Society6 and Saatchi Art and media which include Livestrong.com and eHow properties. Leaf Group Ltd., formerly known as Demand Media Inc., is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. “

Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Macquarie. The firm currently has a GBX 67 ($0.88) target price on the stock.

Lancashire Holdings Limited (LON:LRE) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at HSBC Holdings PLC. The firm currently has a GBX 863 ($11.35) price target on the stock.

Luxoft Holding (NYSE:LXFT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Luxoft Holding, Inc. offers software development services and information technology solutions. Its software development services consist of software development and support, product engineering and testing and technology consulting. The Company focuses on six industry verticals: financial services, travel and aviation, technology, telecom, automotive and transport and energy. It operates primarily in Western Europe and North America. Luxoft Holding, Inc. is based in Tortola, Virgin Islands. “

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Lloyds Banking Group plc, formerly Lloyds TSB Group plc, is a United Kingdom-based financial services company, whose businesses provide a range of banking and financial services in the United Kingdom and a limited number of locations overseas. Headquartered in London, the company operates through three segments: UK Retail Banking, Insurance and Investments, and Wholesale and International Banking. The UK Retail Banking segment provides banking and financial services, mortgages, and private banking services. The Insurance and Investments segment offers life assurance, pensions and savings products, general insurance, and fund management services. The Wholesale and International Banking segment provides banking and related services for companies, small and medium-sized businesses, banks, and financial institutions; and asset finance to personal and corporate customers. “

McCarthy & Stone plc (LON:MCS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

MGP Ingredients (NASDAQ:MGPI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “MGP Ingredients, Inc. produces and markets ingredients and distillery products to the packaged goods industry. Its Distillery Products segment primarily offers food grade alcohol, fuel grade alcohol, and distillers feed. The company’s Ingredient Solutions segment primarily provides specialty wheat starches and proteins, commodity wheat starches, and commodity vital wheat gluten. MGP Ingredients, Inc. is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas. “

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ:MTBC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. is a healthcare information technology company. It engages in providing integrated suite of proprietary web-based solutions, together with related business services, to healthcare providers practicing in ambulatory care settings. The Company offers revenue cycle, practice management services, patient scheduling, automated appointment reminders, e-prescribing, lab connectivity, and real-time insurance eligibility verification. Transcription Billing, Corp. is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. “

Netcall plc (LON:NET) had its corporate rating reiterated by analysts at FinnCap. FinnCap currently has a GBX 70 ($0.92) price target on the stock.

NEX Group PLC (LON:NXG) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. The firm currently has a GBX 700 ($9.21) target price on the stock.

Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $21.00 target price on the stock.

Persimmon plc (LON:PSN) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Redrow plc (LON:RDW) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 740 ($9.73) price target on the stock.

The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE) had its equal weight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.

SSP Group PLC (LON:SSPG) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 650 ($8.55) target price on the stock.

Secure Trust Bank Plc (LON:STB) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Macquarie. The firm currently has a GBX 1,800 ($23.67) target price on the stock.

Tharisa Plc (LON:THS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 200 ($2.63) target price on the stock.

Taylor Wimpey plc (LON:TW) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Majestic Wine PLC (LON:WINE) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 500 ($6.58) price target on the stock.

Majestic Wine PLC (LON:WINE) was upgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to a buy rating. They currently have GBX 450 ($5.92) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 380 ($5.00).

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $90.47 price target on the stock.

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